The Santi Cazorla story again makes the headlines this morning, a few newspapers report that the deal is expected to be completed by Tuesday as the Qatari negotiators for Malaga are flying in this weekend to sort out the deal and hope to conclude this quickly.
Just where these negotiators are flying into I don’t know, could be Spain, could be London but either way, Arsenal will finally have someone ‘proper’ to talk to as they attempt to secure this deal.
Another newspaper reports that Abou Diaby fears that if he doesn’t finally shake off his injury woes, Arsene Wenger will lose patience and sell him:
It is a crucial season and it is really important for me to be back strong and have a very good year.
I think everyone would agree that Diaby needs an injury free season and he really needs to start showing us all just why Arsene Wenger has such belief in him. For the good of the player, club and results he really does need a great season but as for Wenger selling him, I doubt that very much.
Should Diaby continue his dreadful run of injuries, Arsene Wenger will have no problem giving a few of the youngsters a chance and a few of them have played well on this pre-season tour of the Far East.
Chuks Aneke and Thomas Eisfield both found the back of the net against Malaysia, something which senior counterparts couldn’t manage and of course others have stood out too, like Benik Afobe, Nico Yennaris and Ryo.
We have some young players who are already experienced, for example if I tell you Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, you will tell me he is not young but he is 18 years old.
Jack Wilshere is 20, Aaron Ramsey is 21 and we have some more young players who might push up this season.
On tour we have Chuks Aneke who has shown quality and of course Ryo. We also have younger players who are 16 or 17, who are not with us on tour, who will certainly appear this season. We are faithful to what we want to do which is to promote young players and give them a chance at that level.
Finally it seems that we really have a few players coming through doesn’t it?
For a few seasons now it seems that the future always looked bright with the reserve/youth players at the club, but apart from Wilshere, no-one has really made their mark and proved themselves.
Ok it’s still early days with this current crop but they look different somehow…
We should get to see them all on show again today as we play out our final match against Kitchee FC in just under half an hour.
Let’s go out in style eh….
Have a good day all…..