Morning, disgruntled masses.
I’ve not posted in a while due to my Mum’s funeral. Consider this my triumphant return. Since I’ve been away, Arsenal have defied the odds and splashed BIG on Mathieu Flamini. Okay – so that’s a silly way to look at it. He was a free transfer, and, as far as I’m concerned, a welcome addition. He brings experience, fight and he knows the Club.
Some folks are furious with his arrival. I don’t especially understand why. If it turns out that come September 2nd, Flamini and Sanogo are our only additions then, sure, be a little aggrieved. smash something up, urinate violently into your favourite Arsenal mug… I certainly will be should that situation occur, but I don’t think it will (crossed fingers…). Until it does, there’s hardly much point in getting rowdy and all bent out of shape.
There are mere days to go until the window closes. As you might expect, what was already a haze of bullsh*t and speculation is about to be turned all the way up to 11. There is a mad scramble on the horizon, and whilst others bask in the glory of having completed their business, Arsene and Dick Law are dashing about the isles hoping what they throw into the trolley turns out to be workable. At least that’s how it seems.
We all know it should never have come to this. There are no reasons my mind is capable of mustering for such a glaring blunder. Whatever you think of Arsene, wether your days are spent in perpetual rage, or if you consider him the apotheosis on modern football; he should have acted sooner. But he hasn’t, and that all remains in the past. Bleat about the previous few months all you like, the next two days are what matters.
There are many names being mentioned as potential ‘swoops’ or ‘raids’. Here’s a few:
- Kaka (bit too old)
- Salomon Kalou (please God no!)
- Mesut Ozil (I’d happily donate a kidney to secure this one)
- Karim Benzema (meh…)
- Julian Draxler (limited knowledge, but sounds good)
- Julio Cesar (no thanks)
- Angel di Maria (Good player, yes please)
- Yohan Cabaye (Good, but not the answer)
- Wayne Rooney (too many prostitutes in London)
- Ajax defender whose name I’ve forgot (assume is good)
That’s quite the list, isn’t it. Those are just the names I’ve heard linked to Arsenal today. Imagine what’s going to happen in the final 12 hours of the window if Dick and Arsene are still dithering about like a couple of infirm octogenarians in the biscuit section of ASDA.
In truth; I shall be delighted when it’s all over. Transfers, rumours, hope, expectation; it has all become thoroughly tedious, almost to the point of maddening. Believing in Arsenal pulling something out of the bag is a faith I still cling to, but it’s becoming alarmingly more like a deluded faith as each hour passes. I have to believe we will invest, because not doing exactly that is so utterly moronic it doesn’t bare thinking about.
If we don’t, then I fear Mr Wenger may have burnt the last of his bridges, and I see no way back for him. Even his most ardent of supporter couldn’t possibly defend him.
So, what do you think will happen? Let me know in the comments. Do you think we’ll pull something magical out of nowhere, or are you waiting for Kalou to be announced, and all Hell to break loose?
Tomorrow, it’s the NLD. I shall be back with a full preview of that. Big, big game. I can’t wait for this one.
As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.