Jim White, the Mr Excitable of Sky Sports on deadline day of the transfer window has predicted that we are far from done with signings:
Arsenal will do more business and a big name as well, I’m certain.
There you go, we can all relax safe in the knowledge that Jim White knows everything! Pffff!
One of our summer signings, Mathieu Debuchy has really laid the boot into his old club. We snapped him up pretty quickly after Bacary Sagna decided to jump ship to get more
money trophies.Talking to the Arsenal Magazine, he’s been honest and pretty ruthless.
When my agents told me Arsenal were interested, I said yes straight away!
There was no question, no debate, no doubt, nothing! You don’t turn down a club like Arsenal. A lot of players would like to be in my shoes right now.
This is another dimension. If you compare the training grounds for example, nothing at Lille or Newcastle can match the Arsenal one. It is another world.
Everything here is made to optimise your preparation and you as a player. So you can be in the best condition to play and win football games.
Mathieu Debuchy also believed that the timing was perfect to join a big club:
It was the right time for me to make this big step forward and this big move.
I have learnt a lot in the last two years from playing at Euro 2012 and the World Cup this summer, by discovering the Premier League as well.
Alan Pardew won’t like that will he, neither will the Newcastle fans. Good!
Pardew is one of those managers who get’s right up my nose. He berated Arsene Wenger for signing overseas players a while ago and he even had the bare faced cheek to goad our manager when Englishman Marlon Harewood scored the winner against us to earn his West Ham side three points.
Rumour has it that the comment made to Arsene Wenger after Harewood scored was pretty horrid. To be fair to Arsene Wenger, he doesn’t react to trivial stuff does he and this comment which apparently made reference to the goal being made in England, clearly irked him.
Nice bloke isn’t he that Pardew!
Oh how the table has turned since he’s been at Newcastle. Strapped for cash, Pardew went French! In fact, this time last year, Alan Shearer was moaning about how Loic Remy became the eleventh French played signed up by the same man who slated Arsene Wenger for doing something so very similar. Shearer said that Newcastle had far too many French players on their books. Meanwhile, Arsenal have have slowly ensured that we have a glut of British players.
Theo Walcott, Jack Wilshere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Aaron Ramsey, Carl Jenkinson, Calum Chambers, Kieran Gibbs and young Chuba Akpom. And there are many more who might just push through from the Academy in the future.
I wonder what Pardew thinks about that now…….
Or the fact that one of the better French players he ever signed, couldn’t wait to jump ship and join a proper club!!
That’s it for another day, have a good one….