Tragedy both sides of the pond. Sad to see Britain wading into another war with the last one so fresh in the memory. I don’t want to get too deep into politics, but you can’t help but think carpet bombing a situation as incredibly complex as Syria is a recipe for more extremism. Then over here, another mass shooting. Really sad. Even sadder when you follow the Tweets of @ who highlighted all of the American politicians who’d taken money from the NRA to say nothing other than ‘hopes and prayers’ after a shooting.
The world is a fu*ked up place. BUT, at least Oscar Pistorious was finally held accountable for his actions.
So, what do we have on the Arsenal platter this morning?
3months. The number associated with both Coquelin and Santi injury absences.
That’s a hammer blow. The worry is that it’ll be even longer, which would be a mega blow. I said in the summer that we’d have to consider replacing Santi because he’s overplayed and in the twilight of his career… now the moment has come for someone to step in and fill those little boots.
Thankfully, we have Aaron Ramsey ready to drop in. The Welshman has had his eyes on that role for a while. Well, this is his chance to make it his own. It’s his chance to show he can stay fit for longer than three weeks. It’s his chance to make it impossible for Santi to come back and take his place.
Then, maybe we’ll bring Jack in to play just behind him as some sort of makeshift midfield with the potential of being something more permanent.
Our season isn’t looking in good shape now. But, there’s no point in getting sad about it until it literally starts crumbling.
I guess the disappointing thing is that January could be a real godsend for us. But you know as well as I do, Wenger would rather chance success, than make sure. So the idea that he’ll go out and sign 2-3 players to see us through is massively fanciful because he has his… ‘January is really tough to sign players’… if he had any ambition, we’d be doing deals now.
… and hey, we might be making moves. But, it always comes down to desire. When he’s given the choice, does he pull the trigger?
We didn’t in the summer and we’re paying for that now.
Interesting to see Klopp over at Liverpool. The man is just so f*cking cool. He’s turning Liverpool into a bit of a force. Amazing what a bucket load of charisma and some intelligence can do. I mean, how many managers in the league would tell a player to man up over an injury and learn to understand what real pain is? Then get a positive response!
Can’t help but cast jealous eyes… but look, he’s done nothing yet. Remember Ramos at Spurs? It’s just a shame that momentum is heading their way, whilst it’s running out of steam in typical fashion our side.
I think the frustrating thing for me / most of you… is seeing the same project unfold in the same way every season. Wenger keeps us existing at a high level. I mean, his consistency is quite incredible. He’s never blown up like Mourinho has or Klopp… but at the same time, the bursts of incredible have long since disappeared.
Give me a blow up every 4-5 years as long as you’re dropping major honours in-between.
Anyway, just my view.
Right, have a good day!