Welcome to Thursday!
This is short because I’m struggling with web access.
Big story this morning is that Abou Diaby is no nearer returning. News is bleak. Even if he picks up fitness tomorrow there’s no way Arsene could possibly consider bringing him back into the fold with a new contract. It’s sad news for him on a personal level, but on the reality level, he’s 28. he’s caked in money, he’ll move on and find something productive to do with his life.
He’s in the perfect position. He can set up a foundation, he could invest in young kids football schools. he could try and make an impact because of his privileged position. The big learning curve for Arsenal is that you don’t give mega deals to players who can’t prove their fitness. Especially when you’re trying to plead poverty whilst you’re offering out contracts to people who don’t deserve.
The Paulista story sounds complicated. We need to do a deal now because if we do one in the summer we might not land a work permit?
It’s always complicated with Arsenal. Why don’t we just sign Curtis Davies and be done with it!
Right, I’m off to a see a wizard… about a dog… who knows a centre back and a world class defensive midfielder!