Listen, you don’t need to feel bad about it. We all did it yesterday. Yep, we all cheered a Spurs player because he took MIGHTY England to the land of 3-Glorious-Points. What an adventure. Say it quietly, but I quite like Gareth Southgate. He’s level-headed, he talks intelligently about the game and he’s managed to make the World Cup far less of a spectacle than it usually is.
Funny to watch our boys get the thug treatment. A quarterfinal would be exceptional, fingers crossed we can keep our focus in the next two games.
In Arsenal news, there are rumours heading out of Italy that Arsenal is in for Éver Maximiliano David Banega. The central midfielder is plying his trade at Sevilla at the moment. He’s been a bit of a journeyman, he’s played at Atleti, Valencia, Newells Old Boys and Inter Milan. At 29, he’s no spring chicken, so I’m not sure why we’re going after him. He’d certainly bring additional steel, experience and a touch of class to the middle of the park… my concern is we already have that in Aaron Ramsey?
There’s nothing the Argentine can do that Aaron can’t do better. You can’t imagine a player who dropped 50 appearances last season would entertain Arsenal as a sub, so it’s a bit of a mystery? He only had 5 assists and 6 goals last season. In fact, over 5 seasons, he’s never broken double figures for goals or assists. I could only see him as a back-up, or a panic stop-gap if Rambo decides he wants out this summer.
The mainstream press are reporting that Arsenal are close to doing a deal with Bernd Leno. Ornstein doesn’t know who is making way for him, but you’d have to imagine it’ll be David Ospina? Or maybe it’ll be Cech? Crazy that I can’t decide because both are unappetizing, even as number 2s. I think I’d prefer to have some exceptional kid as our backup. Regardless, having a keeper with cat-like reflexes dropping sweeper keeper for us next season gets me very moist.
Torreira is also hot on the lips of Ornstein, deal isn’t done yet, it’s being held up by the World Cup. No doubt his agent is waiting for a MoM performance so he can squeeze a few extra pennies for his client.
Also, someone needs to run this analysis over Ozil.
Right, short post this morning. MORE WORLD CUP to come.
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