Just a quick one today.
This week it’s reported that ‘showdown’ talks will ensue. With some players already reporting for pre-season today, we’re at the point where action or resolution is needed. Theo and Robin are those main points. For me it’s really very simple; Robin has made his position untenable, and Theo has to make a choice.
Allowing proceedings to rumble on will be damaging. Offer Theo a contract. If he stalls, refuses and dithers – sell him. Don’t waste any time pleading or negotiating with Robin – set a price and offer him to the clubs abroad that want him. Tell him if he want’s to stay in the Premiership he can languish in the reserves for a year then go for free.
I’d really play hardball with the both of them. Arsenal is a great club. If neither desire to play here, then it’s “thank you” and “there’s the door”. Effort is far better placed into recruiting players to replace them that do wish to be here. And that’s about all there is to it as far as I’m concerned. Allowing any lengthy saga to continue into August is a repeat of the same mistakes we made last summer, and that will only work out badly.
Lastly today, and purely because it made me laugh, I wan’t to show you the ‘Inception Button‘
It’s the perfect way to add that little bit of tension to any situation. All you do is say aloud a rumour – “Arsenal have bid for so-and-so” and press the button. You’ll have instant homemade atmosphere and tension – give it a whirl!
Thanks for reading today, folks. The comments are below. What would you do with the contracts of Theo and Robin? Let me know.
I shall return tomorrow.