Happy last day of the season day!
Second season running, I’ve missed the game.
Last season I forgot my ticket, this season I have family shiz to attend.
… but here’s the thing. I missed the game last year as a sacrifice to the Football gods. You know, in return for the FA Cup win.
I’m basically doing the same thing this year.
My families selfishness is your blessing.
So what have we today? Mad bantz online yesterday. People actually pondered the thought that Arsene might be in the running for the Real Madrid job and that he’s been in someway selfless in not taking the role.
The number one goal over there is UCL. If you don’t win that, you’re out the door. Arsene has never won that. The one time he got within spitting distance we took on one of the most powerful teams of generation with one of our weakest teams.
Wenger doesn’t align with their philosophy, he’s not qualified in the areas they need a manager to be and he’d never get the power or free reign he has at Arsenal. He has the best job in the world. Almost zero accountability, privacy and no pressure to win things.
Imagine him at Madrid…
To be honest. I find it quite bizarre they’re firstly even considering replacing Ancellotti. Secondly, that they’d do it with Rafa. I mean, he has better European pedigree than Arsene and he’s won more over the last ten years. But jeez, Carlo is a god amongst elite managers. Humble, intelligent, huge character and a winner.
Rafa? I mean, really? I understand he’s a Madrid man born and bred. Just feels like a bad decision.
Jack Wilshere is in the press with another PR hit piece. I hate to be cynical, but the opening few paragraphs are about him looking after a very sick young boy, helping a bullying victim and having a child young reek insincerity.
Sure, Jack’s trying to remedy a poor reputation. I just feel like getting into bed with The Mail is a bit crass. Time to stop with the heart strings stories and start delivering on the pitch. Let the football tell the story.
Anyway, seems he’s unfussed about City.
‘I want to play first-team football. I want to play in the Premier League, the Champions League and I want to continue playing for England. If I’m going to do that, I have to play for my club and put in good performances for my club because there are other English midfielders who are doing that in the Premier League.
‘You can’t stop the speculation or do anything about it. I have not spoken to the boss about it at all. He has not mentioned it to me. I’ve not mentioned anything to him. At the moment, I need to get back in the team. The speculation about my future started when I was injured. You just want to get back out there and get back to what you love doing and just concentrate on that.’
Earlier in the story he said he would be hurt if he was sold. I very much doubt Arsene would be interested in selling a reluctant superstar to a rival in need for quotas.
There’s plenty of chat about Arsenal and Sterling this morning. £50m is being touted. It’s a big number, but for me, he’s a big player. I think people need to stop focusing on the bad PR around him. Liverpool pundits need to smarten up the the reality of Liverpool. They aren’t a big club if they’re not in the Champions League. They poached Sterling, forced Lallana into a move last season. They can’t be shocked a brilliant player wants to leave after a drab season.
His head has been turned, sure. Doesn’t make him a bad person. He’d be immense at Arsenal. I’d love to see a talent like that move down. All this ‘he’s overrated’ is utter nonsense. He’d blow up in our setup.
There’s also positive news around Cech talking to us and that the Schneiderlin deal is on. The three players above put us in title contention.
West Brom today should be fun. The sun is out, there’s nothing to play for. Hopefully the boss will rest out our key players. It’d be great to see a carnival today!
I’m really gutted I won’t be there. Have a brilliant day and soak up every minute of it, because football is a long time gone this summer.
Big love xxx