Anyway, this news acted as great cover for the real story of the day. Yaya Sanogo has been released on a free transfer. A man most famous for his failed career as a postman, and being Wenger’s ‘surprise’ versus Bayern Munich in the Champions League, has left on a free, despite Wenger saying he’d be a £50m player.
To achieve that status, one would suggest you first need to learn how to stay on your feet in a game, then you have to learn the basics of football, then you can master the heights. Amazing we stick with these terrible kids for so long. It was pretty apparent from the start he was utter dross. Not sure why we needed to pay him for so long and burn our bridges with Ajax in the process.
In more banterous news, Wojciech Szczesny has somehow landed himself a role at Juventus as understudy to the king of keeping. A lot of Arsenal fans are pointing to the master of selfies as a loss… not for me. Super average keeper, questionable attitude, combined with a lot of poor performances. I’d be very surprised if he was heir to the throne in Turin, but we’ll see. £14m is tidy money for a player that average.
Even better news is that our jelly wristed understudy is finally leaving for Turkey. Still can’t believe how many people disagreed with me that Ospina was garbage… well, here we are, a few years on, and he’s moving to Turkey to ply his trade for £3m. You have to say, that’s great money for someone who is absolute pony.
It’ll be interesting to see what Wenger does on the keeping front. I think he needs to bring in a keeping coach of note to start with, then he needs to bring in someone truly capable of challenging Cech. I’ve enjoyed what little I’ve seen of Martinez. He’s huge, seems relatively calm, hasn’t had a bad game since his debut. I’d like to go all out, and sign someone like Oblak. But you know Wenger is awful with keepers, so I’d expect we’ll go for someone from a totally unsuitbale league, or we’ll try and sign a keeper who managed to look good conceding 800 goals this season (Pickford).
Right, I’m in North Carolina today, and it’s lovely. So I’m going to potter off and make some content in the woods. See you on the other side.
Listen to the pod below if you are bored.