Tuesday morning greetings, folks.
Apologies for the lateness of today’s entry. Ordinarily, I strive to have my witless chuntering up and available for reading before the stroke of 9am. This morning, thanks in no small measure to a late night, I’ve overslept slightly and it’s all one big rush to get thing done.
I thought, seeing as there’s little in the way of news. I’d start up a discussion about our Danish striker.
When he was sent out on loan to Sunderland, I did exactly shed a tear. His tenure as an Arsenal play is essentially a litany of calamitous misses and countless examples of that bone-idle swagger of his. He has an ego that defies belief, and upsetting others members of the team seems to be his real talent – I recall hearing a story about how his insistence on wearing one of his ridiculous hats in the dressing room upset Jens Lehmann last season.
But he could show the occasional moment of brilliance – Ipswich in the Carling Cup semi-final – and his goal return is still miles better than our current 2nd and 3rd choice strikers. For all his flaws, he does, buried deep down somewhere, have the makings of a good centre forward. A lot of the time during his final season at the club, he was deployed out of position on the right wing where he was ineffective. I regard that as one of Wenger’s more baffling decisions.
If we secure the services of one of Podolski or Giroud, then I’m fairly sure he’ll be staying at Sunderland or packing his bags for somewhere else. But that said, he does make for a better option than either Chamakh or Park.
Would you take him back? Do you think his days of battering parked cars with Lee Cattermole and being an all-round prat are behind him, and he could be affective if we have injuries? Or will you put his time at Arsenal alongside the likes of David Bentley and write him off as another egomaniac without the skills to back up what comes out of his mouth?
Let me know in the comments.
Im off out for the day now, folks. I hope tomorrow brings forth a multitude of enjoyable and interesting stories for me to pass on and discuss. Until then, thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards. Don’t forget to indulge yourself in the twittery goodness of my Twitter account – @_ArmchairGooner