I just heard that there has been a fire at the home of Arsenal striker Robin van Persie. Police suspect Arsene.
Sorry about that but I have just read something really funny. Jan Vertonghen expects Tottenham to be challenging for the title next season. He is so impressed with his team mates in training that he is confident that Spurs will be up there at the end. He is in for a rude awakening, but he is entitled to his opinion.
Talking of opinions, I am sick of reading about people having a go at Arsene Wenger for not spending fortunes on “top” players. Andy Carroll anyone? Liverpool are about to lose £20 million on him, Chelsea are still wondering what happened to Fernando Torres, and Man City are selling Adebayor to the Spuds for another £20 million loss. We did alright out of that deal, remember.
Manchester United were held to ransom by Wayne Rooney but they were happy to keep him because he was young and the team were built around him. Buying a big name player is no guarantee of success, Football is full of players who have failed to continue their success elsewhere.
Van Persie took years before it all clicked into place and he could fall flat in a different system, it has happened before. Wenger knows this and he knows what he is doing. People say that Messi is only as good as he is because Barcelona are set up to suit him. I still hope that we can keep van Persie but I don’t think we should be pushing the panic button and buying the most expensive striker we can find if he doesn’t.