Ok, so Alex promised me a post today and didn’t post. So I’m posting. Which is fine. Because I behaved last night.
Big shout out to the people who were at the same party as me. It was free booze, but they capped you at 4 drinks. Tough going.
Right, so the big news today is Aaron Ramsey broke again, he’s out for 4 weeks with a hammy. He loves an injury, we love treating him like a piece of meat. It’s so beyond a joke now. I said the other day that I’d have gone harder with the rotation, what with the Gala game being pretty pointless. Wenger didn’t, not we’re faced with another key player being out for the busiest month of the year.
Standard Arsene. We’re in the cycle now. It’s hard to know how we’ll get out of it.
> Start with a bare bones squad
> Overplay favoured 11
> Get injuries
> Squad smaller, forced into using same players over and over
>Injured players return, players who were forced into being overplayed break down
> Bare bones squad forced more overplaying
- Chambers (suspended)
That is a f*cking car crash. I mean, how appalling is that. How negligent are we being? I mean, look at it. Look at the cost of that mess. About £760k a week as it stands. How cans a business as frugal as Arsenal allow that to continue without enforcing action?
We should be using our favoured 11 as little as possible in the week. But that probably won’t happen because Wenger likes having everyone on the training pitch regardless. Well, he’s paying the price as usual and there is literally no one there to pull him on it.
Arrogance and a dated approach. A bad combo.
Wenger also came out and made comments about not going into the transfer market if all his players are fit. It’s another example of Wenger trolling the fans which for me, is really immature and petulant. He’s not in our good graces at the moment and comments like that just fuel the already burning furnace of negativity towards his tenure and unbridled power.
Shows where he is though. He doesn’t care what we think. He doesn’t need to. We’re not important to his job security. He calls the shots. No one else. We should know our place.
Anyway, Arsenal are talking to clubs. That’s a fact. Just appease the fans who are fretting.
‘Of course we’re buying players, look at how pathetically broken this squad is.’
It’s that simple. This idea that if Wenger lets slip he needs recruits there will be a price hike on players is such a hilariously ignorant premise.
1. Anyone who has even the weakest knowledge of football will understand that Arsenal don’t just need players, they’re f*cking desperate for them.
2. There are no discounts for secrets. Tell me a Chairman in the world that says,
‘Oh sure, we’ll keep this on the downlow. Wouldn’t want a bidding war to put the price of my asset up. That’d really be a bad idea
3. There are no secrets in football. Agents talk. Clubs talk. Players talk. Everyone knows what’s going on.
4. Fans are important to the club. Their happiness is important to the atmosphere. I see absolutely no benefit in obfuscating what we’re up to. Wenger has been in England for 18 years. Why should I, as a fan, have to decipher what he’s trying to say through the media. The point of communicating to the media is to talk to the fans. How hard is it to just be straight? Why is that such and effort?
If you worked with someone who was doing a poor job, and they gave you smart arse comments, you’d pull them into a room and read the riot act.
Someone should be doing that to Arsene.
Who. Has. The. Guts.
Ok, so I’ve gone from being in a good mood, to being in a bad one.
I’m off for a big fat dirty burger to take the edge off it…
Have a great Friday!