Happy good afternoon to ya’ll!
What do we have today?
Well, mostly absurd transfer speculation. So not much really about tomorrow, but loads about who we might buy.
The lead story is about Jackson Martinez signing on a pre-contract agreement from Porto. The Colombian is a pretty spectacular player, but so are lot of players in the Portuguese league.
He’s extremely fast, he’s creative and he’s been banging them in for years. Arsenal need pace in the forward line, I’m just not sure he’s bringing the quality we need. I also don’t understand the concept of a precontract. Wouldn’t we just sign him on June 1st?
Anyway, I have my doubts about this story. Feels a bit like an agent shaking things up to earn his client his big move away this summer.
There’s a few stories floating around about Fekir and Lacazette and a £60m double move for the pair. Again, not sure I’m buying into that. A pretty unArsenal style move.
Rambo came out and had a veiled moan at being played out of position.
‘It’s a bit frustrating but the manager wants me to play there and I’m doing it for him,’ said Ramsey.
‘Santi Cazorla is playing in my position at the moment. He is the one who plays alongside Francis Coquelin and tries to get forward.
‘I am trying to get that position back because I like to get the ball and drive the team forward.’
‘It’s harder to get involved on the wing and that’s why I don’t really enjoy playing out there.’
I’m at ease with these comments, mainly because it’s likely Santi will be off in the summer. Even if he isn’t, he won’t be able to play as many games next season. He’s struggling at the moment. Rambo will move more centrally next season.
I wonder how much of the Barca stuff was related to the comments he dropped the day after?
It’ll be interesting to see who we field in our final game. Will Wenger rest players? Or will the lack of intensity in the game mean he’ll just field the best team and go for the highest points total he can gain?
Pulis doesn’t take his foot off the gas. He spanked Chelsea during the week. So he’ll probably be looking to take three points or at least injure a few of our boys to ruin our cup final.
More on that tomorrow, enjoy your day! x