Football is BACK in the mixer today and I am very excited because our yet to be announced defensive midfielder is about to face a seriously stern test against the sometimes irrepressible France. He had this to say on his ascension.
“It all happened very fast, a few years ago I was playing in the fifth division of Wanderers and now I’m 22 years old at a World Cup representing my people and my family.”
What. A. Game.
Then in the afternoon, we’ll get to see the most intelligent striker on Twitter, Kevin De Fraud and Eden Hazfraud face off against the ramen haired whinger from PSG and his boring crowd of non-Samba melts.
What a day.
This World Cup has been a lot of fun, but I’m glad we’re finally landing in a place that feels like some quality football is about to happen. Not quite sure England vs Sweden is going to have the same appeal, it’ll be a bit like watching Burnley take on Everton, but who cares, I’m only there for the memes a the GOD BLESS GARETH SOUTHGATE after.
It’s interesting thinking about this World Cup so far, like, be honest, who are the star players who’ve ratcheted up their value 7x? There aren’t many, are there? Pavard from Stuttgart looks like he might land a good move after hitting the purest of strikes last week. Golovin has done his value no harm, looking an excellent player. Outside those guys, I’m struggling to find hidden gems. Have we simply become to amazing at scouting for a real surprise to land on anyone these days?
I don’t really have many Arsenal updates. Kelechi Nwakali, the Nigerian U20 captain, is close to moving to Porto for a season. That’s a very exciting move, hopefully, he’ll land some game time over there.
Jack Wilshere is close to making a move to West Ham, kind of predictable, I think I said as much a few months back. It’ll be an easy move. The club has low expectations, he’s close to his family, he’ll probably get a lovely salary and the faithful over there will love him. Good luck to him.
Gelson Martins will apparently move to Atleti. I mean, he looked exciting in those videos, but he also gave me severe Gervinho flashbacks. Not a lot of end product there.
Marca reckons Banega is going to reject Arsenal. Gut feel tells me we were never in for him. He’s a 29-year-old who took a pay cut to go to Sevilla for his mate, you could see right through all that nonsense. He just wanted a new deal. N’zonzi is now supposedly trying to push for a move out of the club, but again, do we need another 29-year-old look for an epic payday? I’m not so sure.
It’s very amusing to read around people meme-ing the new regime that has come in. People gearing up for the new season, semi-hoping that the horse they aggressively backed for 11 years was actually still a brilliant manager held back by kryptonic like forces that came with the stadium move. The wounds of the #WengerOut war will never heal, it’ll be interesting to see how the positioning works out next year. #CantWeJustBeHappy
That said, I do find the new trend for shite observations packaged up as deep insider insight quite amusing. Usually comes from the type of people who put ‘UEFA B LICENSE’ in their bio accompanied by a Sun Tzu quote about counter-attacking.
‘The lack of sharp bone structure inhibits aerodynamics in the final third, but more importantly, it manifests in a lack of confidence in front of goal. A man who cannot score off the pitch is doomed on it.’
But be honest, did you ever see Wenger raise his finger with such authority?
Right, enough rambling from me.
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