Sorry to interrupt your morning of pure April Fools bantz.
But we have things to talk about.
Arsenal. That’s what’s on the agenda.
But jeez, there’s no fricking news again!
Well, Santi has said he’s happy at Arsenal. So that’s good news. Well, kind of. I think it’d be good to replace him this summer. Move him on at the peak of his powers and bring in a younger model. Not that I’d be sad to see him go. I just don’t want to be in another Arteta like situation where we keep a player on for too long.
Be interesting to see what happens to Per this summer. Obviously a huge personality behind the scenes. He’s not having a great season, but you’d hope he stays on. I don’t know whether he’ll be first team next season. I’d imagine Gabriel and Kos will start owning the middle of defence.
Rumours on the inside forward type player have been nothing short of exquisite. Sterling, Reus or Dybala. That’s exciting. Any of those will do. I remember the days when those rumours would have been N’Zogbia, Hoilett and a Nik Bendtner position shift. How times change.
Petr Cech wants out of Chelsea.
“I don’t know what the club’s idea will be. It looks like it works well with me and Thibaut as a duo. But that can work for one season only. I don’t want another one like this.”
Word on the street is that they’ll let him go to Arsenal. I think this would be a very strong signing and it’d put us in a very strong position defensively next season. Winner experience, a leader and a very good goalkeeper.
Wenger talks team selection…
“I always have eight or nine players of my team in my head the day before the game, but there’s always a doubt on one or two,” the boss told the Arsenal Magazine.
“You try to make it as scientific as much as you can, but it’s intuitive as well because you have to think if the balance of the team is right or if one player was a bit better in the last training session.
“Has one player got a bit of a cold maybe? When two players are together in your mind, competing for one position, every single detail can go for one of them – experience, confidence under pressure – everything can make a difference.
“I always have a final chat with the medical people to make my mind up and make sure that everybody is alright. I do that on the morning of every game. Then I make my decision.
I like that there’s always a doubt. Good old Arsenal!
I have to say, I’m really enjoying the improved content on the Arsenal website of late. Feels like they’ve recruited some new people.
I’d love to see a bit more edge in some of the content. For the club to act like more of a magazine. Creating documentaries or mini series that focus on the more serious side. Maybe a step too far, but it’d be cool. I guess the balance is giving fans enough insight without giving away the secrets.
Right, that’s me done.
I’ve posted the below video. This is a great example of a piece of agency work that had this in the brief…
‘We want to have fun, but we don’t want to upset anyone. If the dimmest person on the internet wouldn’t get that it’s a joke, we’re not signing it off.’