Gonna keep this super short.
As a heads up, I messed up the title of yesterday’s blog post because I drunk and wrote. Want to apologise to my family for letting them down, if only I’d known the consequences to site traffic of being so damn reckless.
Back in the game… and in North Carolina, which is like a more polite England.
Hector Bellerin has joined Barca. Sorry, I mean, he’s agreed terms behind the clubs back despite signing a new deal back in November until 2022. Good luck with that plan son.
I find it quite amazing that some sections of the fanbase are thinking this is a good idea. This kid is 22 years old, he’s not far off being the fastest player in the league, he’s great on the ball, he’s a good defender, and can I just say again… he’s 22 years old. Why the hell would you even entertain the idea of moving him on?
Can he get better? Yes. Could his final ball be better. Yes. Is there a better young right back in the league? You’d be hard pushed to sell me on that idea. Arsenal should go out of their way to convince him we’re the club for him. My favourite attribute of the Spaniard is his never-say-die attitude. An underrated gladiator.
Another player who is a ‘DO NOT SELL’ is Alexis Sanchez. The best striker in the league for me. Creates goals out of nothing, superb finisher, a good assister, can player anywhere across the front line… would string his own mother up if it mean he could win. The news on the wire is Manchester City are going to tie up a deal for him. Would Wenger dare hand the title to another Manchester team? I hope not.
This summer has shades of 2012 when Robin moved to United and we replaced him with Giroud. I’m seeing it now, Arsenal sell Alexis to City, then sign Lacazette as his replacement.
That scenario is way too real and it’s made me wet my pants in panic…
This summer is shaping up like it usually does. A lot of PR guff, with the real plan playing out secretly, ready for an August showcase.
Arsene hasn’t changed, but the PR has become more aggressive and fantastical to make you think he has.
P.S. I wrote this drunk. Sorry.
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