Arsenal youth team coach Andries Jonker said everyone was surprised at the emergence of SUPER AWESOME TALENT Mr Iwobi.
“There are positive and negative surprises, but Alex is one of those boys who has continued to work hard, and kept his commitment and dedication no matter what has happened. In the end he made it and he has been a big surprise to everyone at Arsenal and we all love it. But he’s surprised us all.”
One of those happy surprises… and let’s be fair, we haven’t exactly had too many of those over the past 10 years. He’s great on the ball, he has guts and he looks to have the little bit of magic all great players in the making possess.
Hopefully we’ll start seeing more fruits of Jonker over the next few years. I hear the Dutchman is very keen on managing the first team, so the more Iwobi’s we see, the more likely it is Arsenal will do something crazy like appoint him. Anyway, well done, now do something with Crowley, Willock, Toral and CHUBA
Talking of hot sexy young talent, how about Hector Bellerin? Valued by some weird index house for player valuations at around £43m, he’s the subject of irritating news from the Spanish capital. They might not make him their player this summer, but you can rest assured, the next three-year are going to be chocked full of unbelievably dull false stories. They’ll grind us down, they’ll grind the player down, then they’ll take him out… and we’ll all be sad.
The other interesting news on full-bacary is that we’re going after a Wolfsburg left back Ricardo Rodriguez for £20m. I’d be game for that. Someone ready to actually compete with Monreal, and we can finally ship of Kieran Gibbs who has been a major disappointment. Part of that, I feel, is that he looked a bit like a blend of Cashley and Clichy… shame he didn’t play like either of those two.
‘WENGER DIDN’T GIVE HIM A CHANCE’
Do me a favour. He had plenty. His choice injury moments before major games were almost as weird as his lack of fight or interest in major games. I’ll never forget after making a mistake against Chelsea, he didn’t fight being sent off for something another player had done. So damn weak.
Anyway, that’ll be a nice swap and another nice addition to our squad.
On the point of Rodriguez… I’d LOVE a JAMES Rodriguez. Rumoured to be on the way out of Madrid this summer. YES YES YES.
Just wish we’d speed up our decision on a striker. Don’t give me a last week of August special disappointment. We need someone in now who gets the full preseason treatment.
Arsenal.com are running low on ideas and it’s only June. Amusing reading an interview from Wenger talking about how he gets the most out of talent.
“I would like to think that I am the guy today who helps the players to achieve all that they can achieve – to fulfil their potential. That’s where the real respect comes from – when you feel people have fulfilled their potential.”
“When you think people have used 60 or 70 per cent of their talent, even when they are very talented, there is something missing there that makes you think ‘no my friend, you are wrong.’”
Players get the most out of the talent by winning. Their whole careers are judged on that. So for Wenger to say he’s helping people fulfill their potential seems a bit rich. Sure, back in the day, he was DAT GUY, sadly these days, he’s not really fulfilled on that. Chambo, Theo, Chambers… all cut from the same cloth as Gareth Bale. Wenger was making Gareth Bales back in the day. That’s slumped off…
“I think I have a more generous and less egotistical attitude now than I was when I was [younger],” “Back then I wanted myself to be THE coach, THE guy who is successful.”
“Today of course I still want to be successful, but more for others, more to give the people who love Arsenal what they like, success.”
Again, really sad he’s not the guy back in the day who wanted to be the coach that was successful. It reads like retirement talk. I hate it. I want the fire of the nineties! I want an egotistical manager (I mean, let’s not pretend he still doesn’t have plenty of that).
Anyway, that’s your lot. HAVE A BLINDER IN CLOUDY ENGGGUUUURRRRLLAAAANNNNDDD.