Oh come on, there was only so long I could hold off writing this bad boy. What, it’s been, say, almost a week since we landed the smiley faced assassin from United and still no word from Arsene Wenger on how technically gifted the boy is?
Weird. Real weird.
… and look, it’s quite plausible Ivan made a decision above the managers head. I mean, a lot of shit happens when you take holiday. Someone once told me that holiday is always the prime time for getting stabbed in the back. People rummage through your files, pick holes in your expenses, check to see if you bothered buying a striker. Wenger hasn’t been stabbed in the back, but Ivan might have seen a gap in the squad, remembered that one time in the Armoury when Wenger said he liked Welbz… BOOM.
‘LOOK WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU ARSENE’
… and what could Arsene say in the wash up?
Arsene: ‘I didn’t sanction it Stan’
Ivan: ‘… but Arsene, you said you like him, Sanogo is rank average and I did call you 12 times on deadline day’
Stan: ‘Arsene, why didn’t you answer the phone on deadline day?’
IvanL ‘Arsene, surely you saw the story break on SSN?’
Arsene: ‘I was… errr… at a charity match with my pals’
I mean, even Stan is going to have trouble justifying that little bit of nonsense.
So in short, who knows what the hell went on. What we know is that the striking issue was addressed on Friday, it wasn’t on the agenda on Friday morning and the deal was so tight we had to ask for an extension. At best, it was a last gasp attempt by Wenger, at worst (or best really) it was Ivan not taking any of the managers shit and purchasing a player to make do.
Ivan, what have you done?
… and remember, Shad Forsythe was an Ivan signing as well.
It would be amazing if the management team did make a decision. I mean, I don’t think Welbeck is the talent we need to kick us on, but he’s a very good squad player who could become something very good for us. If Ivan just went all out for him, all he’s doing is saving the club from a nightmare in 2 weeks when we discover that Sanogo really isn’t that good. I don’t like management making decisions for managers, but when you’ve been given 3 months to make your own choice, management has to do what is best for the club.
Also, before anyone says this is irresponsible rumour mongering, it’s not my fault the manager hasn’t spoken about an expensive signing after a week. We normally get a commentary for the 12 year mountain herder he’s appropriated from the dark recesses of Nepal.
In exciting news, Theo Walcott will be make his return against Spurs. Not sure whether that’ll be starting. You have to remember, the reason he picked up his last injury was because he was played 5 times in 16 days after returning from a serious injury. He’ll be eased in with kid gloves this time around and he’ll take a month or so to find any sort of form. So don’t get too excited.
Alexis Sanchez was playing as a lone striker versus Mexico, but failed to score. Interesting that it isn’t only Arsenal that see a future for him there. I think the exciting part about having a strike for of Theo, Welbz and Sanchez is that they can all interchange at pace. It’s a frightening prospect for any club and a delicious one if we have the right creative players sitting behind them.
More stories filtering into the web that Arsenal have more competition for Reus. As I said in the summer, it was Reus or Sanchez. I have my doubts whether we’ll be in for the midfielder, even if Arsene had plans on converting him into a striker. We’ll see though. He’s an incredible talent I’d love to see pull on a sexy tight fitting Puma shirt. I also tried to copy his hairstyle, but I failed, really bad, I looked like a sex offender.
Not a lot more to add into the melting pot, have a strong day! x