Oh, man, too much excitement.
We’ve pretty much landed Denis Suarez. There was some worry, mostly fueled by me, that the deal was going to fail because Barca dropped the announcement of their homepage… however, there has been no noise about a failed medical.
Ornstein reckons Perisic and Carassco deals are very unlikely, but the Nkunku deal is 50/50.
So we have a wide left player who can give Emery more finesse with touch and a bit more energy moving the ball and potentially a utility midfielder who can play right back.
There is a horror thread from David Cartlidge on Suarez.
Some thoughts on Denis Suárez to Arsenal. First of all, a loan without the obligatory purchase option isn’t a bad deal by any means, as he’s only really produced one good half a season in his career to date. It’s low risk.
— David Cartlidge (@davidjaca) January 30, 2019
If you click into it, he basically says Emery didn’t know how to use him, the player is no more than a cog in a machine (our machine is bad), and he has issues like a lack of personality and the inability to impose himself on games.
Well, he has it all to prove at Arsenal. At least if it goes badly, we can send him back.
In other news, ESR has moved to Leipzig on loan. A bloody excellent move. Nketiah has gone to work with Jens at Augsburg in Germany. Ben Knapper working that new loans job well. GOOD LUCK CHAPS.
In footballing news, Arsenal moved back into 4th after Chelsea took a SPANKING at Bournemouth. Other good news stretched to Liverpool drawing.
For all the shrieks of ‘Emery can’t compete for top 4’, it appears that with a squad of supposedly shite players, we’re in 4th heading into February.
It’s all about coaching now. If Rafa Benitez can beat Pep, then there’s no reason we can’t. Apparently, we have the same points total as them since late August.
Just don’t play a high line… please, please, please don’t put us through that.
Right, that’s me done. I did a podcast for your ears. I’m alone.