Hello folks. Straight off to our smashing Emirates Cup win, it all looked good. We were quick, we scored goals, we let the youngsters shine and the fairy tale looks good. The problem is, this is a movie we’ve seen before.
We have a good squad, full of pace. I was impressed with the Ox. Last year he made some nice runs and looked close to a first XI pick. If he shrugs off those injuries, he’ll be a major asset of our team. A big season in front of him.
We scored numerous goals against average teams. Apart from PSG the French league remains average, even though we somehow lost to Monaco. We still have areas where we can improve and it’ll be a real shame not to do it.
Lord Harris made some pretty interesting comments saying we have 200 million in the bank and we can afford anyone but Ronaldo or Messi. Pretty interesting statement right there, but not a surprising one. I’ve raised the issue quite a few times that monies are in the bank and you cant tell me that 200 mills cannot buy the missing links in our squad.
We signed two 30+ million signings the past two years and we won 2 FA cups in a row. Compare that to 9 years of drought and maybe money does buy quality. We need a striker and a DM. The Emirates Cup results might mean that Wenger will skip the striker and Arteta’s new deal means he might also skip the DM.
That would be a real shame. We’re so close. We made fitness coach signings which will hopefully reduce our injury list but if we add a little more quality, we’ll be true contenders from the start. Big teams often win games before they start, because the team sheet they put out is too good.
Interesting changes have happened so far in the window, and some are yet to come. Real haven’t bought or sold anyone. Benitez is still evaluating his options but something might drop off there. I don’t think we’ll get Benzema. That’d leave them without a striker. But still Real looks like a dream on the surface, but scratch that and it’s non-stop drama and absurd trophy demands.
Anyway, we could try to get Reus. Lets throw a 50 million offer and see what happens. If Lewandowski is unsettled thanks to Pep destroying the identity of Bayern, lets try him? Muller might wanna leave, lets be in the race.
Wenger doesn’t pay over the odds. He feels players don’t cost that much, but the football balloon is so inflated it’s ridiculous. No one mentions Ibrahimovic, who might leave PSG. He’s old but he’s still better than what we have and he won’t cost much.
It’s an ideal short term signing. Wenger doesn’t believe in those though. We had a nice end to the season last year, but people will learn our trick, so we need new threats coming in. We’ve had nice spells before. It’s time for a full season of consistency. I will not rule out a last second signing on September the 1st, but I feel only Cech will not be enough.
So close, yet so far. Enjoy!