It’s January 27th.
I’ve tapped F5 4,576 times.
I’ve refreshed my Twitter feed 12,499 times.
I’ve rummaged through David Ornstein’s bins.
… and STILL no Aubameyang to speak of.
Dortmund are bored. They’re telling us no, but yes at the same time. It’s all so confusing.
‘We are prepared to implement a transfer under certain parameters – but only if these parameters are fully met. Arsenal has started several attempts so far.
‘We have rejected all of the offers so far. ‘Either our demands are fulfilled, then there can be another transfer or else they will not be fulfilled and Auba will play in Dortmund until the summer, so it is also discussed and accepted by the Aubameyang family.’
It sounds to me like they want to get this deal done. Arsenal need to pony up and make it happen. Ivan Gazidis cannot start his first transfer window with the new regime and fuck it up because we wouldn’t pay market rate for a striker who could possibly fire us back into the top 4.
It’s all high stakes poker at this point, there’s no way we’re coming out of this window without the player. I just wish the two parties spent more time talking to each other, less time leaking stories to the press about how shit everything is.
The notion we can’t afford him is beyond ridiculous. We’re £30m up in this window alone. We made money on our summer business. We’ve shaken a chunk of money off our wage bill. There’s literally no reason for us not to push this deal the whole way through.
Things are so boring, even the papers are bored, The Mirror saying Wenger is back in for Karim Benzema. Possibly the longest-running rumour of all time.
In other news, Alexis Sanchez played against Yeovil last night and landed MoM. He had two assists, which is marvellous because, outside that, his contribution was losing the ball 20 times in the first half alone. Cannot wait to see how Mourinho deals with that when he’s up to those tricks in an important game.
Anyway, he’s dead to me.
I watched a bit of Bundesliga this morning. Hoffenheim put a fright on Bayern. Serge Gnabry won a penalty early on, missed it, but they scored the rebound. He then scored a fizzing low shot for their second. Then it all went a bit Arsene Wenger. Interesting that Bayern are now out of the running for Nagelsmann. They apparently either want Hycknes to stay on OR they want to bring Thomas Tuchel over. THAT WOULD BE EXCITING.
Right, not a lot on today, so you should listen to the podcast, write a beautiful 5* review, then watch the video.