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Good morning free thinkers and world changers. I’m in Antigua today, right out in the sticks under a lightly rumbling volcano, mostly quiet… you know what woke me up at 5am?
A pigeon. A big old dirty pigeon. That ain’t right.
Anyway, onto the NEWZ on my copper dial up internet special.
Mesut Ozil DENIES claims he’s looking for a move whilst also leaving the door open to err… a move.
‘I am under contract with Arsenal and I am very happy to be here now.’
‘I do not think about the future, I just think my current situation. I have goals for Arsenal. In the future you can never know in football.’
Nice one Mesut, thanks for clearing that one up. Still in two minds about old Mesut. First half of the season he was on fire. Pretty much for the first time in his AFC career If you’re honest. He wasn’t really that impressive prior… Then, second half of the season he went well and truly missing. Now, he always has great stats, but I don’t think he contributes to the fire of the team. If he stays this summer, the manager has to build fire around him… because when your main man flakes when the going gets tough, you need to work a way around that.
There’s a pretty grim story about Jack Wilshere supposedly spitting at a neighbour over a back garden net dispute. I have no idea whether it’s true, but it’s generally safe to say, when Jack is involved, it’s usually 75% there. Really miserable reading. Gotta say, I’d be pretty hacked off if my footballer neighbour whacked up 75ft net in the garden… sad how Arsenal fan that comment is! Need to go and reassess what is important in my life right now.
Sanchez apparently stormed out of the Norwich game when he was subbed. Rumours are that relations are frosty with Wenger. No idea how true this is, whether it’s contract negotiation tactics or just being as despondent as most Arsenal fans are over the state of the club.
I’m kind of expecting negotiations between our two superstars to be difficult this summer. Both heading into their prime, both only joined because they were castoffs, both capable of big club moves.
Finally, looks like Arteta is off to city this summer to reunite under Pep G. He had offers from Spurs but that was clearly going to destroy his relationship with Arsenal fans… Plus, Spurs could be in trouble next year. He’s highly rated in the game. Speaks 5-6 languages, has played at a consistently high level in England, Spain and France. He’s a natural born leader. Also, very football smart. He’ll go and learn his trade under the greatest in the world then you never know where he might end up in the future (ARSENAL TO BECOME THE NEW PEP).
It’s a shame we were so late to the table with an offer… but worse for Wenger is he doesn’t see a good education under him. Tells you a lot right there.
Talking of City, we still have to make some sort of magic happen in the last two games. Everything is over at the top half of the table league wise, top 4 isn’t. City players couldn’t arse themselves with a Madrid CL semi final, so the likelihood of them giving a rats arse about tomorrow seems slim. Well, we have to hope that. The chances of our players turning in a performance seem pretty damn low as well. Not sure if I’m quite expecting high octane!
Anyway, more tomorrow. My internet is weaker than a James Milner comedy act, so it’ll probably be James W after the game tomorrow. Alex in the morning? GO ON ALEX DO IT.
Have a good one!