Arsenal fans, as a metaphorical collective, must have interfered with the media at boarding school back in the day… because boy oh boy are they playing with our feelings.
The latest roster of players being linked to us:
Jonny Evans: The interest there is real, so if Mustafi doesn’t drop, don’t be surprised if we move there
Fonte: The Euro winning defender from Southampton is being linked with United and Arsenal. He’s quite a bit older than I’d like, but look, he’s been the one constant in an ever-evolving excellent Southampton defence over the years.
Shane Long: You might laugh, but I promise someone I speak to at Arsenal mentioned his name with all seriousness a few window ago when we needed a stop-gap striker. He’s what, 29? The Irish version of Nolito! Fast, powerful… pretty decent. He’d be the most anti-climatic signing since Silvestre, but the sad thing is, he’d probably do a job for us. Which is not a good thing.
I think back to the days when I’ve mentioned unfashionable British / Irish names and been lambasted… now the club is moving for them like they’re French kids of the last nineties. So amusing. If Arsene Wenger’s summer was playing out on Twitter, he’d be having people using these names against him for years…
‘REMEMBER WHEN YOU WENT FOR SHANE LONG BRUH, LOLOLOLOL’
Mustafi: The German centre back is training on his own now, so it’s pretty clear he’s on his way somewhere. I hope the Chelsea interest isn’t real. Someone told me the other day the reason the deal is taking so long is because the owner at Valencia doesn’t want it to look like he was desperate to sell one of their star men.
JAMES RODRIGUEZ: Well, that would be funny. We know that Madrid have been umming and ahhhring about whether to keep him or let him go all summer. You also know I’ve been banging his drum quite a bit. Florentino wants to keep him because he’s the biggest start in South America (who plays for Madrid), he’s worth £10m in commercial revenue alone. Zidane wants shot of him because he’s a bad defender. He’s exactly the sort of signing that’s perfectly Wenger. Sublimely talented, kind of a square peg in a round hole, and hopelessly uninterested in doing his bit for the defence. GET HIM IN!
I’d be appeased, even if it was a bit of a weird signing. In his break-through he was high teens for goals and assists. Have him on the right, Sanchez on the left, feeding in Giroud… what a setup.
So really, who knows what’s going on, but I feel Arsenal fans need representation from some group, because we’re being relentlessly bullied by the media right now and it’s mean.
Right, that’s all I have for you today.
BACK IN THE MORNING. x