Let’s get it out of the way.
There’s a lot of speculation going on at the moment with regards to a Premier League player, some of it from people that should know better. A chunk of it is badly wrong. There seems to be far too many wannabe accounts trying to guess at serious accusations to create a perception they are close to Arsenal. Some of them are being exposed, even today, it’s a terrible look.
In serious moments like this, it’s wise to look at who isn’t posting content.
However this next week plays out, let’s remember there’s a women, two according to The Telegraph, that might be victims of something hideous. There’s also a career on the line, because if this player is charged, that is the end of their season at a minimum. If they are prosecuted, that is their career over, and let’s be honest, if they did it, fuck them, they deserve everything that is coming their way.
Best to let the police do their jobs and leave the outcome of the case to the courts before casting judgments.
Also, be super careful what you write online. Your tweets and social posts can get you into serious trouble. It’s just not worth it.
We’re being linked with Savic of Lazio. There are stories in Italy that the 27 year old is a target of Arsenal for a staggering £55m. This feels like the sort of story that is created to generate interest from a club that doesn’t have a lot of money. He’s a top player, he looks like he could be a right wing podcaster talking about cancel culture… or he could be a delightfully pleasant nerd that waxes his moustache and gives evening seminars at Peckham natural wins shops on communal gardening.
The Tielemans stories are ramping up, midfield is a massive priority for Arsenal this summer, we can’t be caught short next season, so we’re heading to Leicester with a bid for a player that sounds like he’s already agreed he wants Arsenal. It’s quite amusing to me that Tielemans wasn’t that interesting until people imagined him in the Newcastle midfield next season. He’s a top player, if we get him, it will be a major coup for us.
The Lisandro Martinez story continues to drag. The player has two offers on the table, one as a centre back, one as a left back. Does he want more of the same with Ten Hag? Or does he fancy something a little sexier at Arsenal? Hopefully we find out soon because we need him in the squad ASAP.
The good news, as it stands, is that we’ll have a first team ready for game one of the season. We don’t need Tielemans, Martinez, or a wide player for the first month. They are nice to haves, but they are quality and depth signings. The key is having a first team to choose from on game day one. So far, that looks likely.
Let’s see what the club do this week.