A very quick post from me today because I have just finished up a pitch and I have zero mental strength to give.
Arsenal signed Icelandic keeper, Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson from Dijon. He’s been given the number 13 which would indicate to me he’ll be the number two this season. I can’t say I’ve been thrilled by his numbers. I’m no expert, but conceding two a game with the second-lowest save percentage in the league doesn’t exactly reek of sauce… but, we’re living in a world where Mustafi was our most important defender this year. So we’ll see.
I’ve seen a few people saying that the keeping coach making these reccos is doing what Raul did with players. Big fat NO here. Our keeping coach is an actual expert. His rep is on the line with this signing, so you’d expect if he’s going big on this name, there’s something we don’t know about… or he just likes handsome blonde boys?
He’d better be good. No one likes to see their majestic ex save a penalty on his debut and keep a clean sheet. MISS YOU EMI.
Arsenal head to Leicester in our first cup game of the year. I’m surprised they kept the tournament going this season if I’m honest. Is the schedule not beastly enough? I have no idea how Mikel is going to treat it. Does he do a Jose and gun for it? Or does he treat it like Arsene would… give it to the kids to shine. I think we’d all love it if we went the junior route with a bit of experience. It’d be nice to see Balogun, even if he is going. Patino, Azeez, Saliba, Kido Taylor-Hart, Ozil… plenty of potential that could excite.
The main thing I’d like to come away with is a win, then ZERO injuries. It’d also be nice to see a performance after our clunky 90 against West Ham.
Dave Ornstein reaffirmed our intention to sign both Aouar and Partey. It feels a long way off right now, but these things can rapidly change as you know. He also confirmed what I’ve been telling you for a while, Reiss could be loaned (I was told sold).
A clunky old week. I am tired. Need to beer. See you tomorrow. xxx