The once great Arsenal FC are beginning to look like a back street outfit.
Sure we can look at the profits that the club make and yes, we can look at the magnificent stadium which is all very impressive but when it comes down to the footballing side of things, we are pretty woeful.
Many would say that we are within touching distance of the top four and of course you would be right but actually finishing there could be a bridge to far.
From time to time, Gooners refer to Spurs as being our noisy neighbours, they look down on them, point their fingers at them and often laugh at them but we are not laughing at the moment are we, nor are we looking down on them in the league.
Tottenham Hotspur have at the moment, one of the best sides I have seen from them for many a year and Harry Redknapp, no matter what you may think of him, can only be admired at this point in time.
He has assembled some very good players with a very small budget!
Yes I know his nickname The Wheeler Dealer suggests that not all his deals are pucker, and I don’t intend to point the finger suggesting anything different, but I would just say at this point, his eye for players is working quite well for the club he is managing.
I read in the newspaper this morning that Redknapp has asked for 2 more players from his board in this transfer window. He believes that signing two more players could possibly push Spurs on to do better than they have done for many years and I happen to think he maybe right!
Personally speaking, Harry gets right up my nose and I wouldn’t trust him to look after a stray dog but the man has definitely got something. He gets in front of the cameras after games and he actually sounds like he is telling the truth and even though I have to bite my lip at times, I could understand the players actually believing what he tells them. How good they are and what they can achieve with the right motivation.
I could see Harry with his arm around the shoulder of one of his players and feeding him with all the things the player wants to hear, his cheeky little smile and a pat on the back and a player floating off on cloud nine.
Pathetic as that may sound, it seems to work.
In contrast, I see Arsene Wenger asking for nothing from our board, no new signings, no making waves and keeping everything he does in the family!
We need a striker and he brings old legend Thierry Henry back! Not for a season but just a couple of months, while our out of form strikers Chamakh and Gervinho are away at the ACON’s and he must believe that this is the answer to all our problems.
So why the heck did we sell Henry in the first place?
If you asked me what players we need right now and then what players we need to sell, we could be here all day and you know who I’m talking about but will we buy in this window?
That is looking very doubtful!
Arry is squeezing the nuts off his board but Arsene will no doubt continue to give ours an easy ride, Thierry’s statue will seem as if it has come back to life but when he plays more minutes you will see why we sold him in the first place.
The time we took over securing this loan deal has been taking up valuable minutes and hours which could have been spent buying a striker for the future not just a couple of months.
Meanwhile – Arry will no doubt get his men and his side will no doubt get noisy, while we just get more and more quiet….
Arsene Wenger, please finally wake up as this is starting to get embarrassing and if St Totts day doesn’t arrive before May, you’ll look back on this transfer window and wish you had…..
Written by Steve Palmer