Well, that it then. We have sold our best players and we are doomed because our manager won’t spend the 40 million we have from those transfers. On top of that, we have sold to our closest rivals who will beat us to the top four next season.
Everyone with that mindset needs to grow up. Now.
How many times do we hear the exact opposite to what we want to hear from Wenger? Does he do it because he enjoys it? No. He does it in the best interests of the club because if he revealed his targets they would be a lot more expensive the next time he was on the phone to them. So don’t expect Wenger to hold a press conference proclaiming that we will buy X to replace Toure, Y to replace Adebayor and Z because he is a wonderkid.
Before last season Wenger had done some pretty sizable deals on deadline day and that could well be what happens this time round. Remember we could have pulled off a big last day scoop last summer if the Alonso move didn’t fall through. This transfer window is going to be fully utilised by Wenger, who knows how to get deals done by the skin of his teeth. Arshavin, anyone?
Wenger is not stupid, he knows where he will need to add players and the club is bound to ensure he has a sizable transfer kitty for pure public relations reasons. At the end of the day, its not us that watch the players in training every day is it? AW knows the ins and outs of this team and he will know exactly what to do I am sure. If we use this new 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 system, the boss will know we need more depth in the defensive midfield position.
Just give him time, there is no need to worry. I have a feeling we will make a pretty big signing before the start of the Premier League season, Wenger watches players for at least a season before he buys them in many cases so he will probably have his eye on some players.
There is a rumour going around about Patrick Vieira returning to the club, either on a pay-as-you-play deal or a one year contract. In a way I would love to see him back, just because what he would be able to pass on to Song and Denilson would be invaluable. In respect to playing you have to question if he still has it in him to play at such a high level at 33-34 and a pretty shady injury record in the past two or three years. It will probably be something that carries on until there is some comment from Wenger or Paddy himself.
There have also been a few media outlets claiming that Thomas Rosicky has had a setback after the Barnet game, this is not true. Its not a re-occurrence or indeed anything serious. I have heard quite reliably its only muscle cramps, he has been going through rigorous training exercises and admitted himself that he was fit:
“I have a feeling that I am finally getting back to my usual standard of football,” he said.
“During the injury struggle I began preparing many times but it took a long time to get this far.
“I am fit, which is the most important thing now.”
Don’t listen to the sensationalism in the press, he will be fine. Its just proof he is working damn hard.
There have been a few fans that have been pretty strong in their criticism of Arsene Wenger for selling Kolo but he has admitted that he wanted out of the club six months ago, stick that in your pipes and smoke it. Is Wenger a mug now then?
Right, thats about it. More tomorrow.