The Armchair Gooner

An Arsenal blog bringing you news, opinion and humour on a daily basis. Well, I'll try at the very least…

Gervinho stays, QPR stopper a possibility, and a potential starting XI for next season.

The family living next door to London Colney were growing tired of Gervinho’s attempts on goal.

Morning folks,

I’m going to have to make this brief as I’ve one of those days ahead of me. I work most Saturday’s in a kitchen as my profession doesn’t afford me the luxury of weekends off, and today presents a hectic, challenging period with sweltering conditions to contend with. Don’t ever become a Chef. Seriously.

I would like to begin with a special mention for my friend Jake and his blog Arsenation. I’ve been promising him a guest post for a little while now, but a lack of time has prevented me from doing so. Go check out his site, folks – it’s really good.

Right, onto Arsenal news.

If you weren’t defeaned by the cacophonous howls of derision when the news broke, you may not have heard that our favourite profligate Ivorian with a bizarre forehead, Gervinho, has let it be known he intends to stay at Arsenal.

Yippee…

Seriously, though; I’m not one of his greatest detractors, nor am I his staunchest supporter. If he was to be sold in the summer, I wouldn’t shed any tears, but at the same time his occasional bouts of good form do make me think there is a good player in there somewhere. If he could learn how to shoot and handle the pressure of a goal scoring opportunity, he might be very effective indeed. As far a squad players go, we could do a lot worse.

Another story I came across filled me with dread. I do not rate Julio Cesar at all, and I never have. The thought of him transferring to Arsenal and taking the No1 position fills me with terror. He does have plenty of admirers across the Goonersphere, but I get the impression it’s only I that would far rather someone else came in. The Brazilian keeper strikes me as a combination of ¬†Desperate Dan and Manuel Almunia, and he has an aversion to crosses a certain JC from Nazareth can’t rival. We could do better. Begovic, Mignolet and Adler are all immeasurably better keepers.

(Correction, I’m not the only one. Gotta love Mean Lean)

EDIT: Sweet Lord almighty, it might actually be happening. There is a report doing the rounds – not especially legitimate, mind you – stating we’ve signed Cesar on a two-year deal.

And that’s about it. Yesterday I asked readers to give me a topic to discuss, and I was inundated with one response. I’m a man of my word, so Veer, here is what I think the Arsenal starting XI for next season might – MIGHT – look like.

Arsenal for 2013/2014?

And that’s all I have time for today. Do you have an idea of what our best 11 could look like? Let me know in the comments section.

As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.

Category: News
  • Veer says:

    YAY!!! This is like the happiest day of my life!! Thanks man!

    June 1, 2013 at 9:09 am
  • muchiri says:

    The wanyama part….would really love him at the emirates

    June 1, 2013 at 9:24 am
  • Omar says:

    The couple weeks after the season ends are so annoyingly boring to write about… I always enjoy refuting some ridiculous transfer rumours :D for a bit of fun, take a rumour from a place like Caught Offside *vomits* and annihilate it, why it’s ridiculous and stuff.
    We’re always linked to some random people and some of the transfers just plain don’t make sense, I don’t know, seems like one way to fill up your word count haha.
    Alternatively, look at youth prospects, rate academy players, no?
    Love your blog, keep it up!

    June 1, 2013 at 9:29 am
  • Damo says:

    Change Jovetic for Higuain and I will be beside myself.
    COYG

    June 1, 2013 at 9:35 am
  • Omar says:

    Jovetic and Higuain are both ridiculously over-rated, as to central mid the ideal man is Fellaini! Prem experience and pure beastliness!

    June 1, 2013 at 9:37 am
  • glukejja@gmail.com says:

    I dont see mikel Arteta the captain.

    June 1, 2013 at 9:40 am
  • atid says:

    I think the starting x1 will look like this

    Szczesney
    Sagna mertesacker koscielny gibbs
    arteta ramsey
    Walcott wilshire cazorla
    Giroud

    Bench: fabianski monreal vermaelen rosicky coquelin chamberlain podolski

    June 1, 2013 at 9:48 am
  • Barclay Furiin says:

    It’s funny because its true

    June 1, 2013 at 12:37 pm
  • Xheki says:

    Begoviç
    Jenkinson Williams Koscielny Gibbs
    Wanyama
    Fabregas Wilshere
    Walcot Cazorla
    Jovetiç

    June 1, 2013 at 12:39 pm

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