Goooooooooood morning, INTERNET.
How’s it going? Are you full of metaphorical beans? I know I am. I don’t really know why. Maybe I’m just loving life. Maybe the alcohol is still in my system. Maybe… just maybe, it’s because I’m writing for you.
First on the agenda. Nicola Zigic has come out again to clarify that Arsenal were interested in him.
‘My agent was talking with Arsenal but they finally opted for another player.’
I took a lot of flak for suggesting this story was believable, I have no idea why, it’s not like we don’t have previous when it comes to signing horrendous last minute duds. Anyway, one for the ‘nearly 11’ squad I’d say… and a seriously well dodged bullet.
I’ve seen a lot of chat going around about Danny Welbeck. The realisation is dawning on people that we’ve signed a good player that’s probably not kicking us on to the where we need to be. However, what I will say is that this Arsenal team isn’t really about individual talent, it’s about the team. Not that we’ve seen too much of that this term… but point is, Danny Welbeck is a very solid cog who could bring out the best in others. If you have a fast middle man who can release Sanchez and Chamberlain, you have quite a well balanced attack. The issue with him is that his first touch isn’t the best. You can’t break at pace with a heavy touch… good thing is he’s young enough to improve there. Adebayor’s first touch was a pass when he started with us… second season he was electric.
Szczesny has been talking about Ospina in a stranger old interview.
“I know Ospina’s ambitions don’t end at sitting on the bench and clapping his hands while watching me play.
“He is a nice guy. In a sporting sense, he is a suitable player at a suitable club. But it’s easier for me just in one aspect: I do not feel sorry for him.
“I do not think ‘he’s my friend’ as I thought about Fabian [Fabianski]. I was convinced Lukasz deserved to play but not at my expense.”
I think we’re already seeing what a great keeper Fabianski has turned into. He’s doing really well at Swansea. We should have kept him and made him number one. Not sure our current number 1 is mature enough to hold onto the gloves this season. I’m not sure talking about a new player at your club as ‘suitable’ really makes sense either. We’ll see how that ends up, but I think he might lose out this season…
There’s talk that we’ll be back in for Carvahlo in January. Honestly, it makes no sense to me and shows our lack of sporting ambition. We’d rather blow 3 months of season to get a lower price than just suck it up and get the right squad in place. Ultimately, if Carvahlo is a success, he’ll make that £22m look like chump change. So what’s the issue, that Wenger doesn’t trust his own judgement to take a gamble?
Seems odd. Everything about Arsene is odd. But whatever, I’m having a great day and Arsene won’t ruin it for me today.
Ozil might, he’s picked up an injury and could be a doubt for the City game. To be honest, if he’s not playing the number 10 role, it’s a good thing he’s not available. Arsene will be forced into putting Rosicky in, or maybe Campbell.
I have little else for you today, have a good one!
P.S. Wenger dropped by his TV channel… wonder why… Speedos anyone?