Errr, Arsene, Ozil has something on his mind…
“I’m one of the best players in the world in that No10 position. Fans, coaches, players and everyone knows that my best position is playmaker.
“It’s different playing on the left. Joachim Löw needed me on the left. It’s not about the individual, it’s about the team.“
He ain’t playin’ on no wing, fool.
Glad to see the German has come out and set out the expectations for the season. I want to see him show he’s one of the best. Drop the arrogant / disinterested persona and show you want to make it happen at Arsenal. He shows glimpses, at the Besiktas game the other night a ball came in from high, he took it over the should whilst holding off a player… stopped the ball dead. Incredible talent to do such a thing… we just don’t see it enough.
He should be playing the number 10 role. We should have someone like Rosicky or Campbell playing out on the left. Play your best player in their best positions, or buy someone in who can play there. Round pegs deserve round holes, especially if that round peg costs you £140k a week and you spanked out £40m on it.
Tomorrow we have a tough challenge with Leicester. Nigel Pearson, outside fighting packs of ferrel dogs, is a very good manager who has a drilled group of players that are carressed by the sweet hand of sport science. They’re lightning on the counter attack, but lacking in quality. At the back is where my Leicester supporting pal tells me we could have a field day… Paul Konchesky is one of their full backs and the other side lacks pace as well. We could blitz them from wide positions.
It’s important we start getting into a flow with our game, sad times though, if we spank Leicester, I think we can all kiss goodbye to any signings this transfer window. Forget going all out of Falcao my darlings, it looks like we’re strapped into this squad for the year.
‘Judge the team in May’
No. Looking at that squad right now, we can all see where this is going to end. It makes me sad, but when you’ve a CEO who is powerless and a club owner who is captivated by a manager who just keeps things ticking over. Well, you’ve a recipe for top four mediocrity…
… but hey, don’t voice that opinion, because Arsene doesn’t like anyone having an opinion.
‘We live in a society of opinions,’ Wenger said. ‘People are better informed these days. Many of them are better informed than I am. But all of these opinions don’t mean people are right.
‘Everyone is entitled to an opinion, but that doesn’t mean it’s right.
‘In fact, when opinions have been wrong in the past, people have never come out and say “sorry I was wrong” – the easiest thing is to have an opinion.’
Pretty sure Arsene says this about squad strength every single year when people ask him why he hasn’t done his job properly, and in general, people are pretty much always right about Arsene Wenger and his terrible opinions of what it takes to build a major trophy wnning squad.
Does he apologise? Will he apologise to Gary Lineker if we don’t win the league. Doubtful. It’s this type of arrogant snipe that causes the malaise we have at the club. One man, one opinion, fuck anyone else. The dictator has spoken.
This is Arsene on our chances of success…
‘Of course we can be successful. Why not? The success of the season does not depend on one player that you buy or not,’
‘If I give you the number of strikers we have at the moment, it’s absolutely unbelievable. We have Yaya Sanogo, Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Lukas Podolski.
‘Giroud will be back during the season and Joel Campbell can play centre-forward as well.
‘You sign players when you think it strengthens your squad. If you find the right player, then you want to do it.
‘We’ve shown in the last two seasons that when we think money has to be spent, we do it. But we want to do it in the right way.
‘I will be on alert until the last minute of the transfer deadline.’
Arsene again using all the options he has at his disposal to make a point. Nice in theory, but like last January when he said he had Nik B in his squad and he didn’t… Sanogo isn’t good enough, Campbell looks talented but has zero Premier League experience, we’re trying to sell Lukas, Giroud isn’t good enough and Theo is far better suited to playing out wide.
Oh, and Sanchez is a converted wide man who would probably suit playing with a second striker better.
It’s not a good situation. If you have to explain your squad situation to the masses, and it’s a bit of a push to explain it well, maybe your offering is a bit weak. You know, if you can’t explain something in a pitch succinctly, it’s probably not very good.
Wenger is battling reality, like he always does. He’s hiding behind his own bullshit, as always. It’ll end the same, as always.
Right, I’m off to play some golf. Have a ripper of a day!
P.S. Here is the podcast I did. Excuse the weird sound.