Szczezny out, anybody in? by KM
Hello there good ol’ Arsenal fans. How’ve you been? What’s up with the summer so far? We’ve landed the Barclays Asia Trophy which hopefully is the preparation for the Barclays Premier League one. Truth is we’re close. As close as we’ve been for some time.
What we started to do in recent years is encouraging. We’ve shipped out quite a lot of deadwood. Nick B, Chamakh, Squillaci, Park are just a few of the names we’ve let go – which cleared up some wages money. With Flamini likely to follow, Szczezny might be on his way to Roma.
If I was Wenger I would let him go. We gave a lot goalkeepers a chance to play regular football at the top level and Szczezny like Almunia, Vito Mannone, Fabianski (when he was bad) and others have tried their luck, but I think with Cech coming in the standard just jumped to a whole new level – in which average is simply not good enough.
On to news of people coming in it’s the same old desert when you think of actual news you could trust. There’s this Barcelona kid Samper that I’ve never heard of and he’s rumoured for 8.5 mills. I think Fabregas paved the way for every Barcelona junior that he could be the next prodigy kid making the Barcelona to North London move.
Now I’m ok with this signing but didn’t we sign Kristian Bielik? Anyway, it’s one for the future. What about one that is for right now and will slot into our starting XI? I’m not sure we’ll be making that sort of move. Dzeko was rumored, but with Giroud getting a new deal I don’t see it happening. It’s not much of an upgrade of what we already have.
I still think that Welbeck was kinda given to Wenger by Ivan. Arsene was sitting pretty with just one striker for 3 seasons in a row, why would he worry on the last day of the transfer window about Danny Welbeck?
I wouldn’t rule out a signing on the last day. It’s typical Arsene. The position on which this theoretical player will play is more interesting. Is it a striker? A DM? A CB or another keeper? We are 2 first team players away from a serious challenge, it’s up to Arsene. I hope he doesn’t wait for a disaster start of the season to buy something.
Cech gave an interesting interview for the Telegraph stating that “little details” decided games in Chelseas favor. That’s something I’ve been crying out for some time. But truth is, we are slowly but still improving. We added a better fitness coach and finished the season strong with most of our players fit.
We showed a defensive Arsenal ready to grind results away. We put some big money players on the squad, who brought immediate effect and two successive FA cups on the table. It’d be a real shame if we don’t do a little bit of extra work on the market to make the challenge this year.
Right, that’s me done, have a supreme week.