OH MY WORD CAN SOMEONE STOP THE LEAKAGE.
You spend 10 years saying off-the-cuff things like, ARSENAL SHOULD JUST BIN THE DEADWOOD, then someone gets the keys to Arsenal and just does it, and it is TERRIFYING.
Edu has lost his damn mind this month, he’s handing out P45s like the club is going into liquidation.
Cal Chambers was sent packing to Aston Villa. No rumours, no ITK links, just BOOM, see yah later Cal.
There was talk that we let him go for nothing, but apparently, that’s not true, we landed a fee for him and obviously, they are paying his wages. He’s a top human, everyone likes him, but he never clicked at Arsenal. Mad to think he’s 27. He’ll forever be 22 in my mind.
This morning, there’s talk that Eddie is going to Newcastle. This is a crafty move from him. The player is looking for £90k a week. Arsenal were probably squirming at the number because it’d make him hard to sell if he didn’t improve… Newcastle won’t give a shit. They need goals, they are the richest club in the world, Eddie could be the difference between relegation and staying up.
You do have to say it’s a weird move for him outside money. He hasn’t been able to make an impact in our side, how is he going to deal with Mbappe in a couple of seasons?
Who cares, if there’s a fee, we’re laughing.
Well, laughing until you look at the state of our squad.
Now, you can’t call Arsenal a circus. You can’t call this window shambolic. The club cannot be accused of anything incompetence… until we see where we land.
As it stands, we’re moving on players that don’t play. They are bodies, sure, but don’t confuse the situation… not one of the players moving on is good enough or fits the system.
Ainsley is a body, not the difference between a win and a loss against Liverpool.
Eddie blew his chance and cost us points at Everton and the next round in the FA Cup missing 6-yard opportunities.
Cal Chambers just isn’t at the level we need. Ben White gets the nod ahead of him at right-back and he’s not good enough at centre back.
We have shifted on bench security, not players that could help in the run for top 4.
That said, we are very, very thin right now.
I’m struggling to see where the internal promotions come from. Bierith, Patino, Hutchinson, and Salah all look like fantastic talents, but it’s a huge ask to expect them to deliver right now. Rekik has never played in the Premier League.
Matteo G is no-go because of his previous with the coaching staff and backroom team in general.
William Saliba should absolutely, 110%, without doubt, be recalled this instant. We spent £28m on him, he’s been in 8 Ligue 1 team of the weeks, he absolutely fits our system, and we need him. I don’t give a shit if he plays 5 games, he is a better option off the bench than Rob Holding right now.
… but if Marseille made sure he was there all season, then we are screwed. If we’re screwed, that feels like a lack of foresight from the club.
How much business can we do in three days?
How far along are we with deals?
What is the plan?
We are playing a very high-risk game right now. I don’t disagree with any of the exits, but I think I speak for everyone: If we don’t sign anyone, we have done some damage to our chances this season. Even psychologically you have to wonder what the players are thinking right now.
Still, there has always been action with Edu. There has always been a plan with Arteta. The two of them haven’t ever exited a window without the goods. Even if the goods are not that good.
… and remember, Mikel Arteta is extremely ambitious. He wants to win the Champions League with Arsenal. He wants to manage at the highest level. I’m not sure he flew out to America to tell Stan to bin half the squad to save pennies.
We have to trust the process right now. Put the THIS IS RIDICULOUS tweets in draft mode. Save the doom for 4 days time. The players are on holiday right now, we have 2 weeks until our next game, there’s
plenty of time to do deals.
… I am calm. Honestly. Totally ok and stuff.
Right, before we go, let’s talk about Spurs. Look at this tweet.
That’s why you don’t hire Conte. He’s not a team player. Imagine spending £15m a year on a manager and having to worry he’ll throw a hissy fit if he doesn’t get exactly what he wants. He’s only worried about himself. What a child. I mean, I like it, but more fool Daniel Levy for signing a manager that basically laughed off Spurs in the summer.
It’s also amusing that some of the fan base spent last season saying, ‘if Arteta is so generational, why does he need to recruit to make Arsenal work?’ Conte is literally one of the greats of a generation and he is threatening to walk if he doesn’t get some players.
Honestly, I couldn’t think of a worse combination in football than Daniel Levy and Anotonio Conte. MAD that they hired a chequebook man child.
Right, see you in the comments.