Nothing like hanging out of your ass on a Friday. Went out for a respectable dinner with a Swedish Gooner pal that descended into all the shots, propping up a very dangerous feeling bar at 2am on weird industrial estate that had trains. I’m feeling so raw.
Anyway, what delightful banter do we have for you today?
The Mesut stories have started… rumour has it they want him to feed their beasts. People keep saying to me, ‘who would sign him?’… I think a lot of clubs would sign him, you know, because he’s fucking great. The irritating thing about AS is their rumours are often fuelled by club officials. We haven’t had to deal with player leaving rumours for a while… but we’re ripe for them now. 3 years since we sold a major player… there was hope those three financially free years would be trophy laden. They’ve not been, so players will start thinking about winning trophies.
Mesut will need to see an almighty push from the club. There’s strong chat about Granit Xhaka joining. That would make a lot of sense. A powerful midfielder, young and bang in his prime. But the talk is always strong. We’re always going to make a big splash. We always disappoint.
However, we are losing three players… so he has to do something this summer. I just hope it isn’t something smart arse. A couple of Sanogo’s and a Park Chu Young type dealings…
That said though, you’d have to question players joining Wenger. I know Arsenal fans cling to player tweets about Arsene Wenger… like anyone would come out and call their boss uninspiring… but look at the facts. No league title since 2004. No European Cup, ever. I mean, if you were a player agent… bar great money and lifestyle, would you send your man to play under Wenger?
Worst part about this summer of so called spending is that Wenger is not saving his job for a year… he’s trying to win a new deal.
Unreal banter. It’s football purgatory. Send me to hell if I have to… this middling ground is so uninteresting. Stasis.
People say careful what you wish for… and point to Chelsea. I mean, some Arsenal fans really do believe that top four consistently is something to savour. I’d take the Chelsea success all day. I mean, I hate Jose, but jeez… I’d not be too sad as a Chelsea fan, because you know they’ll be back at some point. I would take two seasons of out the CL if it meant we had a shot at actually winning major honours within 5 years.
How about you? Let us know in the comments!