So, Pothole-gate turned into pure banter… shortly after my blog, I walked out to get a sandwich. Bad idea. My ankle blew up worse than Chelsea’s season.
Then I went to a doctors where they ruthlessly refused me because my insurance company didn’t have my medical deets… then I learnt you need to carry a medical card with you.
BUT. Good news. I didn’t break anything. I’ve just torn ligaments. I feel so like Aaron Ramsey or Danny Welbeck right now. Which is so freaking cool.
I also didn’t realise that the more things the test you for, the more money they make. I had blood tests, prostate things… I mean, I walked away with a mobility scooter, two pairs of crutches and some pretty sweet painkillers I think the kids use at parties for things that aren’t pain. I actually said to the lady, hey, I don’t want these because I see that movie stars get addicted…
‘It is true, you are 4x more likely to get addicted’
That’s how she left it.
Anyway, enough about me. Let’s talk about football. Because that’s more important.
Stan Kroenke vs St Louis is fully swinging into action. What’s remotely interesting is my one main client over here is the part funding the deal (get me dem’ tickets please). It’s also quite interesting reading the fight on both sides. St Louis want a football team in their city. Parts of the City think the money could be better spent on infrastructure.
… Stan wants California because the only obsession he has in life is money, not winning.
It’s also interesting reading the arguments about giving billionaires subsidies for stadiums. Apparently Barack Obama is getting frustrated at all the stadium builds as well.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens there. If Stan moves to Cali, does he keep Arsenal? Does he use the cash we have in the bank to help borrow more money?
I think the overall depressing message is that he’ll never invest in us. He’s just like the foreigners putting money into property in London and leaving the places empty.
Still, by hook or crook, we’re in it this year. So let’s enjoy it. I guess the other flip side of Wenger leaving is that if we make a fucking terrible managerial decision, I have my doubts over us giving a manager 200m every transfer window like they have been at United.
Ivan needs to nail down his man first time.
Talking of nailing down talent. We’re supposedly looking at bringing in Leicester number two and head of recruitment, Steve Walsh. Again, a sign of the times that we’re moving for people doing great things at their clubs. This is a guy who has worked with Newcastle and Chelsea… and he has Leicester top with some exceptional signings. Put the best people in the role. Don’t take risks. Not when you’re Arsenal.
There’s a bunch of talk about Javier Hernandez coming to Arsenal. A good player that you always felt had a bit of a duff time at United for one reason of the other… a bit like Forlan. Anyway, he’s found his feet in Levurkusen and he’s banging in goals for fun and picking up player of the month accolades. He’s another example of Louis Van Gaal’s ineptitude. A bit like Mourinho shipping about KDB, Schurlle, Lukaku and Mata.
I don’t see us picking up a star signing from a German club straight after he’s left. Though he has a lot of the elements we’d look for in a forward player. Great pace, good finishing and a lot of hunger and desire to do great things.
Good news for Arsene Wenger. He’s now the second highest paid manager in the world behind Pep Guardiola. When you read things like that, and look at the return of those two names, you wonder why he’d ever retire. We might crow over Chelsea and their managerial mess, but look at that trophy cupboard.
Stability hasn’t exactly paid dividends for us trophy wise… still, reference the earlier story about Kroenke. We’re not really in the trophy game at Arsenal. It’s kind of secondary to cash in the bank / asset appreciation.
Some great banter going around about Chelsea and Mourinho. According to rumours, Cesc and Hazard pushed hardest to see the back of Jose. HILARIOUS. Cesc, what a little traitor…
Arsene Wenger, waxing some of dat lyrical over Ozil…
“Ozil is the main provider in our team and in the league.
“Players who can make you score are very difficult to find and have something special on the vision front and on the technical quality. That is what Mesut is about. But he is also about, and people forget this many times, in his way an exceptional fighter.
“He runs much more and covers the distances during the game. He has added runs into the box now.
“You watch how many times he’s in the box compared to what he did before. I think he has become an absolutely unbelievable player.”
YOU GOTTA LOVE THAT. One thing we can’t deny here is that Arsene really has transformed Ozil from a meek little boy into a powerhouse of a player. The best transformation since, who, Robin Van Persie or Aaron Ramsey? Great work there. You can’t knock it.
Right, you got your 800 or so words. Now off with you. Have a great Saturday night you slags.