Happy good morning to you, quick post today as work is WILD.
Firstly, United landed Mikki. Would love to think the club would do some sort of internal inquiry into why we keep missing out on players?
Think what you like about Mourinho, he’s been at Old Trafford next to no time, he’s identified 4 players he wants and he’s signed 3 already.
‘But look at the mess he leaves teams in’
Look, I’d take 3 years of Mourinho if it meant a Premier League trophy. People constantly raise this terrible issue of instability, like somehow, stability under Wenger has been fruitful.
Madrid lose Mourinho, gain Ancelotti… win the Decima. They sack Ancelotti, bring in Benitez because Florentino. He has a bad three months, they fire Benitez and put Zidane in… because Guardiola was a thing. He wins the Champions League and pushes his team very close to the title.
Back to my point. Rumours from good ITK people on Twitter say that we had one target for striker this summer. Yep, after 4 years of trying to buy, our scouts came back with one name… the Premier League’s top scorer. We were sure he’d join. Like I said at the time, personals were done, we were SURE. But look, we were SURE on Suarez. What happened? The deal fell through.
Where was the immediate contingency plan? Nowhere to be seen.
What happened with Mikki? A player we’d been tracking for months. A player, I was told, was absolutely interested in Arsenal?
Are we shirking agent fees, because of some sort of moral high ground?
Did United gazump us on fee?
Did United gazump us on wages?
Is Wenger the issue?
What’s the solution being provided? No noise normally means no deal.
The summer feels like it’s in a mess. Lacazette is not elite in any way. He might be, given time. But look, he couldn’t make the French squad at 25. Someone plying their trade in the Mexican league made it above him.
This summer is turning into all the summers we’ve had previous to it.
It’s staggering. What’s more, it’ll be even crazier when we drop Wenger a new deal in October.
Who is f*cking this up?
It’s just so frustrating… because Wenger is accountable to no one.
Let’s see what happens. But from where I’m sitting, it doesn’t look good. We’re being outmanoeuvred by managers in their posts less than a month. Feels like there was a vision of where we wanted the summer to go, now two plans have fallen to the floor, we’re giving up.
2 players though… I mean, does Wenger really think we’re that many bodies away from competing at the highest level?
This season could be horrible… but we’ll see. We’ll see.