I can’t deal with this. Still struggling to keep it all in people.
Story this morning about Welbeck being evidence of Arsenal undertaking and ‘English Policy’…
Jeez, this really gets me. The theory is version two of Arsene signing children back in the day. The idea back then was of you bring in kids, pay them a shit tonne of cash for their worth, when they came good, they’d stay loyal because of the deep bond they have with the club and their team mates.
Where it went wrong:
- If someone is willing to chunk their hometown club for more money at 16, they’ll be experienced enough to replicate the process at 22
- Great players want to play with great players
- Great players don’t believe in socialist pay structures
- Great players want to win trophies. No bond is too strong to get in the way of glory
England 2.0 is the concept that English players are more loyal to their club.
- English players are not the best on the planet. Seeking their loyalty is a bit like acquiring an ugly girlfriend because your pretty ex left you for a better looking guy.
- Great British players still want the same things as great German players. Major trophies. If they don’t get them, like Ashley Cole, they’ll also leave.
This perverse media spin that suggests Arsene has been in for Welbeck all summer is both ridiculous and against the grain of ‘quality over passports’ stance Wenger has. I’m all for British players, but not when there are far more talented options available. I find the British angle being pushed populist and offensive… mainly because it’s quite clear that Wenger wasn’t in for Danny as of the morning. This new spin is used to disguise the shit show that was the summer.
‘Oh, he waited until 1230 to sign Welbeck because he was English’
I mean, come on, how can anyone suck that up? (unless it was for the promise of exclusives)
Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m game for Welbeck, but he’s not kicking us on to the next level. He’s a good English player, but all this talk of him being the next Thierry is hopeful and it merely covers for the fact Arsene did a poor job securing the top talent we’ve been missing since Robin Van Persie left.
Still, we’re now at the, ‘shut up and support the team’ stage, and the sentiment is correct. It’s just the groundhog process of being told all summer to wait until the transfer window shuts, then when it does shut it’s ‘judge him in May’… the common theme here? There’s never any accountability. There’s never a consequence. Not many people in this world live without consequence for their actions or inactions.
It’s like being stuck in football purgatory… stuck between the promised land and Spursday night football… SOMEONE SAVE ME!
You know what else makes me go all crazy inside?
What’s the beef with him? Ultimately, Joel Campbell is just as exciting as Danny Welbeck. Both have pace, both are raw talent and both have experience in the Champions League and World Cup. So why is Wenger so keen on binning him off? (trying to. Apparenlty we offered £12m and Campbell for Carvahlo. Nice work)
It’s so messed up. Arsene Wenger seems to think Sanogo, who has no experience and looks miles off the pace, is a better option than Joel Campbell whom he tried to flog all summer. I just don’t get it.
Honestly, the more you look at the way Arsene operates, the more you question what’s going on in his head. Nothing he does is based on rational well thought out ideation. He ignores the basics, opts for the bizarre and refuses to change his approach despite it obviously not working.
Thing is, it’s very easy for people to defend it when they’re online. So many people slate me with their tweets and their comments on Le Grove for stating the obvious. However, when you meet these people on a Podcast or in real life, they have no explanation, they can’t argue it in person… because all the justification is based on faith and past glories… because ultimately, if you’re agreeing with how Wenger runs the Arsenal ship… well, let’s just say, you wouldn’t be running my ship. And you looks silly. Real silly.
Anyway, enough moaning… this is too much for even me. I’m negging myself out. I need something soothing… ahh… here we go.