Happy good morning my non-EU friends!
How are we doing today? Me? Not so good. Why? I’m sad. Real sad.
Is it the Brexit thing? No. Is it the 2 red cards in the Copa final? No. Well, what is it?
It’s our summer so far. I was chastised by part-time Le Grove writer James the other day for lamenting the summer. Well, he caved yesterday. He’s in the same fear zone we all are.
Mikki looks like he’s now close to moving the United along with Zlatan. Raiola is doing some sort of special agent fee deal for his two players… he also owns Pogba and his future, so it could be three players heading to United. Zlatan isn’t a game changer. Mikki and Pogba would be.
Throw in the failure to lure Vardy… and, well, we’re not in a good place.
I have no news at all. I don’t know what the plan is now. I do know we thought Mikki was coming to Arsenal.
Now we have to see what the plan b is. The plan A was Vardy and Mikki. I really am very upset about Mikki, but Vardy… meh… not too fussed. However, if the replacement for him is Lacazette… well, I’m not sure I’d be bouncing around the room. Again, hardly a ‘oooooh, that’s a smart signing I didn’t expect’… and way off being the elite one I’d quite like.
Wenger has to think like the marketing man we know he can be. He cannot go in with a shitty plan b. If anything, Wenger needs to restore a bit of faith. He needs to make a splash for his squad, to restore their faith in him. He also needs to do it to restore faith in the club. We need a plan A+. Because our rep has taken a hit…
That’s why I’d be going big to make a statement signing. Bring someone in who is going to wow the footballing world. I mean, make sure they’re good… and they fit. But make it special. Pay a premium. Make us more attractive than we are right now.
I just hope we don’t get to the end of the summer and wonder what the f*ck Wenger was doing hanging out in France for a month? It still baffles me that he does the commentary thing. Especially when he’s won fu*k all in 12 years.
Shouldn’t he be keeping a low profile? Shouldn’t he be working on a mega plan for his team when they return? I feel like we have this conversation every two years. At least he’s not on the beach playing volleyball in his speedos.
Football games continue to come thick and fast. The Chile / Argentina game was pretty dire. The ref was awful and far too free with the cards. The game went to penalties after a serious lack of attacking prowess from both sides. Leo missed, blazing over the bar and that set the tone for Chile to win their second penalty shootout in a row. Poor Leo.
The European games were a bit more interesting. Ozil missed a penalty. Bad times for him. Belgium finally started looking interesting. They dominated their game whilst also looking the way any defence would look with Vermaelen at the back. The French beat out the Irish… so that means it’s us or Iceland in the quarters. A tantalising prospect!
Right, that’s me done. OVER AND OUT. x