How’s it going everyone? Are we all excited about potentially WINNING A DAMN TROPHY.
I am. It’s a real trophy.
So what’s been happening? Well, Arsene Wenger has let rip at Stevie G for being a massive bastard in the press last week.
“You’re never too good for Arsenal and Steven Gerrard knows that,”
“But I can understand completely that he asked him to stay because he wanted him (Suarez) to play with him and have a chance to win the Premier League. But it didn’t happen, and anyway, Suarez left.”
Zing… take that Steven.
I find it hard to stomach words like that from a man who was seriously considering moving to Chelsea when he was at the top of his game.
Also, just to throw it on the pile… Sanchez thought he was too good for Liverpool. Because he is. So there.
Wenger has been quite chatty, there’s a TV clip of him excusing the business that he’s done so early this year. He says something like,
‘We’re ahead of time because there’s a lot of availability’
Come on Arsene, you’re ahead of time because you had a plan this year. Last year, you didn’t wait until the end of the window with the knowledge you’d land Ozil. You waited until the end of the window in the hope someone, anyone, would come avaiable. This year, there’s been more of a plan and far more structure.
There’s still hope that more players will come in. The Mirror are running with a Mario to Arsenal story again. I get it, but I don’t believe it. Arsene just wouldn’t do it. Well, at least that’s what I believe. He’d be a brilliant buy, but he’s a lunatic, so he could also be a massive problem. I’d have him though. All that power and pace. All that Puma affiliation. Would make so much bad sense.
The manager is keen on doing more business.
“I’m very happy because I did what I wanted, and I am still open to do more,” he said.
“Let’s not forget that we are at August 1 today, and the transfer window closes on the 31st. For years, it’s a long time I didn’t sit with you here on the first of August having done quite a lot.
All the words I want to be hearing. It’s nice to hear him bleat on about the window being for another month when he’s bought a load of players already. Hopefully he lands another big name. Hopefully we go into the season winning the transfer window. What a feeling that’d be, hey?!
Wenger also had some words on South Americans and Joel Campbell.
‘Yes, he [Campbell] is part of my plans. He might play tomorrow against Benfica,’
‘We follow closely what’s going on in South America because I believe, in some positions, they are stronger than European clubs.
‘Especially up front. If you make a classification of a world-class striker today, that’s in favour of South America.
Yes Arsene, you are right, all the best strikers are from South America. Interesting that the Germans didn’t really have a world class striker at the world cup. Well, not in the sense of having a Suarez. It made the victory all the more impressive for them. However, we have all the best playmakers. So that’s the shift. Right? Am I right?
Right, Arsenal vs Benfica today. Hopefully there are some interesting players on show. Should be fund the see Sanchez out there and Calum Chambers should be on show. I don’t think we’ll see Ospina, which is a shame, but I’m sure we’ll catch a glimpse of him over the course of the season.
Right, that’s me done. Before I go, can I ask you a favour. Could you click the video below. It’s for a project with Bloomberg, I didn’t know they were going to ask me to do this, but it happened and they’re good guys who want to get something going with bloggers. Click, don’t watch and don’t c*nt me about the shoddy performance in the comments.