Just a few titbits because we all love them:
The Sun have a fab story, not too far off being believable too. The paper suggests we aren’t going to hang around when the season closes in relation to our summer transfers. Lukas Podolski could be announced this week and then Jan Vertonghen, Montpellier’s Olivier Giroud and Rennes playmaker Yann M’Vila could be in the door within weeks after this season closes.
I’m sure that if this story is close to the truth, most Arsenal fans would be pretty happy, then all we need to do is snap up an aging goal-keeper.
The Daily Mail report that Andrey Arshavin, Marouane Chamakh, Sebastien Squillaci, Nicklas Bendtner, Denilson, Carlos Vela and Almunia are all set to be sold off/let go for free this summer. Good!
On to today’s post:
Many of you will remember the witch hunt that Arsene Wenger went through after Arsenals poor start of the season saw us slump to 17th in the league, every pundit and anybody associated to football in any description was adamant that Arsenals 15 year run on the trot in The Champions League was about to come to an end,
No matter who you listened to, whatever we read, most were saying that Arsene Wenger had run out of idea’s and his usual vibrancy and energy had disappeared much like Fabregas Clichy and Na$ri.
As strange as it may have seemed, they all felt that Arsenal was in dire need of a new manager, one with more energy and more commitment.
They felt that after we had sold those afore-mentioned players we had also given away the only chance we had of retaining our top four position.
The players who Arsene Wenger signed late in the transfer window were seen as nothing other than panic buys and they would only drag us down even further.
They said that Arsene Wenger had lost the plot and he’s refusal to spend and spend big was the reason that The Arsenal were struggling and until we sack him we will not see Champions League football again.
He has managed to get us to 3rd place in the Premier League which all those so-called expert pundits claim to be the best league in the world. Ok, Champions League football is not guaranteed yet and we could still slump and miss out but with injured players slowly returning and other players finding blistering form I have no doubts that we will see the season out and claim our usual position which has become legendary.
I would at this stage mention other clubs around us that are also fighting hard for inclusion into the Champions League, Chelsea and Tottenham of course are the closest and Newcastle could yet spring a surprise.
Chelsea have had to sack their manager Andre Villas-Boas for not winning more games and now while they look for their next short-term manager they have an interim Manager and Tottenham have crumbled to a spell of 6 games without winning which has seen The Arsenal come from 10pts behind them to being 3pts above them!
What I think is strange, is no witch hunt has started on the Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, just six games ago Redknapp was saying that he didn’t just see them qualifying for Champions league but he truly believed they were a good bet to win the Premier League.
While Redknapp continues to not come under scrutiny by the media, the same people are still reluctant to give praise to our manager which for me, shows nothing but biased and shallow opinion.
The media, the so-called pundits, the red top reporters are nothing but Gutter Snipes!
I like that phrase, it reminds me of a comic I used to read as a kid and its taken me many years to find a use for it, vermin pundits that we all know and hate are very fitting.
I was listening to Talk S***E the other night on the way home with Durham and Gough and their hatred of The Arsenal came across very clear. They find it impossible to say a good word in favour of our club and our manager and I would urge all Gooners to only listen or read your daily Arsenal fix on proper Arsenal sites!
You can pick up all the latest news, transfer news and it won’t be tainted from pathetic anti Arsenalists.
Support your club and give credit when it’s due, Wenger at this moment in time is a legend and is the right man to lead us, we will all no doubt look at the end of the season and see where we are but you know what you get with Wenger, he won’t financially break us and he will always do his best for us and the law of averages suggest that we must be close to a trophy soon.
With this current squad all fit, that day must be very close.
The ‘will he or won’t he’ will continue over Van Persie, the press will love that one won’t they? I just hope he stay’s and signs his new contract real soon but, should he see his future elsewhere The Arsenal will still go on, we will compete and we will replace him if it comes to it.
Robin knows he is appreciated here at The Arsenal, he knows that we have always shown him support and no doubt he knows that he is at the best club in the world so I don’t think he’ll be going anywhere.
Pundits, show them the contempt they deserve, they are nothing but Gutter Snipes, they will carry on with their witch-hunt, let’s just not join them….
Written by Steve Palmer