Oh lord, Marco Reus back on the radar? Yah man. He is. As I reported in the summer, we went hard for the German, he was the man we were after before Sanchez became a reality. It’s interesting that we’d be back in for him. He’s one of the best on the planet. There are concerns about his fitness, which is reportedly why Bayern have dropped their interest… nothing to do with them having ALL the players.
I’d love to see the German speedster. When I say speedster, it’s in relation to him driving illegally for many years before recently being busted and fined a horrendous amount of cash.
Watch this space… we were all over him last year, he’d be an incredible addition.
One addition who has landed is Martin Keown’s long lost child, Paulista. Wenger had this to say about the Brazilian.
‘What I saw was a great quality for a defender, his level of concentration.
‘He is physically able to adapt to the Premier League because he is quite a good size and is quick as well, has great commitment in the challenges and is a good age for a central defender as well.’
‘You always need time to adapt, especially in a defensive position because you need to know your partners.
So he doesn’t speak English, but he apparently understands the key words. He’ll be helped along by the Spanish boys I’m sure. He looks a beast. He’s certainly a fit physically, let’s hope he can deliver on the pitch.
It’s interesting listening to Wenger talk about collective defending. That seems to be the theme of our mini resurgence. Hopefully it’s a theme we continue to stick to. The collectively executed plan is always more powerful than the plan that doesn’t exist that is executed badly… and when you play as a collective with a plan, you can deal with players like Ramsey having off games on a regular basis.
Sanchez isn’t playing tomorrow, which is good news. Also a stark reminder that you have to be smart with usage. This idea that because Sanchez looks invincible, he is invincible, is naive in the extreme. A couple of easy weeks doesn’t reset the body, sadly. Ferguson was always the master at getting his players into this period fresh because he understood that brutalised players don’t get magically fit.
Ironically, most of our players are now fit because we broke them early in the season. That’s working for us now. Maybe Wenger is a genius after all?!
Right, have a great Saturday. Big game for Chelsea and City today… who knows where it’s going. Costa rightly suspended. Cesc injured when it counts (LOL). City hoovering precariously in a position where a loss could kill their title dreams. BIG GAME.