Welcome. One and all. To today’s, Le Grove blog.
So e’rryone losing their damn minds over this Mikki Agent comment in the papers. His agent, in the process of organising a move to Old Trafford for Ibra, is now touting the Dortmund winger… insisting they’d welcome a move to Old Trafford.
Now, I don’t know what’s going on… all I know is that a few weeks ago, he was very much interested in Arsenal and Arsenal have been interested in him for a while.
Things change. That is life people. I’m sorry this is how you found out.
However, this could be many things, so don’t panic. It could be Raiola’s way of sparking a bidding war. It could be him trying to get Arsenal to push harder to get his client released from the hell hole that is the Dortmund dressing room.
… or it could be that working under Mourinho is likely to foster more trophies. Let’s be fair here, who is betting on Wenger beating Klopp, Pep and Mourinho to silverware next year?
Things we have in our favour…
- Mikki is a self-proclaimed Arsenal fan
- He likes playing in teams that play great football. He won’t get that at United
- London is WAY better than Manchester. Sorry people, it just is.
- There’s no interest from United. If there was, his agent wouldn’t be encouraging interest.
… but hey, let’s not put it past United to do us over on a transfer. Mikki is a Jose type player. Disciplined, productive and hardworking.
I’m starting to get the summer sweats over here… feels like plan A is seeping down the same toilet we head down every summer. This time, not for lack of ambition, but because working under Arsene Wenger just isn’t that appealing… or at least, it’s not as appealing as it is to work under other managers.
Wenger is the architect of that. He’s just not the draw his was in the early 2000s.
Still, keep the faith until the ink is dried on a contract. Football is a weird beast and the politics are complicated.
Right, have a great day!