HAPPY SUNDAY D-BAGS. I went to a ‘pool party’ yesterday in New Jersey. The house was like something out of American Pie (the story of rich white kids leading sexually dysfunctional lives). How was the house funded? By a guy who owns the portaloo scene around these parts.
Amazing. Your next idea to make you rich DOES NOT have to be a wellness app that relieves dogs anxiety.
ANYWAY. What have we today?
“The way last season went, we were quite lucky to finish second,” the 31-year-old told The Sun. “We turned things around at the end but it was kind of a miracle we finished runners-up.
Thank the lord someone said it. Wenger and the PR department have busied themselves this summer trying to convince Arsenal fans last year was some sort of success.
‘When you look at the facts’
Oh please Arsene…
Per nails it right there. It was a miracle. The least deserved second we’ve had in a while. Sandwiched by two teams who have considerably less spending power than us.
Also, just so you know, Per Mertesacker is a very smart guy. He, like plenty of others at Arsenal, know Wenger is a joke and he knows the team is totally not prepared for next season. 1) because our preseason will be looking EXACTLY the same as the last 20 under Wenger. 2) because we haven’t done our business early enough.
I think he nails Wenger with a subtle barb here…
‘A lot of transfer business has already been done and it won’t be easy for us this time, especially with all the signings going to the other clubs.’
Nice one Per. You, like me, like EVERY Arsenal fan who has been following the game for longer than 13 seconds, knows that we have totally bodged the summer so far.
Another German, Rapha Honigstein, spoke about Wenger, saying…
‘It’s almost impossible to understand how Arsene Wenger’s mind works. I think his problems are deeper than just players’
It suits Arsene Wenger for people to think he’s always two players away from dominance, forgetting how many more ingredients go into a Champions League winning melting pot. Wenger isn’t two players away from winning the league, he’s a different philosophy away from winning it.
Alexis Sanchez is pushing Arsenal to move for Barca star Arda Turan. Would be an interesting move and he’d slip right into our transfer strategy of signing great players who drop out of big clubs. Keep an eye on that one, in our situation, which is… “NOOOOO WHAT HAVE WE DONE TO ANOTHER SUMMER”, we’ll be bang up for making moves like that in late August after losing two out of three of our opening games.
Finally, Higuain has jumped ship and gone to Juventus… cash rich Juventus. Another striker bites the dust.
‘BUT WHO COULD EVER HAVE BOUGHT A STRIKER IN SUCH TROUBLED TIMES’
Big clubs can. Big clubs who identify problems early, make moves early and win things. e94m though, mad money. I am literally SO GLAD Arsene Wenger told Madrid to do one when they upped his price by 10m to 32m way back when. Smart business sense, you can’t be paying a premium in the market for rare commodities. That’s just bad economics, and Wenger has an economics degree don’t you know?
James Rodriguez makes Real Madrid £9m a year in advertising. That’s interesting, right? I know he’s defensively weak, but jeez, who isn’t at Arsenal? Let’s sign him. Just because he’s fancy.
ANYWAY. Over and out. See you tomorrow. x