The big news is that Pep Guardiola has had his rest, enjoyed watching football from the stands or at home rather than the dugout and now he’s announced that next season he’ll be back in management.
That is of course if any club wants him.
Many Arsenal fans see him as the ideal man to replace our current manager and many a rumour went around suggesting that he actually wants to manage Arsenal.
It can’t be denied that the reason many players have signed for us over the years has been Arsene Wenger as much, if not more than it has been about our club. Especially the French players and latterly the young players as they know he will give them their chance to play but those days seem to be fading. Even Lewis Holtby said he chose the Totts over us because of AVB.
Sadly, the days of players wanting to sign for a club because of who that club is have long gone it seems, it’s about money, trophies and a manager who is respected. Pep Guardiola is certainly the latter.
Didn’t Cesc Fabregas say that he was his hero and couldn’t wait to play under his leadership?
But, right now’s it’s Wenger we have and it’s Wenger to stay unless something quite drastic happens which forces either Arsene or the board to decide otherwise and his deep, strong squad have to play seven games in twenty days, (eight if we beat Swansea in the replay) starting with Manchester City at home on Sunday. How the heck will they cope?
We have already heard the ‘the players were a little bit fatigued’ excuses when we lose/draw after playing twice in seven days, so what is being lined up for an excuse if and when it’s needed will be interesting.
But by magic, we’ll have Diaby, Santos and Rosicky all ready to return as ‘new signings’, a couple of the reserve players that Arsene has recently said ‘will be able to step up very soon to the Premier League’ and of course, players who haven’t been used recently will just slot in and all will be fine won’t it?
No it won’t!
That’s my moaning over!
Rumours to finish with:
Fulham are again reported to be keen on signing Arshavin according to some of today’s newspapers.
Rumours are flying around that Theo Walcott is set to sign his new contract any day now. I’ll believe that when afc.com announce it!
The Daily Mail suggest we have been offered Napoli striker Eduardo Vargas on loan. The 23-year-old Chile international is surplus to requirements and has been in talks over a move to Sao Paulo in Brazil but in the meantime we can have him.
And finally Lucas Biglia together with Jack Butland and Celtic’s Wanyama are back on Wenger’s ‘interested’ list according to The Daily Mirror.