When Father Christmas and I had a meet up last December, he said he had nothing for me, but if I kept the faith, good things would come.
‘Father Christmas, I shall follow your ten commandments in the hope of a ripe harvest next summer’
Follow those commandments I did, and now the fruits of committment are starting to bloom. Blossom? What’s the word? Bear?
1. Arsene OUT + the stodgy backroom team
2. New coach IN
3. Abramovich OUT. NO VISA. No way in, even on an Israeli passport. LOLOLOLOLOL.
This story is giving me goosebumps. Firstly, Chelsea has shelved their plans for the rebuild of Stamford Bridge. Roman ain’t putting his blood billions into a ground he can’t attend. Secondly, the club are fretting over Conte. Basically, he wants them to sack him and put him on a £9m a year sabbatical. Chelsea don’t want to pay that. Thirdly, Chelsea won’t pay to free Sarri from his Napoli deal. FOURTHLY, they’re not sniffing around Avram Grant.
4. Real Madrid moved on Zidane
Firstly, I LOVE watching the Arsene apologists trying to will on Wenger to land the job, like he’s somehow deserving of a humiliating half season at Madrid to cap off a nightmare 10 years. Anyway, the really interesting story and more realistic candidate is THE POCH. Now, I didn’t think the Argentine would move from Spurs before the new stadium move. I don’t know why I thought that, he was talking about Spurs like it wasn’t part of his future after they Spurzed out of the semi final of the FA Cup. Anyway, Joachim Low has ducked out of the job saying, “I rule this out totally.”
FEED ME SPURS FANS TEARS!
Anyway, good bless the Patron Saint of summer gifting, for he has delivered.
If Spurs lose Poch, they are in some serious fucking trouble. Whatever you think about the trophy record down there, Poch has turned a solid squad into a very classy outfit. That team is more than the sum of its parts. It’ll be very hard to replace a man of his talents. Hopefully, they’ll do something stupid, like give it to Eddie Howe.
In other news, Kike Marin, master of the ITK game, reckons the biggest issue Emery has at Arsenal is Mesut Ozil. Not because of his talent, but because of his commitment. Damn, I hate be so right about players, but I’ve been kicking this narrative to everyone for a few years. The man doesn’t care about the club, which is why you sometimes see all guns blazing Ozil, but mostly a bit of a wet flannel.
Trouble is, we can’t sell him because no one will pay the wages his managed to con out of a club desperate to save face.
Will Emery go hard on a player of genius? He certainly didn’t with Neymar. Ozil is a bit different, but he’s still a big name who could cause problems for him. You can’t ostracise a player on that sort of money, you also can’t allow someone not to work in a system that demands all 10 outfield players to bust a gut.
It’ll be interesting to see where he plays him, how he deals with the usual half season of fitness you get from the German, and what he does in big games. It’s amusing how Arsenal fans speak out of both sides of their mouths. One of the issues cited for our failings last season was a lack of service to our forwards, whilst on the other side we’re celebrating Ramsey and Ozil as kings of the midfield. Something is broken there because on paper we have the goals and the service.
Oh Emery, how we wait for you solve all our problems…
Right, see you in the comments!