It’s going to be another swift one today, I’m afraid; I’m still feeling like ten pounds of shit in a five pound bag. The dreaded man-flu still has its diabolical claws well and truly stuck in me.
Seeing as Arsenal news is fairly limited, and there are rumours abound of a vast and sprawling fortune – well, £35m – being available to Arsene, I thought I’d begin a discussion about where I think a bit of that cash should go. We all know Arsenal and our propensity for parsimonious financial dealing, so that amount could comfortabley get us three players in the market – we shouldn’t forget just how canny and shrewd our manager is.
It’s healthy to have competition, and I don’t think we really have any for the No1 spot. Szczsney knows, as do we, that when he’s fit the starting berth is essentially his. Mannone is a decent stop-gap at best, and Fabianski has blunderous leanings that we all know only too well. My knowledge of young, talented, available keepers is pretty woeful, but there must be a fine indivdual out there who’s up to the task. If not, then a bit of wily experience wouldn’t go amiss.
No, i’m not writing Giroud off, nor am I stating Walcott isn’t the answer. Personally, I think we need to add a bit of depth. Podolski is far better utilised on the left side of the attack. If we could bring in someone akin to Fernando Llorente, I’d be ecstatic. A player like that – an intent signing- would give the whole team a huge boost. We have some really good options upfront, I’m expecting Giroud to come on leaps and bounds now he’s showing signs of settling into the club. One more option, one more string to our bow would prevent us from gnawing our fingernails when those cursed winter injuries invariably kick in.
That’s all from me. I hand things over to you, delicious reader. The comments are below, and I hope to see some of your opinions in them – do you think the squad is perfectly fine, and that I’m a jackass? Do you agree we need additions, and, if so, who would be your ideal choice?
I look forward to reading some. Thanks for reading today, you beautiful bastards. I shall return tomorrow, hopefully minus a stuffy head and a desire to piss and moan about it.