Hello people. Sorry for the intermittent posting. I’m on two pitches. What a start to 2021.
Talking of pitches, whoever pitched Mesut to Fener, is a genius. The German finally ended his sad Arsenal career, completing his move yesterday. The Turkish fans aren’t just welcoming a player, they’re welcoming a newly adopted child to their country. The engagement on the tweets is next level, they’ve taken him from Germany, and it’s all quite sweet. I like to see the man smiling.
Good luck to the player. There was never any valour in sitting out the best years of a career for money when you are already loaded. Sad that his agent advised him to behave like that, but here we are, the 10%er usually wins out in these moments.
So, £350k, in theory, back on the books. Reality is we already burned that money on Auba, Partey and Willian. I don’t think we’ve really opened up much in the way of manoeuvring for players.
I think it is almost certain that we’ll bid for a keeper. The hot money is going on Freddie Woodman of Swansea. The Welsh club has signed a replacement from Huddersfield potentially opening the path for us to nab the English 23-year-old. He’s such an unknown that he doesn’t have an ELITE SAVES & BOX COMMANDING 2017-21 video on Youtube. Still, people are telling me he’s good, so I’ll take that advice.
We’re also rumoured to be back in for Emi Buendia and Ryan Christie of Celtic. Ryan has a WHY ARSENAL SHOULD SIGN THIS TOTAL DREAMBOAT video.
Ryan Christie is interesting. We often turn our nose up at Scotland, but hard to of late, they’re churning out some top-class players. Christie scored 20 goals and made 16 assists last season. This year he has 11 assists and 4 goals and Celtic have been shite. He’s on his 3rd season with Celtic, he has 37 goals, 37 assists in 120 odd appearances.
He’s a late bloomer, he just turned 25 years old, one year older than VVD before he arrived here. He’s slummed it with loans at Aberdeen and Inverness. If we’re interested in him, you can’t help but imagine some of the interest has come from KT pumping him. They play together internationally and his numbers stack up well there as well. He can pay right, left and through the middle. I would be interested in this sort of move, it’ll be inexpensive, it could have a big upside, and who are we to turn our noses up against Scottish talent? John McGinn, Andy Robertson, and KT show that they’re doing awesome things up north.
Emi Buendia is also a player I’d be happy with. He’s young, has done it in the league, and he ticks all the boxes we’re looking for. It would be very dangerous for us to head into the rest of the season with ONLY ESR for creativity.
Newcastle this evening. Great news that Tierney is fit, Gabi is returning, and maybe we’ll see Gabi CB back in contention. We are nearly fully fit.
We need to win. We can’t let this go to extra-time because that option isn’t available to us. We need to find our scoring boots. Auba and Lacazette need to find some magic, and hopefully, the service is a little better. I assume we’ll see Thomas Partey starting this one, which will give us a better dynamic. Newcastle are pretty average though, we’re not in need of a shield, we’re in need of some bravery.
Let’s see what the boys have got. On the whistle pod after, keep them ears PEELED. Enjoy tonight, I hope you’re all safe at home. x