Christmas Past rather than Christmas Present!

The big day of the year has finally arrived, Santa Claus is dropping off his final gifts around the world but meanwhile, Old Ebenezer Scrooge, aka Arsene Wenger, is no doubt sticking to his principles of Christmas Past rather than Christmas Present and he’ll be counting his savings rather than thinking of spending next month. Bah Humbug!!

Well, we expect nothing so if he does buy us a CH or DM it will be a bonus. I suppose you have to try and understand a little why he is reluctant to spend big money on many players when you hear him say things like this after watching the youth side:

I know all these players well and individually in every position Arsenal has a very good player, Afobe has power and he has the typical game of a powerful centre forward. To tell you today who will be in the first team is a bit too early but as many as five or six have real potential.

I believe the difference between Arsenal and Darlington was too big to have a frank assessment of all the players.

Cesc, Jack and Nik have taken part in the Youth Cup and Ebenezer Wenger believes that many of his current young crop have the ability to follow in their footsteps but can we afford to wait for them to be ready, we’ve been waiting five years already.

Many of us fans echo Wengers views  but not only about those who played against Darlington but look at those on loan, Ramsey, Bartley, Lansbury, JET, Barazite and Coquelin to name just a few….

I’m sure one or two will be back next month, knocking on the door to play some may never come back from their loan.

One competition we really have a great chance of winning is the Carling Cup and just like many of us, Jack Wilshere believes that if we win this one, it could be the catalyst for many years of success for Arsenal.

I really think it’d be massive for the confidence, if you win that [the Carling Cup] in February then spirits are so high for the rest of the season, you can probably go on and do anything. I believe it’d start opening up – more and more would come.

Everything looks open this season – we know anyone can beat anyone so we just need to win our games, see where we are later in the winter and then push on.

Like I say, I think he’s right, as soon as our players get the feel of a trophy in their hands, they will want more. So Wenger may not be busy in the transfer market next month but he needs to make sure we win the Carling Cup.

That’s it from me for today, all that’s left is for me is to say thank you to all here on Highbury House for your support, whether it be writing articles or posting in the comments. Without you all, Highbury House wouldn’t be up and running. 

To one and all, Merry Christmas, have a wonderful day whatever you are doing and wherever you are…


18 thoughts on “Christmas Past rather than Christmas Present!

  1. kc

    December 25, 2010 at 9:17am

    merry xmas rico

  2. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:19am

    Thanks kc, and a Merry Christmas to you too

  3. kc

    December 25, 2010 at 9:20am

    how is the snowy xmas in uk?

  4. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:22am

    No new snow, just the old kc….

  5. kelsey

    December 25, 2010 at 9:23am

    Merry Xmas to you rico and you band of merry bloggers and a happy birthday to The Arsenal Football Club :)

    If this weather continues we will be playing every other day duringJ anuary.

  6. kc

    December 25, 2010 at 9:24am

    thank god santa is wearing red. we are all on same side

  7. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:26am

    Morning kelsey, merry christmas to you and yours too, i read its the clubs birthday on aclf, i didn’t realise…

    i can’t see the game being off on monday – no fresh snow and i think its meant to get a bit warmer, a tropical +1 :)

  8. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:26am

    😆 kc, could do with the big fella in goal for us on monday ….

  9. K-TR7

    December 25, 2010 at 9:35am

    Merry xmas all!!

  10. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:40am

    And to you K-TR7…

  11. kelsey

    December 25, 2010 at 9:41am

    You get stuffed over here but you can’t get any stuffing in any of the shops.

  12. kelsey

    December 25, 2010 at 9:41am

    or chipolattas.

  13. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 9:44am

    :) kelsey, i could have posted you some…

    Fine folk, i’m off on the visiting of family but will be back to watch the the big speech at 3pm…

    Have a lovely day one and all :)

  14. samuigooner

    December 25, 2010 at 10:54am

    Happy xmas to all gooners out there enjoy your turkey dinner. Sadly I will not as the wife thought it was a good idea to defrost the turkey in the garage it has been there for 3 days, despite me saying are you sure it wiil defrost answered yes I am sure . When I checked this morning FROZEN STIFF! she reckons I am to blame go figure that one out. Christmas dinner on boxing day if it defrosts by then. At least we have roast beef for our guest today, still have monday to look foreward to when we stuff chelski…

  15. Steve Palmer

    December 25, 2010 at 1:06pm

    Merry Christmas one and all, A very well done to all at Highbury House you have made following our great club alot more enjoyable by witty writing and news as and when it happens, my many thanks ,was going to mention the Carling Cup but will leave it till after the festivities have a great one

  16. Rennie

    December 25, 2010 at 3:30pm

    Merry Xmas Rico & all the Housers!

    … Here’s to hoping that this day would herald the birth of new success to the Arsenal

  17. rico

    December 25, 2010 at 4:11pm

    Merry Christmas to you to Rennie, here’s hoping 😉

  18. rico

    December 26, 2010 at 9:14am

    Morning all, new post up

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