Whoever believed that an international friendly just a few days before the new Premier League season kicks off needs their head examined. It really is silly.
We have Per Mertesacker, Lukas Podolski, Wojciech Szczesny, Bacary Sagna, Laurent Koscielny, Olivier Giroud, Santi Cazorla, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott all away on duty tonight.
Lord forbid any one of those players get injured and I don’t care that fixtures are labelled ‘friendlies’ – once that whistle blows, players and their teams want to win and will give their all.
England v Scotland for example, there is more chance of seeing a Martians than this fixture having any element of friendliness….
Fingers and toes crossed they all come back unscathed….
In the news:
Well it looks like any hope of signing Luis Suarez have gone after Martin Charquero, of GolTV Latin American, claimed that the forward told him personally he would not leave Anfield.
Luis Suarez confirms to me he will not leave Liverpool. The support of the fans has influenced his decision.
Suarez see it as likely that he’ll sign a renewal (extension) to the contract that binds him to Liverpool.
That’s in The Daily Mirror this morning. Of course it could be all absolute rubbish from someone who wants to get his name out on show but then again, we have seen such u-turns in the game before. Money!
If true, the newspaper goes on to suggest that either Dzeko or Michu will be targeted by Arsene Wenger.
It’s also reported that Barcelona are now in the running to sign Gustavo, so a ‘Plan B’ is needed there too. Let’s hope he wasn’t our ‘Plan B’!
Please, no mention of Song returning………
Don’t worry, there’s plenty of time for the club to sort things out!
No, there isn’t it there, it’s the 14th August which leaves us just TWENTY days to sort out our signings.
The way we are going about our transfer business is an absolute disgrace. We are not a club that finished top of the league or a close second and just need one or two additions. We are a team that finished miles from the top with an already weak squad which struggled to make top four.
Our squad is now weaker having had the desperately needed clear-out. I’m not suggesting we should have kept any that have gone, but we sure as heck should have replaced them by now.
They should have been in and part of the clubs pre-season.
We really are a joke! Not that I or many will be laughing……
I wish Kroenke would sell up right now and take the board and Wenger with him…….
Still, if you are keen to watch us play this season and haven’t been lucky enough to receive the call of desperation from Arsenal FC, offering you a chance to buy a Season Ticket, it’s your lucky day.
A superbly located ST is up for rent for one season only. It is in the East Stand close to the centre block and THREE rows from the front.
It includes 19 premiership games and 7 cup matches including the champions league. The price is £ 1308 (cost price ) and will likely be for just this season.
Anybody interested please contact Dean on firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it for another day…..