Morning fellow Gooners,
Little titbit to start with and that’s about Borussia Dortmund playmaker Shinji Kagawa, apparently Arsene Wenger has entered the race to sign him. His value is around £5 Million as he has just one year left on his contract and he wants to move to the Premier League.
Not long now until we head off to face West Brom in our final game of the season and as usual, Arsene Wenger faced the press and to no surprise he was asked about all the M’Vila rumours that have been doing the rounds:
It is not true. There is not any interest at the moment, we have not been in touch with anybody, we have not made any offer to anybody and we are nowhere near to buying anybody at the moment.
We are focused on our final game of the season.
Well we have all learned many things about our manager and if there is one thing that stands out, it’s that he always speaks very far from the truth when it comes to potential transfer targets.
So many times we have heard him say that he is in for a defender, after cover for left back or we may look to strengthen our offensive game – yet how many times has he actually carried out such promises – very few is answer over the last few transfer windows, especially the January ones and only a couple of months ago he said he would seek a loan to cover our left side of defence, he didn’t and it cost us a few points…
So for him to say he has not or is not really looking to sign M’Vila is good news, it could just mean that something is happening but he doesn’t want another club to get in and muck it up. Mind you, Ivan Gazidis could do that on his own!
He says he is focussed on Sundays game, so he should be too, there is so much resting on it!
Most of all for us fans it’s about finishing above our bitter rivals, we don’t need to hear about how they finished above us in the league all summer! Actually, make that for the next fifty years as if they do, that is all they will have to hold on too.
Because Steve Bould has now been confirmed as the assistant manager, changes are on their way!
Suggestion is that he is no yes man, so he’ll make his point and make sure he’s heard, good, just what we need and Wenger talked about his new right hand man:
His qualities are that he has experience of the top-level game, he has managed here, he knows our football philosophy and therefore there will be a continuity.
He has also chosen after his playing career to coach here at the Club and we always want to give an advantage to people who know how we work, how we want to coach.
A very good coach is the most important thing, no matter where you played.
All the very best to Pat Rice, I hope he has a long and healthy retirement.
May Arsene Wenger and Steve Bould together make sure that for Pat, sitting at The Emirates watching his club, is far less stressful than it has been of late when he’s been watching from the dugout…
It will be less stressful for all of us too, eh……
Send your special retirement message to Pat Rice here…….
May the Arsenal players send their own message to him on Sunday and three points would be the best way to do that!
Have a good day all…..