I want you to picture a scene.
Right about now, basking in the glory of having sucessfully moved house and with a new, faster, internet connection installed, a luxuriously-haired scamp sits at his desk feeling immeasurably more important than he ought. Knowing full well that he’s criminally neglected his blog for some time, our rambunctious Bristolian friend silently vows to amend his hell-worthy tresspass.
Then, an ill-tempered voice barks from the darkness…
“GET ON WITH IT!”
So, folks, let’s be having some Arsenal talk – or text, as I’m hardly talking.
With the transfer window fast approaching, the masses are clamouring for recruits. Some urge defensive reinforcements, others look at Olivier Giroud’s lengthy absence and yearn for another striker to be brought in. Often I find second-guessing a football manager when you posses little or no experience yourself to be a touch churlish. After all, the vast majority of us would f**k up Arsenal something rotten if ever offered the managerial hotseat and those that think otherwise would probably be in for a nasty surprise.
However, I don’t think that means our right to form an opinion is unfounded. The joys of football stem from debate, amongst other things. If Arsene Wenger believes our squad is strong enough to maintain a challenge as it is, who am I to dispute this? Well, dispute it I shall regardless of my anonymity (this is assuming he does actually think that. He may not. Arsene is a wily character so I don’t take anything he says to the media as 100%).
To maintain a challenge, some would argue that 3 more players are required; central defender, the much-fabled holding midfielder and a striker to cover for Giroud. I certainly say 2 of those are needed, with the urgency being placed on the first and last. As it stands there is little in the form of clear targets, but some reports are growing with regard to a hijacking of Chelsea’s move for Loic Remy.
He’s a solid international forward that would get chances with our attacking players. His price is low. He seems an ideal choice. That, delicious reader, does beg the question of why we’ve not moved for him before? If I were Remy I would very much feel like a last resort.
The other names brandished by the media are as you’d expect; 2 +2 = 234. Hogwash and balderdash to obtain hits for their online pools of slobbering cack. D-Day is tomorrow. We shall see what happens. I think we’ll see someone come in, the who remains a mystery. Prepare yourself for another Kallstrom.
There’s the small matter of a match away to Leicester today.
They may be a promoted side we’re expected to wallop, but I’d wager we’re in for a tough game. Although they lost at Chelsea last week, they created good chances, stayed in the game and, were it not for the profligacy of Nugent, would have taken the lead. They have a scattering of decent players – signing Esteban Cambiasso is quite the coup – and buoyed by the home support, they’ll be up for it.
My best guest at how we’ll line-up is:
I shall offer you all the bold prediction of a 2-0 victory for Arsenal, but not the most comfortable of affairs. Our form hasn’t been very good in recent weeks, but we’ve managed to churn out results. The team will get better as things unfold. There is no reason for concern just yet.
That’s all for today, folks.
Hit the comments section and let me know your ideal starting XI for he game and thoughts on the final score. I’ll be back tomorrow with a review of the game. Until then, and as always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.