First up it’s a silly story from The Sun. They suggest that Lukas Podolski could be set to leave in the summer. Juventus and Atletico Madrid are both keeping an eye on him and could make a move when the season ends. We’ll see eh!
Next up is the news that Jack Wilshere may not be travelling to Germany with the squad later today as he’s suffered an ankle injury in training. Well I wouldn’t be at all surprised if a couple more join him. Podolski already has. Rather than injury, maybe it’s an indication that getting into that 4th spot by the end of the season is far more important than trying to achieve the near on impossible tomorrow night.
Arteta thinks so:
With 10 games to go and to be 24 points behind [the leaders], it’s an impossible catch and that, for me, is unacceptable.
We can’t be in that position because we have the best basic structure I’ve ever seen at a football club. Great philosophy, good players, we’ve got financial backing to do whatever we want, unbelievable crowds for the stadium. Let’s go for it!
Staying in the Champions League is massive. If we don’t get in those spots it makes everything much more difficult. To any team with top players, you have to ask what’s going to happen. There’s only one answer: we want to improve the team.
We want to be better and next season we want to get more points, which means we will have won more games. I think the board know that and, hopefully, this summer we’ll do something about it.
We all want that Mikel…..
Onto today’s post from George.
Worse ever players to wear the famous Shirt
While its doom and gloom at the moment at the Emirates, I often hear and read about how kak Nicklas Bendnter first touch is, how poor Ramsey is, how slow Mertesacker is, how Walcott has no footballing brain, Chamakh, Gervinho…blah blah blah….…
I could go on but let’s face it, they aren’t as bad as some of the players I have watched over the years..
Then there were also the Ghost players, the ones we’d sign and never see play.
We have some today, Wellington, Joel Campbell, Ryo, Roberts and even Park etc
A few that have left without a trace like Murphy, Stokes, Agogo etc
Those yesterdays ghosts like Amaury Bischoff, Alberto Mendez, Pal Lydersen and Glenn Helder..
It’s all cycles..
The standard has improved, while a lot of fans are moaning about TV5, remember we had Stepanovs, and whilst we have junk on our books, Squillaci is not Gus Caesar.
Some Arsenal past players weren’t actually any good but will always be remembered for their contributions like Perry Groves, Martin Hayes and John Jensen. They are cult heroes. I saw Martin Hayes last week and he bought me a pint. We chatted along with the Aldershot Chairman of 1992 Frank, and had a good old laugh about when Tony Adams drove his car into someone’s garden drunk with Ray Parlour.
Not condoning drink driving but, 2 points here.
NB52, wrong headlines, Adams ? Ok different levels of player, but footballers have that extra limelight and are human too. M Hayes was 1st div high scorer once I think 1987-88.
So why we are naturally annoyed at what dross we get and the inconsistent performances, football is histories merry-go-round.
We will always a player that hasn’t lived up to his reputation, Davor Suker anyone? But we are not alone. Remember Jardel at Bolton? Taibi at United? Tramezzani at that lot down the road?
We will always have a dud.
Some will be heroes , some cult heroes, some Chamakh’s smoking shisha pipes and others will always be remembered for high-profile guff performances. If you are still wondering why Arsene signed players like Fabianski who rolled out the ball to a Porto player, remember , it’s in our history:
Pogus Cassius “Gus” Caesar (born 5 March 1966) is an English former professional footballer.
Written by George
That’s it for another day, have a good one all……