Ahhh, no, no… I don’t want to talk about it.
No seriously, don’t even say it.
Ok, ok… it totally sucks. I was like ‘oh yeah, I’d be cool if I saw him out’… then I saw him out, strutting his moves, and shit… it hurt man. Cut deeper than a bladed Predator boot on a wet Sunday morning.
Yes people, I’m talking Cesc. He was a bit special last night. He cut a half volley to Schurlle that made me almost puke it was so good.
… there are plenty of fish right? Plenty of FAT TRAITOROUS FISH OUT THERE TO CUT MY HEART TO PIECES!
No… sorry, what I mean is we have a girlfriend who used to be a beauty, but she went a bit mental for a season. Now, it’s year two, she can be better. She can be our Cesc… well, he can.
… you know who I’m talking about. OZIL!
That’s the plan anyway. Just hurt a bit to see him pinning that midfield with Matic.
I think Chelsea showed, squad wise, quite how far off we are. Many good players, but no top class strikers and no Matic equivalent. Arteta doesn’t win you the league… nor does the injured Sanogo. Nor do three centre backs. Calum Chambers looks great, he really does. I think it’s unfair to expect him to come in and take all the pressure of being our number 3. We need to shuffle some experience in sharpish.
For tonight’s game, there’s quite the pile up already. Gibbs and Yaya (I’d be happier with Joel) out, possibly Koscielny. Bad times. Don’t blame Shad, he came to the party late. Colbert ran most of the early preseason. He’ll give us the most benefit later on in the year. Let’s see how the Christmas period pans out. If we’re not blowing out our backsides, we’ll be winning. If we have less than 43 injuries, we’ll be winning.
Arsene is talking the talk when it comes to fitness. So he’s obviously been wired in to the mechanics of what he needs to do squad wise.
“We had a short preparation and we know that in one week we have three big games: Besiktas home and away and Everton in between. Every challenge is different and beating a Turkish team away from home is very difficult but we want to perform at our best. Besiktas are on the back of a good result against Feyenoord [in the third qualifying round] but we’re on our toes and want to produce a good result.”
A bit alarming we’re already talking fatigue. Interesting that we had so few preseason games and also worth noting that our Germans have had more time of the Chelsea’s or Bayern’s.
Interesting move by Manchester City to subsidise away fans for the Arsenal games. No £64 tickets for them. Oh no. Bayern did something similar for us. I don’t really understand why clubs don’t all come to an agreement on away tickets. Just make them really cheap. I get the revenue issue for some of the teams, so make weighted allowances. But jeez, all this money pouring into the game, can’t we make allowances somewhere? Can’t we feed a bit of cash back into the game?
I appreciate that opens up questions about home fans, but come on, home season tickets aren’t anywhere near the level of lunatic fan compared to some of the away support. I certainly couldn’t dedicate myself to the time or money that comes with regular away travel. Though I will make more of an effort this year just to get my credits up so I can get a Cup Final ticket through normal routes.
Right, big game this evening. Let’s look for some focus, let’s hit them hard and let’s make sure we don’t do anything fucking stupid.
Have a great evening!