Today I shall be brief as I’ve got to head off to work early this morning. Early starts have never been something I’m particularly enamoured with. When such occasions arise, I tend to write my blog posts the night before and schedule them to be posted the following morning. Right now it’s 1am. You’ll be reading this sometime around 9am. I hope that makes sense…
Mesut Ozil, the boggly-eyed genius we all love, has been talking about his time at Arsenal thus far and how he’s settling in to the Club. I know the more disgruntled amongst you like to have a little grumble at his form, but I don’t see it as an area for concern. I often look at Robert Pires’ first year at Arsenal – not bad by any stretch of the imagination, but he didn’t set the Premiership ablaze. His second season, however, well… that was pretty special. Sometimes it can take players a little while to truly adapt and settle into their new surroundings. I think Mesut is doing just fine so far.
“I have always had a winter break in previous years but in the Premier League, you play every few days – you don’t get a week to relax,
“I am very pleased that I am in this league because you go from game to game very quickly.
“You play every two or three days and for me it is better to play more games than train because I love a challenge and here that is perfect.
“I feel comfortable here. You can see on the pitch when we play together that we have a very good understanding.
“The team is great and for me it’s been very easy to settle – the German players here have helped me to establish myself quicker than I perhaps would have done were they not here.
“But ultimately I feel pleased. The people are very friendly and welcoming.
Elsewhere, as I’m sure you’ve already guessed, we have some fun transfer gossip to have a look-see at. This time, it’s an idea I kinda like, and one that doesn’t sound all that far-fetched by comparison to others. Germany’s Miroslav Klose has a contract that expires over the summer. Having already expressed his desire to play in English football, it’s being rumoured that Arsenal might seek to try and nab him in January.
The reason I quite like the idea is because he’s a proven scorer at Club and International level, and his many compatriots at Arsenal would probably mean a swift and easy integration into the team. I’m not saying he’s the best option out there, but neither is he the worst. Should Arsene make a move, a player of his pedigree would certainly bolster the squad and provide valuable cover, albeit in the short-term.
So, what do you think? I’m off to bed now (feels weird writing that knowing I’ll be awake when you read in the morning) so my last act of the night will be to point you toward the comments. you may pour out your heart and soul there without fear of judgment. I’ll look forward to reading them.
One last thing; I’m recording the Goonersphere Podcast with Daniel on Saturday, and I like to read out reader/listener questions. If you have one you’d like read out on the show by me, drop it into the comments. The best get used with full credit to the asker.
I shall return tomorrow.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.