Very odd Mesut Ozil story doing the rounds today, it centres around his desire to have the #10 shirt off the back of Jack Wilshere if he’s to stay on.
Seems like a super insignificant ask. Like, almost a bit embarrassing if I’m honest. His next 5 years appears to hinge on what number is on his back?
Reality is, he should have the shirt if Wenger sees him as the better player. Just seems a little bit odd that everything would come down to this.
For me this highlights a few things. Firstly, that shirt numbers are important and players pay attention. Wenger has a bit of a history leaving big numbers with sidelined players. Remember Chezzer keeping the #1 despite being on loan? The manager should probably address this. It’s like a less serious version of not giving a fu*k about captains.
Secondly, it tells you that Ozil doesn’t have much on the table. There are a whole host of things that should be preventing him from staying on with the club, that certainly shouldn’t be one of them. Mesut is basically saying, I’ll stay on for another 5 years of bullshit if you give me something really pointless.
I’d move him on. We could make a better use of that stonking wage, and we could maybe buy a player that could do more than one thing. I know he offers a lot going forward, I know he’s sublime, but look, he’s limited and he hasn’t developed his game to suit an elite PL team. Give him treble your money stinks of desperation.
Robert Pires is doing his best to communicate he doesn’t have a mind of his own, and would be wholly unsuitable for the role of Sporting Director.
“For me, he’s still the man,”
“He has done well for a long, long time.
“Sometimes it’s difficult with a lot of pressure from the fans and media, but he’s always very relaxed and confident. He always believes in the players, and that’s a positive.
“We lost the last game against Man City, but City have played really very well since the beginning of the season.
“I feel that there is still good quality in this Arsenal team — maybe we just need more spirit and commitment.”
His beautiful face so buried up Wenger’s rectum he’s lost all sense of direction. I don’t want to dive too deep into this, because it’s propaganda, but how can he say Wenger is still the right man for the job?
It makes me love him like, 2% less.
Right, that’s me done today. I’ll see you on the other side!