Arsenal announced their second signing of the transfer window… and the crowd went wild.
Or did they?
Some were annoyed. No. FURIOUS. Why? Because United announced the Sanchez signing with the biggest bag of cringe I’ve seen since that Spurs fan song I shared the other week.
SANCHEZ PLAYING THE FUCKING PIANO
Alexis Sánchez: “I looked at the Manchester United badge & my hairs just stood up end because’s it’s a powerful club & the biggest in England.” pic.twitter.com/A5gL9tBaqF
— Man Utd Stuff (@ManUtdStuff) January 22, 2018
Are you having a laugh?
The absolute relief on his face to be joining a Mourinho circus that has no chance of winning a major trophy this season is beyond laughable.
There was nothing genius about that move. The only thing I think they’ve done that’s REALLY clever is signing a 29-year-old, whose game is based on pace and selfishness for £500k a week… and somehow managed to convince the world that’s a good deal for them. That man is due an injury, his Messi like wages are going to cause massive unrest at the club, and I don’t think it’ll bring them the trophies they need.
Arsenal played it a bit more lowkey. Why? Well, we lost our second best player as part of the deal. You don’t want to be banging the drum too hard. Mikki was full of Harry Redknapp like praise for his new club.
“It’s a dream come true because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal. Now that I’m here, I’ll do my best for this club to create history.”
Very sweet. A VERY SWEET LIE MORE LIKE. But whatever, if you don’t like having your hair stroked whilst being told you’re a beautiful boy then who are you? Also, I liked that Arsenal fans sleuthed him muttering…
‘Hey Pierre, you wanna join me?’
… in his photoshoot.
Another point worth noting… Arsenal are now in business with Mino Raiola. That’s one of the worlds most ruthless super agents. No more moral high ground from Arsenal when it comes to doing business the way big clubs do business. I’d imagine this is a strategic mover from Mino, he’s probably done us a favour with Mikki to open the door to bigger opportunities this summer. Very smart, and a great relief.
The Aubameyang transfer deal is taking time, or it’s slow because Ivan, Sven and Huss are on the rip in Dortmund. The latest movement is that the Germans want Giroud as part of the deal. I thought the hold up might be Giroud not wanting to move to an uninspiring part of the world, but according to Matt Spiro, that’s where he wanted to go this summer.
I really hope we don’t let Giroud hold up the deal. He’s been a great servant, he’ll actually go down as a legend unlike Sanchez, but I think we’ve known for a while his time is up. If he won’t go the other way, tell him straight that he’ll be training with the kids and he won’t play in a World Cup year. Mean, but ruthless, and that’s what football is all about if you want to be the best.
Anyway, short post today because work is going mad.
See you tomorrow.