Morning all.

The Euros of 2020 finally kicks off tonight after a year’s delay. Turkey take on Italy in Rome at 8pm in the opening fixture. From tomorrow though, football fans will have three fixtures available to watch each day. That’s a lot of football, 270 minutes to be precise, not including added time of course. I wonder if there’s a human being out there in the big wide world who intends to watch every second of every match? Not me that’s for sure.

Granit Xhaka, on duty this summer for Switzerland and expected to depart Arsenal before the new season kicks off, is reported to have commented on Arsenal’s season, saying:

Football is a team sport and you’re only as good as your team, Of course, it was a good year for me personally. I’ve always played and performed. But the place at the end of the season is, of course, really bitter and disappointing for us.

I don’t think what he’s supposed to have said is entirely true. Yes he’s always played and he’s performed but the level at which he’s performed has been very inconsistent over the five years he’s been at Arsenal. In some fixtures he’s been absolutely awful, while in others he’s been better. Last season was probably his best in Arsenal colours but that in my opinion, doesn’t mean he’s had a standout season. Great performers will stand out regardless of how a team plays and regardless of where a club ultimately finishes in the League. If he does leave, which seems quite likely, I’ll wish him nothing but good luck. He’ll need it playing for Mourinho as you might need it too at best online slots.

Talking of Roma, I find it quite amusing that the manager they sacked is now heavily linked with a move to the Toots who sacked Mourinho because he wasn’t good enough.

Paper Talk from Sky Sports:

  • Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of Marcel Sabitzer, with reports suggesting he could be the next player to leave RB Leipzig. (The Sun)
  • Arsenal are reportedly considering making a move for Belgian youngster Albert Sambi Lokonga after Granit Xhaka moved a step closer to the exit. (Daily Express)
  • Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke will reject any new offer from Spotify tycoon Daniel Ek. (Daily Mirror)

Nothing new really, just the same stories regurgitated. That’s the summer for you I guess and it’s certainly the back pages and NewsNow. Some of the headlines are misleading to say the least, utter b******t to put it more bluntly. Instead of wasting time reading the stories, why not spend time at Australia online casino.

The transfer window has officially been open for one day and already Arsenal are being criticised left right and centre for not getting a deal over the line. Yet none of us truly know who Arsenal want to sign, nor do we know the clubs budget or rules as far as contract offers/wages offered are.    Arsenal fans and ‘patience’ do not go together.

If you read around the Internet, there are many differing views on who the club should or shouldn’t sign but coming up player names is the easy part,  but there’s a lot more to a player than just what’s seen during a match. His personality, baggage, attitude towards training and his fellow teammates. His family, where he wants to live and how much he expects to earn. So many things have to be considered before a deal goes through. Perhaps we missed out on Buendia because of something as simple as Arsenal not being prepared to commit to a five year contract which is the deal he’s reported to have agreed with Villa. As said, we don’t know.

There’ll be a plan in place at Arsenal for this summer, we just have to wait and be patient to find out what it is.

See you in the comments.