Right. It appears this one isn’t going away.
Last night it was widely alleged Arsenal will be upping their bid for Luis Suarez to the thunderous tune of £40m. In another one of those articles with zero basis to it, it should be said.
If you’re an Arsenal fan, chances are you either really want Choppers to sign, or you’d sooner spend hours on end in a bathtub filled with dead rats and strong cheese than witness a creature so deplorable wear the colours of North London’s finest. There appears very little in the way of middle ground.
Yet as much as I refused to believe it to be true to begin with, I grow increasingly sure that there is a big chance it might actually happen. If we offer that amount of money to Liverpool for a player they know they will struggle to keep, I think they’d be extremely foolish not to take it.
If we do get him, I’m not sure exactly how I will feel. Recruiting big name players is something we all hope to witness, but I can’t helping feeling it’s in everyone’s best interests to leave this one alone. Gonzalo Higuain is still my first choice by some distance.
The Argentine may lack a bit of the razzmatazz , but his stats are impressive, he’s a worker, a natural finisher and, most importantly, he comes with none of the baggage. I struggle to see how a man as financially prudent as Arsene doesn’t see a deal with Real Madrid as the safer investment.
In truth the whole concept has me bewildered. There are moments I start to warm to the idea – I can’t lie. When you consider just how good a player Suarez is, it’s easy to allow yourself a moment of excitement. He’d score goals at Arsenal, and we haven’t had a forward that carries as much threat since Thierry (I’m purposely choosing to ignore a certain Dutchman, before you say anything).
With those moments comes the inevitable return to his disposition. He is an awful, awful human being. I can forgive many of the excesses in players from our past (Merson, Adams) as weaknesses of character. Suarez’s flaws aren’t so easy to look past. At his worst, he has been truly loathsome.
I guess all we can do is wait and see, and discuss the matter when there is something substantial to report. There is no smoke without fire, as the saying goes, but all we have is smoke at present. Until that fire is discovered, there is little point in getting worked up about anything.
The whole thing could be an elaborate ruse constructed to take eyes off the target we are really after. Arsenal have pulled surprises from out of nowhere before. There’s a chance they will do so again.
There’s a months to go until the new season kicks off. I get the feeling we’ll know a great deal more about our incomings within the next two weeks. Strap yourselves in, folks. Things are going to get interesting soon enough.
That’s all for today. The comments eagerly await your thoughts. Try to be nice to one another…
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.