HAPPY GOOD MORNING TO YOU!
I’m deep in pitch hell again, so I have to apologise for the lack of blogging that’s going to happen over the next few weeks.
Ian Wright has weighed into the Jack Wilshere debate telling the England midfielder he might need to reconsider whether his mates are good for him.
“Jack has got to look very, very closely at who he surrounds himself with after making headlines of the wrong sort this week
“I am not suggesting for one second he suddenly bins all his pals. I wouldn’t say that at all.
“When you get to a certain level, though, the goalposts shift a bit. Yes, you can still see all those old mates but it doesn’t have to be in a bar or a nightclub.”
Can’t argue with that. Some people were upset at me suggesting Jack was unprofessional, after all, we all need to let off steam.
You can let off steam, you just have to do it in the right way… with people that aren’t going to get you into trouble. If he’s not taking upskirt shots, he’s smoking fags or getting into trouble with cab drivers. He just needs to be sensible. You go to trashy clubs, you’ll attract a certain type of attention from a certain type of scumbag… especially if your mates are scrotes.
… and look, we’ve all had to make decisions about who we spend time with. I think anyone who has lived in London has had a group of mates who are super nice but super dangerous to your health. You don’t bin them, but you have to be careful. Even more so with a footballer because you have unlimited funds. Anyway, a father of two shouldn’t be shaming himself at 3 am on a Saturday. You don’t see that from Messi, Ronaldo and Suarez.
Alexis Sanchez is apparently a target for PSG and Madrid this summer. He’s been pretty poor in the second half of the season, he’s put that down to the fear of injuring himself again.
“I had a setback and when I played a match, I was scared I would get injured again because the thing I like most in the world is playing football and when I can’t play, I feel sad.”
He’s has the mental handbrake on (like Cesc a few years ago), which is understandable. We really didn’t manage his fitness very well… we played him when you could see he was visibly tired, then he took a knock and didn’t recover.
Hopefully he picks himself up. I think Wenger should be getting more out of him than he is. I think part of his poor form is that he’s been sussed a little bit, not to mention he’s not playing with players who bring the best out of him. All that picking the ball up from deep hasn’t been great for his game. Hopefully this new set up where we have midfielders who can cover ground and release the ball will bring him back from the dead.
Iwobi has been here two minutes and he’s already infuriated me.
‘“I am looking forward to the forthcoming Olympics and if I am invited, I will do my best to make a meaningful contribution,”‘
HOW DARE YOU!
Interesting how the Olympics is panning out right now. Only 50% of the tickets sold, one big reason is that there’s almost nowhere to stay in the city and if you can find somewhere, people are ripping the arse out the price. Even more embarrassing, the Paralympics has only sold 12% of its tickets! A nation that is in savage shape and a people who really aren’t in the spirit. What a shame…
Arsenal are apparently sniffing out Manuel Locatelli… he’s the gangly looking 18 year old from AC Milan. He’s been compared to Pirlo… but Berlusconi loves him and reckons he’s ‘the playmaker of the future.’ So no chance there, despite the kid saying he likes Arsenal. Shame the Italians rarely leave the country!
On the way out of the club… Roma’s Spalleti has said he want Chezzer. Good, have him. You’re welcome.
Be interesting to see if there are any shock exits this summer… I kind of have vibes of Chambo or Rambo leaving. Too many Bo’s for one dressing room. Something isn’t quite right in our set up and you feel that Wenger might want to raise cash for players that aren’t quite kicking it. We’ll see though… buckle up for a big 3 months!
That’s me done. Have bloody great day!