I could envision myself getting to know another culture and language.
Any chance of Spain?
That was a goal earlier, but that is unrealistic due to the financial crisis.
So why not England? “I would be the fourth German at Arsenal, that wouldn’t be so bad.
That was Bayer Leverkusen’s Gonzalo Castro talking to German football magazine, 11 Freunde.
The right sided full back/midfielder is under contract until 2016 but it seems he’s keen to seek pastures new many years at his current club. He’s a tiddler at just under 5′ 8″ tall but if Arsene Wenger is looking for a new right back, who knows…..
So Jackie boy is fighting back from his ‘naughty corner’. Having been snapped in the press with ciggy in hand, in order to try and deflect attention from himself, he posted this photograph on Twitter yesterday.
Jack went on to leave a comment saying:
But for the record… I don’t smoke!
Good, I’m glad he doesn’t, it’s not good for him, his partner and certainly not his two young children.
But my question is, why do people use other people’s naughtiness, failures or something else similar in order to justify something that they have either done or got wrong or, something has not gone the way they wished it to?
How many times to football fans say ‘At least X, Y or Z has lost as well’ after we have dropped points?
What other people/clubs do bears no relevance to what either Jack or Arsenal do, life and football is all about doing what is right or doing the best one/they can in order to succeed.
What Jack Wilshere has done is stupid, either by smoking or by putting himself in a situation where he’s been caught on camera in possession of a lit cigarette and no-one else is to blame but him. Posting a photograph of Zinedine Zidane smoking is rather silly in my opinion, if not for any other reason than the man has already retired and to this day is considered to be one of the footballing greats.
Or is that what he’s trying to say? If Zidane was as able to smoke and was as good as he was, then so can he?
But then again, Jack said he doesn’t smoke, so why didn’t he just leave it at that…..
Whatever the answer, I bet he’s had his knuckles slapped by Arsene Wenger as he won’t want the player or the club to be in the press right now for wrong reasons.
However, his antics may have just secured him a nice deal with Electronic cigarette company Neo.
Their director Estée Oren said:
As a professional footballer and a role model to millions of young fans, we can understand the controversy caused by Jack puffing on a cigarette.
So we have offered him a significant sum today to officially endorse our product as a healthier alternative to smoking.
Going back to Arsenal, when we lose it hurts and if any of the other clubs around/above us lose the same day/weekend, that hurt doesn’t lessen in fact, it’s worse as is means we’ve missed out on a huge chance to either gain points on them, catch them up, or even overtake them.
So far this season, when others have lost, we have capitalised on those losses and that’s why we sit top of the league.
There’s a long long way to go for sure but if we carry on as we are, we could go a long long way…
That’s it for another day…