Absolute banter from Don Balon yesterday who indicate that if Arsene Wenger continues at Arsenal, Sanchez will look for a new club.
Now, I can totally understand why a 27-year-old footballer with trophies on the mind might not want to dig his heels in for another 4 years of Arsene. Especially one that played under Pep G. Wenger is a million miles off where he needs to be. Sanchez needs trophies. Or, he needs money soooooo good, he couldn’t say no. I’d guess this story could be him angling for better cash.
Stories like this usually come from somewhere, and they’re not surprising. Players like Sanchez could get a move to Atletico or Madrid. So we’ll see what happens. I’d guess this is a bargaining tool. Sniff out the interest and leverage.
The same site made my heart sink with their story about Ronald Koeman being the ‘surprise’ replacement for Wenger. Sure, he’s probably a better coach than Arsene, but he’s hardly fresh, he’s bombed at Valencia too. I’d be really saddened if we moved for him. He’s not a trailblazer and that’s where we should be looking when Wenger moves on in 2020 (think about that docile ones).
Ivan G is going to run the fan Q&A at the end of the season. That’ll be fun. Poor old Ivan, up there, defending the indefensible again. He’ll no doubt have exciting gifts to share with us. He’ll try and frame season utilizing the past 100 years to give the idiots a bit of perspective… but deep down, he knows what a shit show Wenger is… I just hope the fans there push him with some decent questions.
- What’s your succession plan?
- What are you looking for in a new manager?
- How many more contracts do you give a man who doesn’t know how to win?
- What makes you think Arsene is the right man for the job based on the last 5 years?
- When you said, if Wenger lost the crowd, it’d be hard for him to stay on… what did you mean (15,000 unsold seats is mega)?
- Do you think letting a failing manager spend £80m is smart?
- What can we learn from Leicester?
- What have you done to make Arsenal more like Bayern, a team you wanted to model us on?
- Are there minimum performance requirements for Arsene Wenger?
- What would you say to people who say Arsene is accountable to no one?
- How is Arsenal in a situation where the manager cannot be fired?
- People say the protest in the ground showed fans actually want Arsene to stay and social media is a nonsense. Do you believe that? Are social media fans insignificant considering the Arsenal push for a global fanbase?
- Do you know how our lack of trophies impacts our commercial revenue potential?
- Do sponsors ask about the atmosphere in the ground and the overall failings of the manager?
So many questions you could ask. But no doubt someone will be up there, asking about the spongy nature of the brioche burger bun… or asking about how we could celebrate next years 4th place trophy with a bit more pride… or perhaps questioning the medium roast?
Manchester City dropped out of the Champions League last night. This Twitter tactical guy was highlighting the shoddy work rate of their players.
Unreal workrate from Yaya to close down the passing lane. Again easy penetration for RM. pic.twitter.com/UexnFzIDLo
— István Beregi (@szteveo) May 4, 2016
Show me shit like that happening in the game the night before. Fernandinho was guilty of the same bullshit. Amazing two players like that would play like that in such a mega game… in front of a new coach. Embarrassing. In fact, City were embarrassing. English football is going to be eye-opening for Pep. Can’t wait to see what he’ll do in a league nowhere near the technical standard of La Liga or the Bundesliga… but more competitive all the same.
Still, at least an English team made the semi-final. A Madrid derby for the final. AMAZING. Cannot wait. Really hope Atletico make Ronaldo cry before he’s flogged off for being too slow.
Think that’s me done. I might have one more post before some downtime. I’ll be in Guatemala… doubt there’s gonna be too many Gooners there.
HAVE A GREAT DAY DARLINGS x