ARSENAL JUST SIGNED TORREIRA!
Emery said this:
“In Lucas Torreira, we have signed a young player who is a very bright talent in the game. A midfielder with great quality, I have enjoyed watching his performances for Sampdoria in the past two seasons, and we all saw him do very well for Uruguay in the World Cup. He is a young player already with good experience, but who wants to keep on growing. We welcome Lucas to Arsenal and look forward to him joining us soon for pre-season.”
Finally, a DM that has the potential to dominate our midfield for years to come!
I can jump into commentary like this:
Because ‘garra charrua’ means that we give all we have inside. We give all we have to our football, our jersey and our country. We do our best because every time we enter the pitch we represent our family and friends, the most important people for us.
You’ve all been there, you’re 8 years old, you’ve just scored a 20-yard own goal, you’ve let your mates down in the cup final, you know your lunch money is going to be taken for the next three years, but your dad is there…
‘Son, fuck what they think, you could be the next Ian Wright, you have the talent’
Kind of felt like that moment was happening listening to Arsene Wenger talk about West Ham’s Jack Wilshere.
“Jack Wilshere is a playmaker,”
“He is a bit of a Messi type. He makes me think about Mbappe because I played him at 17 years of age because he was an exceptional talent.
“Unfortunately he has been stopped very early by big injuries to his ankle, and I believe that now he’s come out of it. He’s an exceptional player — he can pass people, he can give a final ball, he has a fantastic football brain.
I’m not sure even if you were squinting through a prism of rose after 6 bottles of wine you could draw those comparisons, but hey, there we are. It’s sweet that Wenger is still gunning hard for the players who didn’t quite cut it under him.
Gary O’D, from the Arsenal Medical Services team, announced that Chris Morgan was joining the backroom team. He comes over from Crystal Palace after 2 years service as Head of Physiotherapy.
‘Huge welcome to Chris Morgan who has joined the First Team as our Head Physiotherapist. Chris has come from Crystal Palace where he was Head of Physiotherapy for the last 2 years. Chris also held the same post at Liverpool for eleven years so brings a wealth of experience to us.’
BIG MOVE there son. I don’t know how you write about someone like this, but I thought this farewell not from Liverpool when he left them said a lot.
“Chris is someone who commands the professional respect and personal warmth of the first-team players and all his colleagues at Melwood.
“The dedication and commitment he has shown to Liverpool, over a long period, has been immense. His expertise and experience has rightly gained him industry-wide recognition.
“We thank Chris for his considerable contribution and everyone at the club wishes him success for the future.”
Apparently, Stevie G mentioned him a whole bunch in his book, I’d imagine because he spent a lot of time putting him together again (the piece here). Anyway, I’m sure he’s very good. Arsenal has a very talented bunch of people in that backroom team. I think they’ve been unfairly critiqued over the years with ignorant opinions about how injuries happen and how you should prevent them. Good luck to him, he’s certainly got a lighter workload after some of the exits this last year!
I still think the club might try and sign a wide player before the window shuts. I’d love it if we dropped some dime for Dembele on loan, but as Matt said on the podcast last night, that’s a banter era move for a club trying to show off its elite wings this season.
Right, that’s me done.
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