I’m on a productive hot streak today… just give me a job, I swear I could do it!
How are we? EXCITED ABOUT THE EURO FINALS?
Yeah, me too. I keep having this horrendous vision of Cristiano banging in a last-minute worldie to destroy French dreams. It’s written in the stars, isn’t it?
Hopefully not though, Portugal have been turgid to watch this tournament. They don’t deserve it. France do. They’ve played some great football, have more exciting players and obviously there’s an Arsenal interest in there as well.
The stage is set for Paul Pogba, Payet and Griez to do some serious damage today.
In Arsenal news, Arsene Wenger reckons he has no clue what he’ll do at the end of his contract. He mused on England…
“Could I manage England, why not? I would never rule that out, but I am happy and focused in club football.
Then he hit us with some Stockholm Syndrome comments…
“I have one more year to go with Arsenal and I have been with them for a long time. I have always respected all my contacts [throughout my career] and will continue to do that.
“What will I do after that? Honestly, I don’t know.”
*PLEASE ARSENE, STAY, DON’T LEAVE, WE’LL MISS THE NOTHINGNESS OF YOUR TENURE, STAY, THE WINTER IS COMING, DARKNESS EVERYWHERE*
I hope he decides to do something else. He’s not cutting it anymore and jeez, he’s been with us so long. It’s not healthy to embed yourself in something that reeks so heavily of a comfort zone (bed sores and ting). Take the England job. Reawaken the legend of Arsene Wenger by doing something else in the twilight of your career.
As for signings, not much going on. Could that mean we’re in secret talks? Possibly. But let’s be fair, there’s no such thing as secret talks in the world of football these days. Only a fool would negotiate in private when there’s so much money floating around the game!
Ivan: Yo, world class striker, could you keep this meeting quiet?
WC striker: Why Ivan?
Ivan: Trying to get a cheap price for you and make sure there’s not a competitive environment to negotiate your salary
WC striker: Oh sure thing mate, I’d love to keep this quiet and land a substandard deal so you can be perceived as a deal maker
There have been a few stories floating around about Sanchez. Arsenal apparently entertained a bid of £34m for Sanchez. I mean, I get why we’d shift him on, but come on, for a price tag roughly the same as the one bandied around for Troy Deeney? Do me a favour. Sanchez is a £50m player in this market. No doubt about it.
Talks around Mesut and his future have died a death. Which is surprising considering what a tournament he’s had. But, then I’d guess it’s probably quite hard for him to find a club that suits his lifestyle. Not sure Barca would go for him, City wouldn’t get a sniff, nor would United. Outside that, where else is there to go that could drop £140k per week?
Bad news hitting the feeds that United have agreed a deal with Pogba for wages… a cool e13.5m a year! That will be a stunning deal if it goes through and it’ll make United instant title contenders. That my friends is how you get things done.
> Deal with super agents
> Have a plan A and a plan B you want to execute quickly
> Be cool with players earning more than your manager
> Be prepared to pay premium fees for premium players
Factor that in with Chelsea gunning for striker number two… I mean, you’ve got to pray we have a plan here, because it’s looking increasingly like we’ve missed the boat on players again and we’ll be looking at internal solutions again.
Anyway, have a great day. Enjoy the game my darlings!