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…