Pedro anyone? Enjoy the silence of the window. by KM
Good day to all of you fine Gunners round the globe. Do you miss football in the 2 months of the transfer barbeque, where stories get fried and go sour in a matter of days? Well I do.
Not a lot of football, bar a Chile win at the Copa America. To be honest I didn’t see much of the tournament, but from the highlights I saw, the hosts got some help from the refs here and there and at the end they won the cup.
So I guess Sanchez will be coming home late, like our World Cup trio last year. This time around though we’ll have a fully fit squad, coming off the back of a good end to the last season, so I expect a different start than last year where we didn’t manage 2 wins in a row till November or December was it?
No Asia tours this year, so after the players visit the beaches with their ultra-hot model girlfriends I expect some hard work on the training ground. Ozil, then Sanchez, now Cech means in 3 years in a row we’ve completed a hat-trick of world class signings.
I think we’re as close as we’ve been to a real title challenge for a while. People never expect Arsenal to win the title, but I think that some of the pundits (bar the deluded Liverpool ones like Owen) are beginning to suspect Arsenal to be title contenders.
If we add a DM to help Coquelin and a world class striker (though not many are available) we’ll be 100% contenders. The only sort of transfer news lately comes around Pedro, who’s struggling to find a place among Suarez, Neymar and Messi.
He did sign a new contract, but you could see the logic in the ‘i-don’t-like-the-bench’ statement. Still this one looks highly unlikely, like most of the transfer rumours. Still if he has to chose between us and Liverpool, we’d always be favorites. Coming from Barcelona, one of the best cities in Europe, you’d move to another one like London. Champions league football of course is a major plus and i doubt the excitement to play with Jordan Henderson and last years Southampton squad is such a delight.
Anyway, a lot of people ask if Pedro is a smart buy considering what we already have. Again you hardly need a magnifying glass to spot the theory here. But if Walcott is moved, Pedro would be a nice replacement. I think he will be ok with playing on the Wing. Considering how every Arsenal midfielder wants to play in the middle, I think it’s a bonus.
Anyways it’s still pretty silent, but it’s early. Podolski and Diaby left. I think Flamini is next through the exit door. We probably won’t make too many signings unless we somehow make a horror start to the season. The DM is a primary one, the striker is a bonus.
We’re a team on the up. Hope your week is on the up too!