Gossip first, Well looks like Barca have made an offer for TV but the mancs are still linked, I’d way prefer he was sold abroad although it’s a shame he doesn’t seem to want to stay and fight for his place. The need for a central midfielder continues and we’re linked with the same old names so nothing new there. Hopefully that gets resolves soon.
Back in 1977, we signed Pat Jennings for just £45,000. He played 327 games for us and was a top top goalkeeper.Nice to have snatched him from the neighbours who thought he was near the end of his game. Pff!
Anyone who has been here on HH for a few years will know that I’m a staunch defender of Theo Walcott and I’ll always do my best to defend his corner when and where possible.
Yet deep down, he frustrates the heck out of me and at his age he should be so much better than he often is during matches but still I stand by my man. Que Tammy Wynette….
Perhaps my view of our striker/winger runs a little deeper than simply being an Arsenal player because he was born just along the road from me, and he went to the same school as me, albeit a good few years apart……
So perhaps I let my heart rule my head when it comes to Theo…. Perhaps…
But am I the only one?
More and more on the internet, certain players appear to be supported regardless of how good or bad they perform each match, some are even being backed to the hilts before they’ve even played a hat-full of fixtures for Arsenal. I say Arsenal because it’s how they perform for us which counts, not what they have done in a different country or different league because no-one knows how they will perform for Arsenal, or in the Premier League until they have done it!
Look at Yaya Sanogo – he couldn’t hit a barn door last season despite having a number of clear cut chances to bury the ball into the back of the net. Yet in a meaningless friendly, he grabbed four and suddenly he’s the next best thing to sliced bread. Once he starts scoring goals on the big stage I’ll believe in him much more than I do now but until he does, he’s just a young French footballer who shows potential. Meanwhile, Benik Afobe get’s pushed out on loan having been given very few opportunities. I doubt he’ll even return….
Joel Campbell is another. So many fans are expecting big things from him this season but why?
Last season on loan at Olympiacos, he played in 32 matches and managed just eight goals! But hang on, he had one great game at the World Cup, he scored against Manchester United in the Champions League and in the Emirates Cup, his one goal was good.
Does that really mean he’s going to be great for Arsenal?
Again, no-one knows the answer, no-one, not until he’s played in the Premier League for a while…
Then of course we have Diaby, Arteta, Flamini and even Jack who appear to be supported by many when like Theo, they don’t always perform well, or at all in the case of Diaby.
Maybe I’m not the only one who let’s their heart rule their head…..
Have a great day all…