Today’s picture is dedicated to Paddy and his splendid contribution to yesterday’s comments. The insult may not have been his own, but it was a quote from one of my favourite films of all time. I couldn’t help but love it.
There isn’t much.
Most of what I see is filler. I’m as guilty of that as anyone. When you commit yourself to blogging every day, it is easy to overlook just how difficult that can be. Repetition comes into play. It’s a tricky task to come up with something new or inspiring every single day of the week. Sometimes, the only option is to rattle on about nothing in particular and hope no one will actually notice.
Like now, for example. All I’m essentially doing is writing inane paragraphs about how inane my paragraphs are. Doing so, I secretly hope my honesty will inspire admiration and not a blood-curdling desire to hunt me down and render me lifeless. Really, I’m just talking bollocks.
There are a few murmurs out there in the gloriously vast Arsenal community about Gonzalo Higuain. Higuain, Higuain, Higuain; it’s all anyone seems to be able to talk about. Some impatient characters are screaming bloody murder at every second that passes without an announcement. Others are simply sitting back and waiting for what they see as inevitable.
Personally, I think we will sign him, but I would not be as bold as to stake a hefty wager on it. Summers passed have taught us only too well that deals can turn south on Arsenal at a moments notice. I still cling to the belief that an entirely different scenario will present itself this time around. The Club appears eager to go big, and there will be incomings. Perhaps we should all show a touch more patience, and judge the outcome once the window is nearing closure. The bloody thing isn’t even open until Monday.
When July 1st arrives, I imagine there will be a select few drooling rabidly onto their keyboards, threatening the entire Arsenal back-room staff with violent sodomy because no earth-shattering official confirmations have been made in the first 35 minutes.
One player who looks certain to leave is Vito Mannone (I find it profoundly annoying when he is referred to as “Don” Vito). The Italian stopper is looking to join Sunderland, and that deal is said to be “close”. How close is open to debate. For all we know he could hovering a pen flirtatiously above a contract and exclaiming “Woahhh, nearly” every time he gets near to signing.
If/when he does leave, it should be with the best wishes of all at Arsenal. During the few times he’s been granted a run in the first team, he’s acquitted himself well and never let us down. He might lack what it takes to become an established keeper for a so-called “big” team, but he will certainly do a job for someone else. Good luck to him.
And that’s me done for today. Drop me a comment below, drop me several. It’s always nice to interact with the folks that stop by to read this drivel. I shall hope to see a fair few today.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.