Chelsea lost their collective minds dropping £70m on a Bilbao keeper of great potential. Lunacy.
Is that the going rate for someone who might be good these days? Unreal sums.
Arsenal hasn’t done much in the way of anything. There was a bit of a ridiculous carry-on going off on Twitter, where people were tracking Vida coming to London or some shite like that. It amounted to nothing because he’s clearly not elite levels if he’s slumming it in Turkey at 29.
I was a little sad to see 22-year-old centre back Çağlar Söyüncü go to Leicester. I thought we’d be taking more chances on interesting youth with a couple of seasons under the belt. The midlanders have a very good scouting setup over there, so maybe we’ll see him at a later date if he makes it work with them.
Sooooo… it looks like Ramsey is signing.
Bit of a dim move to release his images on Getty, twitter folk are all over that shit. It looks like Arsenal are planning to make a big deal of him putting pen to paper for the big weekend game. Ramsey reading his own negative press whilst hawking some club merchandise. Wonderful. I like the BTS of the gif making. Real classy.
Anyway, a lot of Gooners deleting their tweets of the last 24 hours. Jezza Wilson reckons £225k a week, which is a lot of cash, but about market rate for a guy who should probably be our captain this season.
A nice way to cap off a shite week… what would be nicer is a tasty little deal for Dembele who probably doesn’t want to sit on the bench for the fancier Malcolm this season. Amirite? Damn right I’m right.
James, who writes for the blog sometimes, is dropping in with an EXCLUSIVE (kind of) behind the scenes look at Arsenal’s fancy performance centre. I am VERY excited to read what he has to share. The club has made HUGE strides over the last few years, and I’m thoroughly looking forward to seeing how our fitness is handled now we have a manager who is hopefully more into the data side of things.
Darren Burgess has dropped a beast of an interview with Fox Sports. Here’s a snippet.
‘Darren, what do you think of Unai Emery?’
Just political jokes fellas… here’s a real snippet.
‘It’s been a huge change, maybe not as dramatic for me because I’ve only been there for a year but it’s certainly been different in a number of ways. Firstly, we’ve got a whole new coaching team considering Unai has brought in five new assistants all with different skill sets but also in the medical and performance departments as well, so yeah it’s been a real summer of change and very different with differing philosophies on training and how to work and how to prepare. It’s been a real challenge to learn a new way of doing things especially for me having just learnt Arsene’s way and now being in the process of learning Unai’s way of doing things. A lot of people have commented on how different it feels, even visually around the place there’s been change. But it’s been good so far, pre-season has finished so now all roads lead to Manchester City and that first game.’
Right, short post today, see you a bit later for the write up about Darren’s team that James hasn’t even told me about.