Mesut Ozil’s agent, who has had a summer so bereft of positive attention, Theresa May is feeling for him… has spoken to the press about his main manz situation.
“Our contacts with Arsenal continue and are going in a positive way.”
“Ozil wants to play another two to three years in the Premier League.
I see, I see, I see, I see.
Basically, Ozil can’t land a gig anywhere else. Arsenal called his £330k-a-week bluff by inviting other clubs to bid for him, none did… now he’s crawling back to us because we’re the only team in Europe mad enough to make him our highest paid player.
I shouldn’t crow, because he’s a talent we’d struggle to replace. I just find it amusing, because it’s so clear why clubs aren’t rolling out the red carpet, yet Arsenal fans will celebrate the deal and hail him as a tortured soul no one understood outside the elite-minded fans of Arsenal as they wheeled in another season of mediocrity.
Reality is, we’ve taken one of the hottest players on the planet and made him so disinterested in the game no one wants to take a chance on him on a free transfer.
Think about that. Total madness. We break players so badly we can’t even give them away.
Still, at least he’ll give a f*ck past Christmas. Unless it’s away against a top 6 team.
On the upswing of things, we are playing Watford this weekend and we can take it to 8 games unbeaten which will be totally lovely.
We have a defence problem, but I’d imagine Per Mertesacker or Rob Holding could step in vs Watford providing we see a disciplined performance from Ramsey and whomever he’s paired with. A little less bombing forward, a lot more focus on giving balance to defence, and THREE ASSISTS, please.
Paul Merson is channelling his inner attention seeker with some world class chat on exmanagers.
“People say Redknapp’s a wheeler-dealer and it’s so disrespectful,”
“Tactically, he’s one of the best I’ve worked with.”
“If Arsene Wenger had Harry Redknapp’s tactical nous, Arsenal would win the league.”
Errrrr… what? Tactical nous? Are you sure son?
Harry Redknapp had a few good years, particularly at Spurs, but tactical nous? Really struggling there (Or maybe I’m just a hater). This is a guy who is basically the Jose Mourinho of average clubs, bar the continued success. There’s going to be a fab book that breaks about his ways one day.
‘Look, everyone was at it,’ will be the industry pardon.
ANYWAY, I’m done. Catch you all tomorrow x