Not a game into the season and the mind games have begun already by KM
Well, well, now. The Arsenal transfer news may be as dry as the Sahara desert, but Jose Mourinho’s mouth was full of wet words for Arsenal once again. I mean how do you not just hate the guy. His methods of bringing in success are based as much off the field as they are on the field.
He said: “If you add up the amounts clubs have spent in the last three or four years I think maybe you will find a surprise, Get a calculator. That is one of the easiest things to do. It leaves no space for speculation. If you want to be honest, objective and pragmatic it is the easiest job for a manager or a journalist to do.”
Interesting part here is how the marksmen first takes aim at the media before the real target. Continuing on his thoughts “If you put Ozil plus Alexis Sanchez, plus Chambers, plus Debuchy, you will find a surprise. It’s a fantastic squad with good players, fantastic goalkeeper, they are more than ready to be a title contender.”
Ah of course Jose would say something about Arsenal. It’s really “rich” how he mentions money. The manager that spent the most money over the past decade as an article in the Independent says.
We all know where this is aimed. Put the pressure on the other teams to win it, make yourself the outsider and then when you win pretend to be the hero. Sad thing is – it worked. I think the players mentioned by Jose should have this quote on the dressing room door as a motivation.
When you are in the richest league in the world, you spend money. Five billion on TV rights for the premier league. Absurd stuff. So what, we spent 100 mill over 2 seasons, when we spent as much on the previous 10. Compare that to Chelsea and we have hundreds of millions to catch up. Tottenham spent 100 millions in one transfer window, Liverpool spend huge sums every window, and United are trying to buy their way back to glory. So please Jose, just shut up for once.
Regardless, I hope Wenger ignores this. Mourinho gets under Wenger’s skin and this statement came just before we play them this Sunday. Coincidence? Yeah right… What Arsene needs to do is suck it up and ignore it. Falling to his level of mind games means Mourinho has already won.
From what I saw in preseason games, Arsenal looked the same way Arsenal always looks. We were all guns blazing, we were creating chances, but we were also open to trouble. The difference is we have a solid keeper, who made a few notable saves in the games he played. I have no doubt Cech will start. He will be really motivated to prove he was supposed to be first choice keeper there. And revenge is a dish best served cold.
Onto the transfer wilderness Szczezny has left off to Roma. I will not miss him much. He saved a penalty against Udinese which helped us win the game and seal CL group stages. Apart from that I can name more errors than good saves, and a lot of points missed because of awful goalkeeping.
Final thought from me is about that vision Cech was talking about. The one that Arsene laid out in front of him before he signed. Does Arsene know of a transfer we don’t? As much as I love the squad we have, we still finished 12 points behind Chelsea. I really hope there’s a surprise in store for us.
Happy week to all of you.