Have Arsenal really got rid of Diaby ? Alexis talks success! by KM
Wow there! Hot news in the Arsenal transfer news! We’ve released… Abou Diaby. I think that in the list of players whose careers got ruined by injury, Diaby would be undoubtedly in the top five. He had the raw potential.
I remember two games against Liverpool where Diaby was superb. He had it all to be another Paddy V. But expectations with footballers these days rarely meet reality, and for a player who’s had 15 starts in the last 3 years it had to be game over.
He signed a 6 year deal, when it was clear he’s not a 50 games a season player. I read some news that he might still be talking to Wenger but a new contract for him would be just ridiculous – even for Arsene’s standards.
In other news, Alexis has been talking about his disappointment with his first season for us. He said it feels “bittersweet”. He’s disappointed that we didn’t play in the CL final and we’re not champions. Well Alexis I can feel your pain.
The paradox here is that when Alexis says he’s unhappy we didn’t win trophies, he’s the hero and when I say it, I’m the villain! I really wish that everyone in the club from fans to the manager has the same desire as the Chilean does.
I also hope that the fact he joined us means Wenger has a plan for success. Snapping up Cech would be a step in the right direction. Reports keep saying that he’s edging closer to a move with us, but I remember that Higuain was on the plane to London and that somehow ended up in southern Italy, so until I see it on arsenal.com I will not buy it.
The football summer is so quiet for now, but I feel an explosion will erupt in a month or two. Juventus are most likely losing Vidal, Pogba and Tevez. De Gea shipping off to Madrid and the usual spending spree the Manchester clubs will do for sure must trigger a massive melee of transfers.
With Rafa Benitez going to Real Madrid, I feel a few players might fall out of favor, and if we find the right moment, we might snap up a good deal like we did with Ozil and Sanchez.
That’s me for today, have a sublime week!