My own answer didn’t require much, if any thought – it’s no with a capital ‘N’.
But, knowing how reluctant Arsene Wenger is to spend mass amounts of money on the type of player we need, is he now looking to fill our void with this not so young any more, Craig Eastmond?
Wenger once said of our Englishman:
I admire his intelligence in reading of the game
I’m not sure how he has come to this conclusion, he’s never really set the world alight in the few appearances he has made for us and in the 2010/11 season, just when one would think he’d be trying to prove his worth, the dreaded injury jinx hit him whilst on loan at his former club Milwall, he broke his ankle during training in April 2011 and was sidelined for a long period of time.
Nearly a year later, January 2012, he made his full return and joined Wycombe Wanderers on loan for the remainder of the season, a loan that was deemed to be successful.
Wycombe were in League One and in his short spell there, Eastmond played fourteen games.
That’s hardly the test for the Premier League is it? Ok, he played and showed that his injury is a thing of the past but if he does have a future at Arsenal, surely it’s not yet.
Sorry if this upsets anyone but I’m hoping that Saturdays inclusion was more about showing the Southampton manager that we have a half decent player in our ranks that would probably fit into his own squad better than he would in ours. After all, it’s about time we did Southampton a favour instead of ‘stealing’ their players or better still, include him in a deal that would see us get Luke Shaw…
I think you get my point, Eastmond is not the answer, Etienne Capoue, Yann M’Vila or someone else very similar, is.
Full training begins today, and by full I mean it’s the return of the Euro players and a new beginning for Podolski and Giroud.
Speculation is that talks between Arsene Wenger and Robin are likely in the next day or so, and there is the small issue of sorting out Theo Walcotts contract too, both need resolving and quickly.
Newspapers have obviously got a little bored with printing stuff about our captain and today they have turned to Theo. According to Fleet Streets finest, both Liverpool and Chelsea are desperate to sign our young winger and we cannot let that happen! Walcotts game will only improve, does anyone really want to see that unfold at another club?
Talking of letting players go, looks like we may not even get this one and that’s M’Baye Niang who has been on trial with us. Reports suggest that Tottenham have now invited him for a trial but Man City are ready to plough in with a huge offer and take the player from right under our noses.
Well what a way to work City!
I hope the player thinks about football at just 17 years old, and not money..
So, a busy time ahead for Wenger and Gazidis – let’s hope they get things right for a change.
Have a good day all….