Afternoon guys and gals.
Just a page refresher after today’s post disappeared into a big hole somewhere, never to be seen again.
Arsene Wenger has had this to say:
People want to see the next Lionel Messi – they don’t want to see a promising guy. The name of the player gives people hope, but when they haven’t heard of them people are already sceptical.
It’s much more difficult for us now. The competition is higher. We are trying to diversify a bit more because we are limited in England. A new market that is very interesting is Japan – it’s very competitive.
The country where we were really competitive in the past was France, but they produce less top players than they did, say, 15 years ago.
The emerging countries look to be Germany and Spain – they have taken over from France and they have many good, young players.
I have to disagree, none of us expect to see the so called next Messi, we just want to see players signed who are better than what we have, or the right players to fill the gaps we have in our squad. Players who will roll up their sleeves and lay their body on the line for our club.
If those players happen to be as good as Messi, then wonderful, but if they are not, we won’t lose any sleep will we…….
One player Wenger has confirmed that the club are looking at is Lewis Holtby:
We have looked at him, yes.
Didn’t we all when we faced Schalke 04 in the Champions League?
Now it’s time to go and sign the right one or two, jeeze, he’s had long enough to see where we need them..
Have a good one all…..