What a lovely Tuesday morning it is. It’s 5:05am as I’m writing, and I’m suffering a little bit of fatigue. At 6.00am I must leave the house for work with a full 2.5 hours sleep under my belt. The reason? Netflix, and Firefly.
Damn you, Joss Whedon.
One thing I’ve noticed in the wake of bitter defeat is that certain fans like to furiously eject all their play things from prams. Don’t get me wrong here , folks; most followers of football I encounter are pleasant souls and know what they’re talking about when it comes to football. As is the case with every group of supporters, a select few miscreants show their faces and give the majority a bad name.
We didn’t perform to the best of our capabilities against Man United, of that there is no debate. We weren’t appallingly bad, just considerably off the heights we are capable. Mesut Ozil especially didn’t look at his best. Whether you put that fact down to tiredness of the bout of illness he suffered during the week is entirely up to you. However, certain fans – those previously mentioned – have taken to calling him a flop. Even shitty websites have used moronic headlines such as this particular nugget of stupidity.
Utterly f**king ridiculous – as is the statement he was in Phil Jones’ pocket for the match. The only thing you’ll ever find in Jones’ pocket is a Mars Bar.
I’ve a question to those p[eople. Robert Pires, Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp; all undoubtedly Arsenal greats and heroes. How many of them were setting the Premiership alight after 10-15 games? None of them, that’s how many. To write Ozil off in any way, shape or form is so preposterous I can barely allow it to register in my head.
The guy has bags and bags of talent. He’s already scored 3 goals and made 6 assists, and will only grow into the team and his role once he fully intergrates. The Premiership is arguably the toughest and most competitive league in world football. It has taken many excellent players a full season to fully bed themselves in. Yes – some manage to do so quickly, but we cannot expect someone to do that purely because we believe his price tag means it’s okay to expect world-class performances every time he takes the field. Remember, this is someone who played two full 90 minute matches in 4 days. With flu.
In this media age, everyone feeds off outrage and stories of failure. Journalists will hardly write a piece about giving a player time, or sight the positive influence he already has had when there’ss bombastic nonsense that’ll sell twice as many papers, or get a site twice as many hits. When I trawl through the news I’m often left pondering how any of it even got published, such is its dripping mendacious quality.
All I know is this; Mesut Ozil is a fantastic footballer. He’s proven himself in Germany, played superb football with Real Madrid and we’re very lucky to have him. I wouldn’t trade him for anyone right now, and have absolute faith that we will see his best form in an Arsenal shirt. When that happens, certain people are going to start asking themselves what the bloody hell they were talking about.
That’s all from me today, boys ‘n’ grils. Leave me a comment with your thoughts on Mesut Ozil. I’ll look forward to reading some – especially from all you wonderful United fans that dropped by yesterday. Wow – you guys are so intelligent and well-informed. It’s an absolute pleasure to interact with you and delete your sweary comments about Phil Jones being a top-class footballer. You all really taught me so much…
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.