On the rare occasions I offer up a bonus, special, unexpected post, it’s usually because I’m bored or feel like doing something bloody silly. Today, it’s because of good old fashioned hope.
As I’m typing this, Arsenal are edging ever closer to announcing a record deal that will see Mesut Ozil join from Real Madrid. Barring something spectacularly awful happening – I’ve not written it off – Arsene will have his grubby paws on a truly wonderful player. Not a talented youngster with bags of potential or an obscure name he can mould toward greatness, but arguably one of the top 5 attacking players in world football. Mesut Ozil is that good.
As I’m typing, just about every news outlet is suffering meltdown from the amount of Gooners and other fans ignoring their jobs to hunt for scraps of news. It’s all gone a little bonkers out there, but it isn’t half exciting. And it would appear there is more to come. Nothing is confirmed officially yet, but I don’t think we’ll stop at Ozil.
Emilliano Viviano of Palermo and Demba Ba are currently the most likely with alleged interest in Angel Di Maria appearing to have cooled since the Ozil deal neared completion. But, as we all know, there’s still plenty of time for something to happen. In 6 hours the window will close, and by that time I think we could all be very pleasantly surprised.
No one could dispute Arsene should have acted sooner, but if he had, we’d have been spared all the fun and games of today. The transfer window has been a seemingly interminable trek through yards and yards of sh*te, yet there is a bright, welcoming light on the horizon. I feel ebullient and ready to frolic naked through a meadow signing show tunes. I want to hug, kiss and awkwardly grope each and every one of you. I am a happy fellow at the moment.
I think I’m going to press my face against the computer screen and pray for that confirmation. We are so close now…
So, folks, who do you think we could sign realistically? More than 2? Do we need a defender? Are you happy to be linked to Demba Ba? Take a moment to let me know in the comments.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.