Oh, my, days…
This post is later than a Arsene Wenger deadline day transfer.
Worst attempt at a humorous analogy ever.
So what’s cracking in the world of Arsenal?
Very little. I read that Arsene said a deal for Paulista was as good as done. Then he retracted on it. I have no idea how good this guy is, all I know is he has pedigree and he’ll be better than no one.
Looks like the push for a DM is over. Expect to see a big grab for Schneiderlin in the summer. I hope Coquelin can continue his impressive rise through the ranks. I’ve been told by numerous people around / in the club he’s the real deal when it comes to commitment. Hopefully his impressive work ethic and love for the game will serve him well. Everyone loves a good ‘he was nearly sold’ story. Hopefully he can be the answer for us. He’s not winning Balon D’or awards, by hey, Makelele didn’t either and he did a pretty good job for Madrid back in the day.
There are a load of really poor rumours doing the rounds. I’m not sure what to make of anything. This is Christmas to publishers keen to put millions in web traffic through their sites. They play on our excitement, it’s cruel, but I’m a glutton for punishment when it comes to being linked with incredible players I know we’ll not sign.
I like the stories doing the rounds about Ozil now being an outcast because we beat City. Since when did a club only need 11 players? You have a squad of players so when you rotate, you don’t lose your balance. Barca, Madrid, Bayern, Chelsea and City all have incredible squads. We need to get used to seeing big names on the bench. That’s how big clubs operate. So don’t lose any sleep over Ozil sitting out a few games. He has a place, just like everyone else.
Final story before I leave you. Arsene says he nearly signed Di Maria. He just won’t leave it, will he?
Out ‘nearly’ 11 is pretty incredible.
Have a great night, see you bright and late tomorrow. It’ll be this way until Monday when I boss it by going from flight to work desk… smashed on Bloody Mary’s.