It’s Bank Holiday here in England so a day to rest and enjoy the mild Spring day….
Transfer news is as expected gathering a bit of pace and yesterday many rumours were floating around about Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye and how they are top of Arsene Wengers transfer wish list.
We know Demba Ba has a release clause in his contract which is within Wengers price range but Cabaye has been red-hot for Newcastle this season and he would come at a price.
Another transfer rumour which just won’t go away is Clint Dempsey, it’s a flat race between us and Liverpool, if we are to believe the press.
Again though, that’s all they are, rumours….
Lady Luck came our way yesterday and we haven’t been able to say that all too often but she was sitting pretty at Villa Park where Arry’s gang dropped two points against Aston Villa. That leaves us and ‘them’ in exactly the same position as we were before going into the weekend so it’s all to play for on Sunday.
If only we’d held on to that 3-2 scoreline eh, we’d have 3rd in the bag….
We didn’t though but we have one last chance, one which we cannot and must not blow!
Next seasons kit has now been confirmed, good to see Robin wearing it but I know it doesn’t mean he’s definitely staying.
If you order one online on the official site you could win a car!!!
Going back to the final game of the season, Wenger believes that creating as many chances as we did against Norwich should give our players the belief to beat West Brom:
We have a belief, when you look at the chances we created, it is absolutely unbelievable that we scored only three goals.
Again we are punished because Robin had to score and many times we do not get enough goals from elsewhere. We had so many obvious chances that you would want somebody else to score one. That doesn’t happen enough.
Of course we need to address that because I feel there was enough room to score six or seven goals.
We were not sharp in the first half but is it down to too much preparation, not being switched on or subconsciously thinking we will manage to do it? We were not at the pace of the game in the first half for sure.
It’s not only about scoring goals Arsene, if we didn’t concede so many, we’d have third place wrapped up weeks ago…
Maybe a week of defensive training is in order….
That’s it for today, if you have a day off, enjoy it, if you don’t, tough luck…