The title is not to be taken seriously. I have no insider knowledge, nor do I pluck preposterous notions from the sky and pass them off as hot gossip. Think of it as a worse case scenario; a summation of what many of us think could happen.
Of course, that’s not meant in any way to disparage Yossi. I liked Yossi. His contribution toward the end of his loan spell was important, and he was a loveable character.
The fact is, folks, I’m starting to get a little nervy. Not nervous to the extent my morning ablutions are a cacophony of anguished howls and rapid flushing, but concerned enough to be unable to prevent to odd flicker of dread entering what is a usually rational mind.
There isn’t an Arsenal fan I know that would disagree; signing players as early as possible is the right thing to do. Negotiating with agents can be a tumultuous affair, and things rarely go as smoothly as was initially hoped – that I don’t dispute. But, as time relentlessly passes, I can’t help but worry we are leaving things rather late again. Much like the summer in which we signed Yossi at the last minute.
The Premiership season kicks off in a little over 2 weeks time, and Yaya Sanogo remains our one and only purchase (unless something bloody AWESOME happens between now (2am) and publication (8.30 am)) . That very statement alone sets off alarm bells, and gives ammunition to certain fans who only seem to want to deliver vitriolic remarks toward all and sundry.
I don’t see the point.
I’m inclined to believe the club are working hard to bring in potential targets. The evidence of them doing so is there for all to see. My only wish would be for the process to be a little more simplistic; for our dealings to have been completed weeks ago. Filled with buoyancy and eagerness for proceedings to begin is the mindset I’d hoped to be in at this stage.
Yet, I still have hope. For all we know, the end of July will be the time our business kicks in, and come the 1st of August we’ll have a delicious array of shiny new players to look over with slobbering expectation. We can hope. We can keep our fingers crossed and muster the will to keep those pesky demons of doubt at bay. What we can’t do is know what’s coming, and until we do, there’s little or no point in getting excited about it. Regardless of how difficult that may be.
Come on, Arsenal – just one signing would be nice. Surprise us…
That’s all for today, folks. But, I do have a question to ask of you; realistically, come the end of the window, how do you think our dabbling in the transfer market will look? Good? Bad? Let me know in the handy little comments section I’ve arranged for you below.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.