Unai Emery’s press conferences feel like they’re on repeat at the moment.
“Every conversation with me is speaking about us. About our performance. About our ideas. Our process. Then, for his future we didn’t speak. I think it’s one question for him”
“The first time, maybe, he could feel different but every day with us in the work, I look at him & he looks well & happy, working with our demands every day”
Well, this weekend, the Spaniard has the chance to take his team up to Newcastle after the international break and impose his ideas on a side that had a bit of a shite summer and have had a very bad start to the season. Rafa B is a very good manager making miracles happen up there with very average players. This is exactly the sort of game we’d lose under Wenger, so it’s incredibly important we keep our 100% record (after the first two games) as we look to climb the table and keep in the pack.
The Ivan G news is chugging along, apparently, he’s deep in talks with the Elliot group. It’s now just down to clauses, so it looks like they’ll be hiring him. I mean, at this point, whatever. I hope Arsenal have a good search and select agency working hard to find a name. I really don’t want our club to have a poor January because we’ve lost the person with the keys to the filing cabinet.
Absolute banter that AC Milan is considering Aaron Ramsey, who’d be attracted to their club because of his ties to Ivan. Puuuulease… I mean, at this point, I’m really struggling to care about his plight. His start to the season hasn’t been electric and I still think he’s a little overrated by a fanbase so starved of quality, we actually argue the merits of Xhaka as a top midfielder.
The club will need to find someone to take his place though. It might help us find a bit more balance as well. Just shame we didn’t go hard to move him on in the summer. His price is unlikely to hit Sanchez levels, but we’ll see. My main concern with a January move for anyone is the players switched out of Arsenal mode the month before to protect those hamstrings. We need everyone focused, and it’d be nice if the press conferences weren’t all about where he’s heading.
Right, not a lot on today, more tomorrow, see you in the comments! x