Ciprian Marica, the big Romanian striker no club seems in a hurry to snap up is set to announce his next club. He’s in talks with three different clubs apparently and as we all know, we have been suggested to be one of them. In a press conference yesterday he said:
I hope I will be able to tell you the name of my next team by the end of next week.
I doubt that we’d be the club that signs him, although if it was on a short deal and for a low wage, it would kind of make sense. One injury to Giroud and we really are snookered and would seriously dent our strike force.
Theo Walcott believes we have what it takes to truly challenge for the Premier League this season:
I think we’ll push on and we can definitely challenge this year, for sure.
There is so much belief in this team at the moment and I think it’s showing. We just need to make sure we get that home form going now, the away form is absolutely fantastic.
It’s 10 successive wins away from home, someone told me in the dressing room. It’s a record. I didn’t know that until after the game.
To be part of a team that has done that, in the amount of years that Arsenal have existed, is a great honour and a great achievement for everyone.
I really hope that the goal against Marseille will kick start his season because up until now it’s been very average to say the least. I’m sure that when others come back from injury, Theo’s place in the starting eleven could be under serious threat unless he starts to get more involved in games and either starts supplying more goal scoring opportunities or finds the back of the net himself more often when he gets the chance.
Despite our two victories against Fenerbache, one against our North London rivals, which I have to say was one of our best unified performance in a long while, a very good win away at Sunderland followed by a hard fought, patient and crucial victory in France. Most of the pundits/commentators like to refer back to our defeat on the opening day of the season.
Are these so called pundits really that shallow?
As the seasons have gone by with Arsenal not particularly doing much in during the transfer windows, those same pundits have berated the manager for not signing quality players. Last summer when we signed Lukas Podolski, Olivier Giroud and Santi Cazorla, it was not enough, signing Mesut Ozil, Mathew Flamini and Yaya Sanogo this summer, is still not enough, in fact to some, signing Ozil has been deemed daft and a waste of £42.5 million as we already have plenty of players in his position.
Poppycock, we have no-one like Mesut Ozil, in fact not many clubs do. Maybe just Real and Barcelona with Messi and Ronaldo, other than that, the closest player to Ozil was on show for Marseille but without the right players around him, all his efforts went by without an end product.
We however are finding the back of the net and at the end of the day, or should I say the game, that’s what counts yet despite our winning ways, no-one will allow us to forget Aston Villa.
But it’s quite clear the fans, the players and the manager have.
Arsenal accepted that loss for what it was, they appear to have learned from it and have grown stronger because of it yet before we kick off and during our matches, the idiot commentating feels the need to continually make reference to our loss at home to Aston Villa. Along the way of course, they choose to turn a blind eye to the man who had the whistle that day….
Still, if we keep on winning and all these idiots are left to harp on about one defeat, who cares…
On a final note, not all who write about Arsenal are as shallow as some of those who get to commentate on our matches. Here’s a very good article by John Cross – it’s well worth a read and its HERE if you are interested.
That’s it for another day, have a good one….