Bob Wilson spoke at the AST last night and he had this to say on Bernd Leno.
“In my opinion, Bernd Leno is as good as DDG. I have only one concern: Leno has got to learn to catch rather than punch. He is prepared to learn from Petr, and Petr is a brilliant guy in that respect. Petr is still the best at taking crosses and killing it.”
I mean, not quite sure about the DDG comparison so soon in the season, but god damn it Bob, you are on the money with the catching crosses part.
Just remember, when I say something on keepers, I’m always right. Unless I’m talking about Manone ousting Buffon for the Italy shirt, or praising Alex Manninger as the greatest of Arsenal greats.
Talking of Bernd De Gea, he revealed the manager prepared a Facetime message for WELBZ after his horrible injury.
“We talked to him because the coach [suggested it] before the game in the meeting, we had a FaceTime session with him,” Leno said. “It was very good.
“He looked very happy and I think he was happy to talk to us because he is still a big part of our team and we will support him to have a good time when he is injured.
That’s really sweet. Emery a master of mobile video, which is apparently all the rage these days.
Talking of Danny, he’s had his second operation on his ankle, which doesn’t sound good. I very much doubt we’re going to see him back before the end of the season. I’m very interested to see what the club do with his deal. Dumping him on his arse, even if he is out of contract, feels a touch brutal. What protections do players have here? In my job, we land workers comp and we have insurance etc. Do footballers get the same thing?
Apparently, we’re not going to sign someone in his place. The job of replacing Danny goes to Edddiiiieeeeee. A fantastic opportunity for him to show what he’s worth in the Europa League, leading the frontline, as well off the bench as an impact sub.
Talking of impact subs and beautiful segues, super sub, Reiss Nelson, scored again for Hoffenheim at the weekend. The fastest non-German player to 6 goals EVER in the Bundesliga. Not bad for a teenager, you have to say. I’m still torn about whether to bring him back. He’s in great form, and you don’t really want to break that confidence and flow he’s found under Nagelsmann. You also don’t want to watch non-wide players stinking out the pitch all season. I still can’t quite believe we won’t use January to make some moves.
I also can’t believe how much cash money we have wrapped up in Ozil, Ramsey and Mikhi (£600k pw or £700k if you believe there was a contract we could afford on the table). We could by some good Europa League players for that cash.
The coach has pulled Lacazette from the French squad because of a groin injury no one noticed at the weekend. I love that, a Fergie classic from back in the day, but something we rarely did under Wenger. Well played Arsenal medical staff.
Finally, take a bow Danny Finton.
Arsenal fans react differently when different players make mistakes
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— Daniel Finton (@Daniel_finton) November 12, 2018