Morning all, it’s Alex here with a quick post. So what’s on the agenda today?
Olivier Giroud got booed by his own fans. Ungrateful French, could you ever imagine doing such a thing? While there is still a slim chance that the French fans were actually saying “Boo-urns” the reality is, Oli having a stinker for his country couldn’t come at a worse time for his club.
With Welbeck out until 2035 and Walcott having a proper Bendtner at the moment, Oli is our only real option up front until January (when Wenger will definitely sign the player the team desperately needs). Like him or not, we need our only plausible striking option to be playing well and with confidence.
I’ve championed Oli on here before. I think he’s an honest player and certainly not as bad as everyone likes to say he is. He’s most effective when he has runners in behind, most obviously Ramsey, to capitalise on his link up play. He clearly lacks pace but that matters less when he’s flanked by quick players.
Makes you wonder why Arsene feels he can’t start Oli in the centre and Theo on the right where they could compliment each other quite well. Yes there’s an issue of balance but Ramsey is sitting the world on fire on the right wing either.
Other news ahead of the game on Saturday is that Per and Kos are both likely to return. Great news as they are still our best CB pair. I think Gabriel has staked a very good claim for a starting spot, but his excellent performances doesn’t make Per (or Kos) any worse.
The transfer window may have slammed shut but still the rumours keep rolling in – like a bit of cat poo rolling down the windscreen of a Ford Sierra. Apparently we are in for Zsa Zsa Gabor who’s like Juventus’s 8th choice striker. WellI guess it’s better than nothing and (fingers crossed) it’s a case of Wenger making use of his scouting network to unearth a gem. Is he a gem? I know nothing about him if I’m honest. If anyone can provide some intel on him, it’d be much appreciated.
Right that’s your lot from me. Hasta mañana!
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