So, reports suggest JET is on his way out on loan to Neil Warnocks side QPR, strange one that one as he just seemed to be on the edge of first team but I guess with all our injured players on the way back, it would be a good move for him. It’s certainly better than sitting on the bench each week. Warnock hopes the deal can be sorted in time for JET to play tonight.
And, as one leaves, rumours are rife again that one, maybe two could be on their way in January, Cameroon midfielder Jean Makoun is back on the radar, Aston Villa boss Gerrard Houllier is also rumoured to be interested in him according to the Daily Mail. Makoun has been linked with us before so this could just be old news but at only 5’8″ tall he’s not what we need in my opinion, we need a bit of height and real strength in our midfield, not another tidler!
The same paper also suggests we are keeping tabs on young Espanyol midfielder Jose Raul Baena. The 21-year-old was brought through the Barcelona youth system before switching to neighbours Espanyol. I don’t know much about this player, other than he is a midfielder who can also play out wide.
Wenger has told the Arsenal website that he has money to spend in January but the question is, will he spend it? We all know what positions we need to strengthen, will this finally be the transfer window Wenger thinks along the same lines as us fans?
Talking of money, the Northern Chavs are our test on Sunday, already the media are saying will have all the possession but will still lose just like we did at the London Chavs. Well, I think they are wrong, very wrong, I feel a sneaky 1-0 away win on the cards. As Cesc says, money doesn’t buy you success overnight…
Of course you cannot buy that in one year, you need a few years to get everyone together to know each other well. It’s not easy. You don’t do in one season or two I would say.
They have a lot of money, they are taking advantage of it and that’s it. Obviously it’s not our style, but we respect everyone’s decision. Everyone decides how they want to win.
They have good players but we have our style, how we want to play. Our mentality is to try to win every game and we will try to do it if it’s Man City, the richest club in the world, or the poorest club in the world. We will try to win any game. Manchester is always a very passionate city about football. They have two very good teams but we always go there to win.
Of course it is very difficult to go there and have an easy game. It never happens so we have to be very, very competitive to win.
Cesc also offers words of support for Jack Wilshere,
‘We are trying to help him and he is developing really well but let’s not put too much pressure on him,’ Fabregas said. ‘He is just 18. He knows he was wrong but sometimes these things happen. I remember being sent off at Everton for violent conduct against Tim Cahill when I was only 18. You learn from it.’
Finally, Lardybayor scored all his seasons goals last night in one game so he shouldn’t be a threat on Sunday ;)
That’s about it for today, have a good one…