Good evening, beautiful creations.
If you’re hoping to unearth some original gems of Arsenal news, today may be something of a disappointment for you. There’s plenty of goings on and news out there, but given what’s occurred already this week, much of it only truly relates to Arsenal in a roundabout way.
Firstly, I’m sure you’ll have witnessed the explosion of apoplexy amongst the Internet community once Robin van Whateverhisnameis scored a thunderous offside hat-trick to bring home the title for his inner child’s club.
Can’t say I didn’t see it coming. Can you?
I understand the rage that’s being spewed. I really do. If there is a worse bit of transfer business conducted by our club, I’m hard pressed to tell you what it is. Yet, I can’t see the point in getting annoyed with Robin. He’s left, he’s no longer a part of Arsenal Football Club, and he’ll never be thought of with the reverence we have for others. As far as I’m concerned, he no longer matters.
I would congratulate United for winning the title, but to be frank; I’d rather set my feet on fire and watch them burn whilst a complete stranger punches me in the testicles repeatedly. They undoubtedly deserved to win it, but that’s for them to cheer and us to ignore. It’s not as if we were in it at any point.
One thing I do agree with completely are the folks stating Arsenal’s policy in the market for players needs drastic change. For too long we’ve hidden behind phrases like “sustainable model” and “financial fair play”. What should be of paramount importance is adhering to both, but without losing the ability to compete. Let’s be honest here; Arsenal have failed to compete for years, and selling your captain to a team that does only serves as a spectacularly effective way of highlighting that point.
Like you, I couldn’t care less about finances. Fans on the terraces don’t sign, “And we are Ar-sen-al, but far the most financially stable and business orientated team, the world has ever seen”. They won’t ever do that. They want bragging rights and glory, and a team that won’t flounder and fumble early on when there’s enough resources at the club the ensure we do compete.
What fans want is the team to lay down a marker – to go out a replace someone of Robin’s calibre with the best possible alternative. We can’t settle for hit-and-hope punts from the French league who come at a discount. Giroud is a decent sqaud player, but he isn’t the type of striker to fire a team toward silverware.
One player we’ve missed out on is the uber-talented, Mario Gotze, who is, according to reports in Germany, heading to Bayern Munich as they’ve activated his release clause. Whilst it’s a shame we didn’t match that offer and try to secure his services, the timing of the transfer is so bizarre and unexpected that perhaps our representatives were caught as much off guard as the rest of us.
Wether we’d have gotten him is irrelevant; the point is we ought be chasing after players like him. If there’s £70m surplus to requirements in the bank, then use it on some quality.
Lastly today; poor old Luis Suarez. He’s been hit with a whopping 10-game ban for having a chomp at Chelsea’s Ivanovic – a punishment Jermaine Defoe avoided completely for a very similar incident. Do I think it’s fair? Absolutely not. If you’re only going to ban someone as loathsome as John Terry for clearly racially abusing another player for only 4 games, then doubling that +2 for biting is complete madness. But that’s our beloved FA for you…
But Suarez is no saint, so I shan’t be feeling sorry for him or the Liverpool followers. Oh well. Dry your eyes, guys…
That’s all for today, folks. Leave your thoughts on United’s triumph, player recruitment and Luis Suarez in the comments section below. I look forward to reading a few.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.