If it’s not Manchester City making waves for our players, it’s bloody Barcelona – I hate them both with a passion.
Having done nothing to stop the persistent association with them and Thomas Vermaelen, they now seem quite willing to sit back and watch us all suffer as Laurent Koscielny become the latest defender of ours linked to the Catalan club and let’s not forget that suggestion is they want Miquel back for a miserly £300,000!!
They can take a hike on all three accounts, but….
If they really need a central defender, and they need one of ours, they can make a sensible offer offer for Sebastian Squillaci – do that and I am sure Arsene Wenger would be happy to come to an agreement!!
So yesterday go the pre-season off with a bang, a 1-0 victory over Anderlecht was enough to ensure that the players picked up The Markus Liebherr Memorial Cup at St Marys, despite losing on penalties to Southampton in the second 45 minute game.
What did yesterday show Arsene Wenger and his management though? Possibly nothing, other than Henri Lansbury knows where the goal is and surely if he continues to have a good pre-season he deserves a chance to be part of this coming seasons squad?
I’m not suggesting that that decision should be made on the back of yesterdays display though, not for one minute, this lad has never really had a chance with the first team has he, yet we have seen other players in the past be given chance after chance yet turn in very average performances.
Henri is a Londoner, he’s a Gooner and he has the clubs blood running through his veins, just like the player who set him up for his goal, Carl Jenkinson.
We lack a bit of that, a bit of ‘roll up your sleeves’ when things get tough, a bit of ‘ over my dead body will you beat us’ attitude, and it’s something which money can’t often buy, but something Henri would probably give us.
Ok, he missed a chance in the second game of the day, but it’s early days…
It’s time for Henri Lansbury to get his chance at the club he loves and it’s time for him to take it…
That’s it for today, have a good one….