The good news just keeps on rolling, I am literally oiling myself in excitement this season.
Cannot wait to lose at the weekend and get back to a hateful perspective on life.
Freddie Ljungberg has kept us all guessing on the touchline this season.
Who is he?
Why is he there?
What is he thinking?
Does he still wear CK?
The big question for me is how the hell he managed to convince Bouldy to swap jobs… BUT, it happened and the bench is looking very exciting because it’s a touch different this year.
Then the main man Joe Willock drops this to the press:
“Every day I’m working with him & learning from him. He’s improved my whole overall game. If I’m being specific, getting in the pockets when I’m playing No 10 & attacking at No 8. He showed me a lot of different tactics to get space & turn to attack teams”
SHOOT IT UNDER MY TOE NAILS.
It gets better…
“Freddie is not only such a legend at the club. He’s an unbelievable manager & coach. He’s a mentor for me. He showed me a lot behind the scenes that people don’t really know about”
Like three g’s of fentanyl under my gums…
I love that Freddie is making an impact on the young players coming through. He’s relevant, he’s a winner and he seems extremely personable. That’s going to be a huge help for Emery this season. I can’t remember which young player said it, but I read that the Spaniard has outsourced comms to the Swede. In the world of power stratagems, that move feels risky, but at least someone is giving them clear instructions.
I would love to have the inside line on why that move happened… I like it regardless.
In other news, David Ornstein dropped an elbow on the internet, securing a superb exclusive with Josh K. The heir to many shares spoke about the club in an impressive manner for the second time in a month and the messages were clear.
- KSE is taking Arsenal seriously
- Josh is invested in galvanising the fans and he wants to win our trust
- He takes a personal interest in Arsenal because ‘football’ is his number one love
- We are going to be proactive in January
The interview is here, take a read if you haven’t.
There has been some sneering online about him, but you have to take him on his actions, not his words.
Since he’s been more seriously involved, we’ve sacked Wenger, hired Emery, hired and fired a Chief Scout, brought in a Technical Director, blown at the very least £120m, and we’ve increased our wage bill by a chunk.
You cannot criticise that.
You can dig out decisions, sure, and I have done exactly that. But opinions are like personal choice in milk, everyone’s got one… and not everyone chooses the elite flavorings of oat.
The club seems to be moving in the right direction. There’s still a lot of work to do, there are going to be tears along the way, but we are buying expensive players, blooding youth, and spending some f*cking money.
It’s all you can ask for… until you reset expectations and lead a protest, naked, covered in the blood of a slain lamb.
Until that moment comes, let’s see if Josh can continue to drive the club forward.
Listen to my damn podcast, right now. x