Is it my imagination or is everyone at Arsenal trying desperately to avoid the elephant in the room, i.e. the bloody transfer window! There is still 12 days to go and even the media is running out of stories to make up, but at least on the official site they are trying to distract us with totally pointless articles.
First of all, can you believe that Theo Walcott has been with us for nine years? That’s a big anniversary and warrants an article on its own. Even Wenger gets in the act saying: “He has become very mature, he has gone through difficult periods so he is a very strong man,”
“He is a man today, when he arrived here he was a boy, a little boy who discovered a world where he did not know anything about it.
“Of course he had to go through bad injuries and disappointments and I believe he is a man today, a man who knows what he wants and has been faithful to our club. It was a great signing.”
Really? Can you believe a 16 year-old has grown up in nine years. That’s amazing! You can imagine the writers at Arsenal.com thinking out loud…. ‘Hmmm what else can we talk about? I know! Let’s ask Ozil if he likes living in London, and let’s call it “The Big Interview”!’
Okay so here’s what Mesut says: “I’ve always felt at home here,” he nods. “London is a different calibre, a city with so many different cultures and that’s something I’ve never seen before. That gives me the opportunity not just to learn one culture. Wherever I go, you get to meet so many different types of people and that’s something that fascinates me.
“That’s also why I love living in London. It’s just unparalleled and when my family who live in Germany come to visit London, they are all really positive about the city and how nice it is. I can only confirm that.”
Ahh that’s nice. His family like London too. That will give the fans something to drool over. So, what’s next? Well, we have some stuff about Ramsey liking to go for a game of golf between games, whether we win or lose. Very interesting….
They even found an old “Big Interview” with Petr Cech which was obviously written just after he signed as he even talks about having Szczesny as healthy competition. So they have now well and truly scraped the barrel down to the bare wood….
All I can think is they must be preparing us for the big punchline by skirting around talking about the transfer window, or is there simply nothing to talk about at the moment? I’m going for the second choice myself….
What do you think?