The Sun newspaper report that talks are taking place between Arsene Wenger and Arsenal FC over a new contract reported to be worth £15 million. Talk about quoting the bleedin obvious eh, those talks have been going on for months, both Wenger and Gazidis confirmed that ages ago.
However, I strongly suspect that by now, his contract will have been sorted out and the announcement that he is staying for at least a couple of years will be made real soon. Signing Ozil may just have won a few doubters over.
One of Wengers summer signings, Yaya Sanogo has his feet firmly on the ground and he’s loving life at Arsenal:
I know my time will come. I am patient and I am working hard every day. I tell myself that I’m only 20, I have to keep working to gain experience.
“I have been with Arsenal for two months now and I am adapting well to England and starting to get my bearings.
“In training, there are only great players, so you can only move forward.
“Arsenal is a great club, but even if I am only a small part of it I am a player like all the others. I have two eyes and two feet like them.”
Sounds like he’s a lad with his head screwed on the right way, we’ve seen plenty of players at his age who think they should be playing but this young man isn’t too fussed. He’s young, he’s enjoying training and yes, he’ll get his chance real soon. My bet is he’ll start away at WBA in the Capital One Cup and that’s not far away. The fixture I mean, not the distance to Birmingham!
He could also play a big part in our Premier League campaign should he start finding the goals when he plays and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain believes that we are truly in with a chance of winning the big trophy:
We really think we can take the title.
Obviously it hasn’t happened in recent seasons. But in the form we showed at the end of last season, and – when I was watching from the sidelines – in the spirit we’ve shown at the start of this, in the derby, everyone was fighting for each other.
Without doubt we think we can win the title. Just like we believe we can win every competition we’re in. If you don’t believe that, if you aren’t striving, then you don’t deserve to be at Arsenal.
Of course young Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is right, the players and coaching staff have to believe they can win every match and every competition the team take part in, otherwise not only should players not be playing for Arsenal, they really shouldn’t be involved in sport at all.
Winning is about believing in yourself and in a team sport, believing in those around you and that’s exactly what we fans witnessed against the neighbours. Despite the late onslaught on our goal, each and every player had just one thing clear in their own mind and that was, neither they, or their team-mates were going to surrender that one goal advantage and they didn’t..
That kind of belief will see us us win more football matches and winning that kind of match will only bring more and more belief and more confidence..
That’s what will win silverware.
Can we honestly win something this season?
Well if we can have the lady luck of injuries on our side, why not?
That’s it for another day….