GREAT news coming from the Reiss Nelson camp, the young English speed merchant is making positive noises about signing a new deal. He had this to say on his season so far.
“It is a big achievement to sign for a big club like Arsenal so I’m just delighted with the contract and hopeful can sign it soon,” he said. “I did set one target – to make my first-team debut. I have done that, I have had 15 appearances.
“A Premier League start was on the cards but I think I need to score, that is the only one I haven’t achieved, so fingers crossed I can get a cheeky goal before the end of the season.
“I think a first-team start in the Premier League at a high level like this is always a step forward. I’ve just got to thank the boss and all my team-mates around me, pushing me and making me work harder and harder.”
GOOD WORDS my friend.
I don’t think he’s quite ripped up the season Lionel Messi style like we’d hoped, but hey, he’s playing in a shitty system with a poor manager. I’d love to see how a proper coach could take his core attributes and grow them over the next few years.
One player who has clearly already made it is Aubameyang, the man from Gabon as I like to call him because Gabon as a country is new to me, fueled average dreams we all have of him pairing up with the MIGHTY Alex Lacazette.
“I hope we will have the opportunity to play together – it’s something I said when I first arrived that I hoped to play with him.
“We have different styles, but I think they’re styles that complement each other – he’s a very good player and a very kind person.
“We were once rivals in our days in France, but we’re now friends and I hope we can play well together and score lots of goals.”
YES. I’d take some of that. I think if we had a Diego Simeone as our coach, he might make something like that happen. You have to be able to instil ruthless discipline into a side for them to rock an iteration of 4-4-2, so it’s possible, but not really under Wenger. I think we’d get horribly exposed if we played that way now, so I think the only way we see those two playing together is 4-3-3, with Auba heading out wide.
This Thursday, we’ll have no such luxury when it comes to 2 top strikers. We’ll just have the one, with Danny Welbeck taking up a wide position, or maybe even taking the lead role considering the age of the CSKA backline, and how far ahead we are. Keeping the legs of Lacazette fresh is smart.
Fraudiola watched from the stands as his side slipped out of the Champions League in embarrassing fashion. Losing 5-1 to a solid Liverpool side is next level bad. It’s not the first time he’s had his arse handed to him on the biggest stage. He lost to Real 5-0 a few years with Bayern. Anyway, well played Klopp and well played Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp was my poster boy manager back in the day, it’s great to see he’s having a strong resurgence with the Scousers. Let’s see if he can do it in the league next year with a proper keeper and Naby Keita.
Also, well played Roma. They hired Monchi, Spaletti quit, Di Francesco came in, they sold 11 players, brought in 12, they shifted on their best player to Liverpool (not to mention Paredes, Rudiger and Emerson), and now they’re in the Champions semi-finali final after humiliating Barcelona.
Who said be careful what you wish for when Wenger goes? Which manager said bringing in more than 3 players damages the balance of a squad? YOU KNOW THE ANSWERS.
On that note, I bid you farewell.
Until tomorrow, when we dine in Europa Hell!
Also, jump on the pod, it’s excellent.
- Aubameyeng: Hit or miss?
- The case for our defence: Who stays or goes?
- Iwobi: Hero in waiting, or another Nik B?
- Jack Wilshere: What do you do with him?