First up, Tony Adams, is back in football having been asked to help England Under 19 coach Noel Blake prepare the squad to face Turkey on Thursday March 21. Hope that goes well for him, he deserves to be involved in the game he was once so good at.
The Daily Start link us to Isco this morning. They suggest a chunk of the so called £70 million “war chest” has been reserved in order to sign the Spanish star. Having done business with Malaga before in signing Cazorla and Monreal, a 3rd player from them, especially this one, would be great news.
According to Nikki B’s agent, every club in Russia wants to sign him up on a permanent deal in the summer. I haven’t a clue if there is any truth in that story, but I sure as heck hope so. The time has come to get rid of him, Denilson, Park, Chamakh and quite a few more.
Three more the press/media have targeted to be the main departures from us this summer are Vermaelen, Szczesny and Mertesacker. The first two come about no doubt after they were omitted from the Champions League victory in Germany, but the Mertesacker rumour seems to have come out of Germany. Wolfsburg being the club reported to be interested in him…
Now isn’t that the side who are currently employing Djourou? The same side who Mertesacker recommended he joined to gain confidence and experience? Well, 2+2= 22 again eh!
I’m not overly fussed on who is rumoured to be leaving this summer. Apart from a handful, they are all replaceable with better players, some at not a great price either I would imagine. More important, is who will be joining us and will it be players Wenger who signs them?
That will all come clear as the summer gets nearer I guess.
If Arsene is to stay, what he needs to do, and I mean really needs to do is look in the mirror!
Admit to himself that things aren’t right.
Admit to himself that some of our players aren’t good enough.
Admit that training/coaching could be vastly improved on.
Admit that he IS prepared to change for the sake of Arsenal FC, the club we all love and argue about!!
Because without any of those changes, OUR club will never improve.
We will never sign the players to make us a force against the best, and we will never ever win the one competition that Wenger really wants to win.
To win any Cup, Domestic or in Europe, we need to have 15 top players and another ten not far behind…
It’s about time this club won something again, and not just be left wondering ‘what if’ every season!
Finally, a big get well message goes out to Kenny Sansom who was rushed to hospital yesterday after collapsing in the street near the Emirates Stadium. I would make a joke about the pie shop he was outside but I think I’ll keep that until I know he’s safe and well and back on the road to recovery…
That’s about it really, Swansea tomorrow and that will be far more of a test than an under performing Bayern Munich side…
Have a good day all.