What a time to be alive eh?
Feels like World War 3 is brewing.
I want to kind of leave politics out of the blog and the comments. But it’s been pretty hard mustering the drive to write something without seeming trival.
Anyway, I hope all this bullsh*t doesn’t spill over into out and out hate spewing in the UK. I also hope you all stay safe.
So what do we have on the Arsenal front?
Err, Lionel Messi… for £600k a week.
Umm, ok. I feel like the papers are trolling us.
Alexis Sanchez, to Manchester United. A team that are way off what we are squad wise, a team that play dreary football and a team in an area of the country no man from Chile should want to go for. So that’s a no go.
I mean, when the nonsense isn’t even trying…
We also have more believable chat on the radar… Mesut to be offered a new four-year deal. That’d keep him with us well into his best years. It’d also keep Bayern Munich out the picture. Strong rumours persist that Pep Guardiola wants a piece of the play-making genius in his line-up next year. Hopefully this will put paid to those stories… then we could offer the alternative, you know, Pep to take over from Arsene and manage Ozil.
Bobby Pires has been speaking to the press about the managerial issues.
‘Can I see Thierry Henry taking over from Arsene Wenger? Yes, why not?’ Pires told Omnisport.
‘He is working on his badges. He’s involved with the U19 team at Arsenal’s academy. He’s preparing himself step by step and he wants to get his badges.
‘Question is; would Arsenal want Henry? It depends on the board, the chairman.
‘I can see Henry, as well as Vieira. It’s up to the club to prepare well for the post-Arsene era. That’s crucial.’
Sounds like some conversations have been had, right?
Is this a little bit like the cable of exUnited players sticking their nose into club politics post Alex Ferguson?
For me, it’s a bit of a jump to suggest Vieira or Thierry could take over from Arsene Wenger. I know that Paddy is much admired at City for the job he’s been doing and I know that EVERYONE loves Thierry. But, doesn’t really feel like they’ve worked hard enough for a role the size of Arsenal.
… but you could say, Pep Guardiola hadn’t. Look at him. A genius of a manager.
My lingering memory of this sort of recruitment is Newcastle bringing in Alan Shearer, then him taking the team down.
Great news that Jack Wilshere is doing well behind the scenes!
‘I’m working as hard as I can to try to come back. I know what it takes because unfortunately I’ve been injured a few times in my career and I know what it takes to come back. I’m not going to rush it. I’ll make sure my body’s right and at the moment I’m feeling good.’
Great news is that he’ll come back fresh. We need some of that in the middle of the park. We also need him to come back focused on what his role is. I always feel Jack doesn’t quite understand his role in the side. I mean, it doesn’t help that he does so well for England in a favoured role… then he’s ask to play a slightly more advanced role for Arsenal, or a role that sees him out wide… which doesn’t suit his style
Anyway, the more bodies back, the better in my opinion. Hopefully we’ll see Theo, Ramsey and Tomas back in the fold as well. Not sure about Danny. Hoping that the rumours about Theo having a set back are massively untrue.
Right, I don’t have anything else to give. I’m back on a flight later today, so I’ll see you tomorrow for many more words.
HAVE A GOOD DAY x