Man, Wednesday already.
Oh yeah, been hitting morning runs this week. Feeling pretty pumped. You know how it is, I need to be up, experiencing mother nature in the early morn whilst fuelling my dream of slipping into one of those new Arsenal shirts.
Anyway, there’s not much going on really. It’s very drab out there.
Petr Cech has his heart set on Arsenal and is prepared to take a pay cut to move. I love the way people make out this is some sort of mega show of grace from footballers. I took a pay cut to go into an new industry… 30%. No one praised me for being a gentlemen… and let’s be honest, taking a pay cut that big and moving to London meant I was on the marketing poverty line. I had to take packed lunches into work.
Not only are you skint, you’re being bullied for your ham and cheese sandwiches.
‘Look at that jerk, his bread isn’t even artisan’
Millenial’s are the generation that take pay cuts to work in something more substantial. Petr Cech is a millenial. But he’s taking too much credit for going from mega rich, to slightly less mega rich. It’s nice that he’s taking a cut to work at a club with more substance. That, I can get onboard with.
Right, what else?
Arseblog news transcribed the Nacho interview and you can read it here. One part I missed yesterday was the bit about him saying Coquelin was the best player of the second half of the season. His eyes lit up when he was talking about what he offered the team.
The other major change to the side from January onwards was the presence of Francis Coquelin. What difference did he make to the side?
I think he was the best thing for the club! This is football…look, he’s a player who was playing for Charlton in the Championship. At the beginning [of the season] nobody wants him. Then Mikel Arteta got injured, Abou Diaby the same and it was only Flamini. He [Coquelin] came back, but not to play, just to be on the bench, maybe. After, for me he was the best player. He has been the best player, he’s played over 20 games, top every single game. I think he will be a very important player for Arsenal next season. He was amazing.
Powerful words dripping in praise juice.
Also interesting to hear Santi come out and say we need an attacker.
“My only hope is that whoever is chosen will be somebody who can pump up the level of the team.
“When it comes to a position or who in particular we might need somebody in Theo Walcott’s area.
“He’s not necessarily a true, true striker so we might need somebody in his area.”
Monreal said something very similar. I think the feeling at the club from a lot of players is we need better up top. Thierry Henry might be the only one who is being blatant about it. It’s tough for players, they’re slagging off a team mate when they make comments… but I’m sure they know. Especially as a lot of them have played with world class strikers.
Right, not really much to play with today. The fixture list is coming out a bit later which should be super exciting. It’s going to be an expensive year if you’re an Arsenal fan. Three new kits, Champions League now on BT, Premier League on Sky… season ticket renewals. The merry month of June is a kicker!
Right, have a great day. See you in the comments!