Terry Butcher reckons that Luis Suarez would simply NOT fit in at Arsenal! Why?
Because he’s ‘volatile, a potential bomb-scare on the pitch, he’s moody and confrontational’….
Ahhhh, all the things we have lacked over the years. In laymens terms, it’s called passion and a will to win.
Thierry Henry was moody and he could be very confrontational!
Patrick Vieira was a ‘potential bomb-scare’ on the pitch, he was also pretty confrontational wasn’t he?
Petit, Cole and Mad Jens didn’t exactly roll over and accept all that came their way either, nor did Gallas, Adams, Lauren, Keown, Parlour….. the list goes on..
Ian Wright could be naughty boy if he got caught up in the moment and I’m sure Peter Schmeichel alone would vouch for that.
Arsene Wenger has managed all of those players and more who have had ‘issues’ – there is little reason reason to believe he wouldn’t be able to manage Suarez.
To be honest, I truly believe that if he were to join us, many parts of his ‘naughty’ game would go. He’d be happier, he’d be fed each game with chance after chance to do what he does best. He’d be part of a ‘proper family’ in footballing terms and his boots would do the talking, rather than his antics.
We have had many big players under the management of Arsene Wenger and we have them today too in Podolski, Mertesacker, Cazorla, Monreal, Koscielny, Sagna, Vermaelen and Rosicky to name a few and I’m sure he’d slot in just nicely.
Then we have players who are on the cusp of really good things – Wilshere, Ramsey, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Walcott and Gibbs.
We can’t forget any of the young players we have just seen perform in Asia either, some of those, maybe not all, have a great career ahead them…..
I know I keep saying it but we have the base of an very good squad, three/four top class players would that squad to a whole new level, one which really could challenge for silverware….
Popping back to the tour of Asia.
One of the biggest talking points before our tour to Asia surrounded Ryo. Will he stay or go?
This was Arsene Wengers view:
On whether Ryo will go on loan or stay:
I believe he is in a position where he needs to play to have a good chance of competing at the top level. At the moment he will stay in the squad. Should we buy more players I will have to reassess the situation. At the moment he will stay with us.
One who could be on his way out on loan is Chamakh. Crystal Palace want him for at least the first half of the season. After then of course, he’ll be free to talk to other clubs and secure himself a nicely paid job somewhere else as his contract comes to an end….
Nothing in the gossip today, good, we have no doubt all had enough of gossip. Now it’s time for action. It’s Monday morning, Arsene Wenger and the players are back in London and the new season is not far away.
It’s time for one or two signings to be made, and surely they have to be this week….
That’s it for another day, have a good one….