Harry Kane, the saviour of English football delivered last night when he became the saviour.
What’s going on?
Is this a dream?
Amazing. He’s doing so well. Fair play to him as well. Can’t argue with goals really. He looks like the most unconventianal talent package out there. But he’s doing it. So we can’t snipe.
There’s not a lot going on Arsenal wise. It’s all pretty quiet. No injuries to speak of, yet. That’s good news. The silence is positive. (UPDATE: WELBZ injured)
There’s talk in the press that Chezzer is set for showdown talks with Arsenal about his future. Looks pretty likely those talks will be quite negative. I don’t see how he can continue with the club. He’s not regaining that number one spot and it’s looking ever more likely we’ll be bringing in Petr Cech for next season. A monster of a keeper, a winner, a player we had tried to sign when he was in France and most importantly a leader. A big personality at the back.We need that. I think it’d be a very progressive move. Like bringing in Jens way back when.
I thought the stories about Theo and Arsene having a bust up were funny. I can’t imagine Theo having a bust up with anyone. He’s the sort of guy who’d apologise to you if you crashed into the back of him. I imagine him getting angry would be a little bit like Ed Miliband telling the nation he’s tough enough to dominate Putin…
‘Do I want to play Arsene, hell yeah’.
That might be mean. But I just don’t’ believe he’s that sort of player who’d kick off at training. I do worry about him leaving though. But that’s football life.
There are a number of players who could be up for sale this summer should the right offer come in. Big names on big money. That’s a positive though. We’re not in fear anymore. Our best players want to stay, our underperformers can go and we have the cash to replace them. It’s a total turnaround and a different mindset.
Talking about the best players, Wenger took aim at Greg Dyke and his quite frankly embarrassing plans to shake out foreign talent in the UK.
“I believe that we are in the world of competition. Competition means who of you or me is the best one. We have to accept that.
“That means as well that the rules of the game must be structured to favour the best. Or we are not in a competition anymore.
“So we can say one of two things – we protect the mediocre or we produce the best players.
Amen Sister Sledge. Even now we have a situation where English players are purchased / kept to hit quota targets.
He went on.
“I personally would support hugely to pay super people who think about how we can produce players from five years old to 20 years old to be as good as they can be rather than protect them through wrong mediocre rules.
“I give you two examples. In Yugoslavia in the past they decided you had to play three players on the team sheet who were under 21. What happened? They became professional subs. It happened in France, too.
“Then they decided you had to play three players under-21 from the start. You know what happened? They subbed all three after five minutes.
“If we want to sell the Premier League for a huge amount of money then we need to say: ‘buy this, this is the best in the world.’ You cannot go against the quality and what is at the heart of our job which is competition.
“The best must be the best. That’s why I will fight against it. I have very little power but I don’t think the idea is right.”
Right, I don’t have much to say today, I’m with the guys from Arsenal Fan TV later, should be fun. Catch you tomorrow, likely with a video.