Happy good morning to you.
Transfer Deadline Day? Kind of like Christmas when the family cat dies from licking a Christmas light.
Joke here is I’m at some Telegraph panel for Virgin Media. Top journo’s talking about a nothing night in the end.
Chelsea signed Cuadrado, who in my opinion is a very exciting player. Better than Schurle? I’m not so sure, but packed full of energy, silky off beat skills and pace. Sounds like a music review for a Ska album eh?
Yes it does.
Arsene Wenger managed to get a full 9 hours sleep last night. No action from him. We knew this. He’s reactionary. If we’d been on a losing streak, it’d be a different story. But hey, our window has been disgustingly kind to us on many fronts.
Firstly, in an Ashley Cole like turnaround, Coquelin has managed to make himself an extremely important player in about 6 matches. The young Frenchman has clearly assessed what the club don’t have in midfield, had a think about whether he could do that role and he’s just bloody well gone out and done it. What an intelligent lad. He’s been brilliant, he marshals in front of the back four, he breaks up play, he talks to people and he distributes with Gilberto like ease… and style. I really like him. I was always surprised a player with his attributes was so uninteresting to Arsene Wenger.
Then we have the emergence of Ospina. Jury is still out at the moment, but what we’ve seen so far, well, you can’t complain can you? He’s good with his feet, though maybe not as powerful with his kicking as Chezzer. He’s calm in the box. For a little man, he demonstrates plenty of confidence coming for those long high balls into the box. Then, he has what our number one doesn’t have… the ability to pull a save out of nothing. That save at the death against Villa is exactly what we haven’t had from Volcheck.
At right back, where did Bellerin come from? Barca. I get it. But jeez, what a player. I love him. Stylish on the pitch, even more stylish off it. He’s outrageously fast, he reads the game well and he has enough arrogance in the locker to side foot his first goal from outside the box. He’s a revelation. He’s a beautiful revelation.
I bag on Giroud quite a bit, he’s a bit of a clutz, but he’s playing well and I can’t knock him. One of my points about him last season is we killed him. He rarely gets injured, but he gets tired because he’s not a robot. He’s playing now, like he did at the start of last season. Full of energy, poor touches and great goals. That run against Villa was brilliant he too three terrible touches before crafting a perfect chip over the keeper. Keep on doing it Giroud.
Then we have Ozil. My thing all season has been this… ‘If Ozil comes back flying, we’ll forget Cesc’… so far so good? Even out wide. He’s used his time to bulk up. He’s making a pest of himself and he’s creating definitive moments in games that only a player of his quality can. Then factor in that Theo is firing on all cylinders (ok, TOO positive) and we’ll have Sanchez and #Welbz back in contention. Well, I’m excited even though I know I predicted all this goodness when things were bad.
I’ve become a sucker for the plot I knew would unfold.
F*ck it, who cares, if you can’t be happy when you’re smashing it, what’s the point?
Right, live feed here if you want to watch some big time pundits talking about the window.
See you tomorrow. x