OH MY WHAT A WEEK
So much going down, so sorry about the late post vibe.
Wenger says Jack Wilshere is world class and he can’t wait to have him back in the side. Not sure I’d be calling Jack World class, I mean, he can’t win a place in our midfield… which is a shame, but we have one world class midfielder, not sure Jack is fit to lace Ozil’s boots.
But we’ll see how he does at Bournemouth. If he’s tearing up trees, we’ll be in a real happy days moment. If he doesn’t, well, he’ll be back at Arsenal milking big money for 5 or so years.
The manager also, not too surprisingly, told journo’s that Perez is more of a striker than a wideman, but he can play wide. Opening up the door for a mega striker if the time comes.
Also interesting that Eddie Howe played the ‘you never know’ card at his prezzer the other day. I mean, I’d be very nervous about such a rookie taking over the reins… but, I’d be happy if that meant Wenger moved away from the dugout. Something new to savour would be pretty damn exciting.
Back to Wenger, he says his squad is mature.
“I always believe we have a chance [of the title], even when we had young players. Certainly, I haven’t had a squad of players [like this] for a long time, who have enough experience to compete.
“We did it [the signings of Mustafi and Pérez] quite early compared to some other clubs because we finished our job on Saturday and the transfer deadline was on Wednesday. It was earlier than expected, because it was a quick turnaround on Saturday morning, which we didn’t expect to go so quickly.”
Firstly, I love that his squad is now mature enough to compete. Like he’s had it young and fresh before. I think we’ve had quite a old squad for a while. Hardly 2007 is it?
Secondly, we did our business early? Are you having banter on toast with a ‘WTF’ smoothie? What a mentalist. Always on the troll. Like someone turning up 4 hours late to a meeting, then trying to convince you they were working on Shanghai time, so they were actually early.
Anyway, he does have a mature squad. He has spent a bunch of money. If it goes down the toilet this season, there will be no excuses.
That’s why these Eddie Howe stories are interesting, I’d imagine the club had something to do with the leaks. Either a new way to entice people to renew early, or a really upsetting lie.
We shall see.