OH HEY MORNING.
I hope you’re good. I’m in the Hamptons this weekend with rowdy English friends. This is what you do in America to showcase your middle-class credentials. Real shame of it is I’m with two AKBs. The worst type, the ‘Wenger outs’ during the season, but now the dust has settled, it’s…
‘I think I can make a sound argument for every decision Wenger has made’
This is going to be a long weekend.
Anyway, who is excited about more signings? ME!
Xhaka has really lifted my spirits. I also think it’s interesting how hard Arsenal are going in the press with the ‘WE HAVE A LEADER’… I don’t really get it. Are they doing it because they want to tell the world that Wenger has finally owned up to a glaring error? Maybe.
I also like how the media are really focusing in on the comment that Xhaka said the manager was a legend. It seems to be a standard question with a new player…
‘Did the manager influence your decisions to move here?’
The player then says…
‘Yes, he has been like the father I always knew existed but legalese prevented me from being with him. Now I’m with him, and it feels right’
The media then say…
‘It’s amazing that players still move for his legend, maybe those Wenger out boys are fu*king stupid?’
… and look, he’s a pull. But come on, so is £100k a week. London. THE CLUB.
Also, when has a player ever said…
‘Actually, I’m not even sure who the manager is? I’m here for the red light district’
How about this for BANTER. Aaron Ramsey won’t rule out a move to La Liga.
“I’ve said it before – I would love to play in La Liga one day, at one of the big clubs.
“I watch the league every week. It suits my style. Maybe I will (move) someday, who knows what will happen in the future?”
I’ve said it before, I reckon if someone drops a bid for him, he’ll be moved on. Arguably one of the biggest disappointments of the last two seasons. A man playing for a move in my opinion. Not a very clever footballer. I’d not be sad if he left.
BUT, who would take him? Hardly playing like a man with any intentions of pushing his game to the standard he’d need to be at to win in Spain.
I’d be sad if Ozil left. The club are concerned that Bayern Munich are showing interest in our creative genius. That would be a worry. The temptation of a modern set up and trophies must be a big one. We’ll see though, we’ll see.
Ferguson dropped a big old praise piece for Wenger.
“Now he gets a lot of criticism, but I admire that you’re not going to bend to the will of the critics. He stays with what he believes in. And I think people who do that are outstanding coaches.
“When you talk about consistency, Arsene’s never changed the way that his side has played.”
Not sure about that last comment. That’s kind of alarming in 20 years that he’s never changed his style. Especially when Ferguson knows full well the reason he succeeeded is because it was imperative he changed his style to keep up with the times.
Talking of managers I dislike, Mourinho has landed.
‘I prefer to focus on the giant club I have in my hands now, and I think what the fans are expecting me to say is that I want to win. I think what the players need to listen to is: “I want to win”.
Really not looking forward to him being back in the league. That’s 6 points we won’t see.
Lewandowski is apparently a target of Madrid this summer.
Someone told me that there is a Head of Sidebar at The Daily Mail.
Man, I’m trailing here… I need a beer. Have a good day!