How’s it going friends?
Over here, no one gives a rats arse about Arsenal… because it’s Super Bowl Sunday. Cam Newton, an oddly large quarterback with a winning smile, against Peyton Manning, the god of insurance endorsements.
So I’m posting early, gonna get deep involved in this new sport and see what happens. You have to reserve seats in bars. What sort of fucked notion is that?
FIRST COME FIRST SERVE. Mugs.
Anyway, what about Arsenal? Early kick off against ‘Benik Returns To Haunt Former Club’ FC.
Canny wait for the hattrick. Especially because we couldn’t score in 48 person orgie at the moment.
Wenger has said a few really interesting things… and people, I mean really interesting.
“Goals are not only down to the strikers – it’s down to the quality of the way you create goal chances and the quality of the chances you create.”
Fascinating stuff right there, pick that out the top corner Mr Michael Owen.
Anyway, sure, it’s about the quality of chance, but let’s be fair, we have a player whose only role in life is to provide. He provides too much. He’s one of those providers who outside providing seems to do very little.
One of the stats doing the ‘poor old Arsenal, what terrible luck’ rounds is the one that says the top three games where the most saves were made came against Arsenal. Stoke, Southampton and Newcastle. 9,10 and 10.
Now, does that say to you incredible keeping? Or does it say to you, shit, ten openings that were good enough to get a shot on target… pretty shit finishing.
For me it’s the latter. You can’t go about saying that it’s the keepers ganging up on us. If you have 10 chances at goal and you can’t score any of them, it’s the quality of your strikers.
So we have the providers, but the elephant in the room is why Wenger hasn’t added a striker in 3 years.
Jokes here are these two. Suarez is scoring like a door to door salesman in the red light district. Higuain, a player we wouldn’t pay £32m for has something like 22 in 22 in a notoriously tough league to score in. Bloody Benik Afobe is even getting goals. Not that he’s the solution, but you do wonder how we let a player like him go with zero sniffs at the first team… but we kept Yaya Sanogoal and even sent him out as a gift to Ajax.
> Sanogo couldn’t score in an Amsterdamn brothel because he’d fall over before he reached the door. You know it people. What a plank.
Anyway, someone made an interesting point in the comments yesterday about the difference between Ranieri and Wenger being about snobbery.
Now, hear me out here and call me a crazy fool. But Wenger needed to buy a Premier League bulldozer to sit in for Coquelin while he was injured. So what he did, is he went out, looked at some stats and picked up a player who might be good next season. MIGHT.
Elneny landed. He can’t get in the side. Flamini is still clogging up our midfield and making people sad.
Why didn’t we go for Jon-jo Shelvey? Sure, he has a stupid name and there are rumours about his attitude, but look, he’s very mobile, he’s strong, he has talent and he’d absolutely kill for that chance to impress at a big club. He’s played 150 odd Premier League games and he’s only 23 years old.
We’d never do it because Wenger just doesn’t do things like that.
United did back in the day. How many shithouses did we play against that you’d never put in a super star side, but they’d always do us.
O’Shea. Hated him. Rubbish. But he’d die for the cause on a shit salary. Darren bloody Fletcher. What the hell was that guy? Hard as nails and he’d always put the shits up us.
So whilst I’m not condoning this Shelvey lad being the next Busquets, I am saying that we know he can do a job and you know he’d move heaven and earth to make an impression.
We never take those chances. We always make silly moves in these windows that are either long term or too smart for life (Broken back Swede, remember?)
Anyway, today we need a bit of bite about us. Wenger says we shouldn’t obsess about scoring. Again, great soundbite, but really, what does that mean? You’re always obsessed with scoring, that’s the whole point of football.
Right, many words, too little time. SEE YOU ON MONDAY LOVE YOU BYE x