I wrote this blog in September, we are now over half way through the season so I would like to see what all the Wenger lovers think now.
Last season, it took an embarrassing 8-2 spanking at the hands of Arsenal’s once bitter rivals to force Wenger to actually spend some money. All be it, very average ones. Arteta aside, the others were, and are still not good enough to play for Arsenal. It was a lot different this time, as we actually did some decent business early on, but that was it.
From an Arsenal perspective, transfer deadline day was supposed to be the day Wenger finally spent the 40m made from the RVP & Song sales. As suspected, it didn’t happen. I’m starting to think Wenger is a con man. Year after year we are promised signings to replace the ones that depart. We never get them. All you hear is Arsenal are linked with….. It’s depressing. The man is completely deluded if he thinks this squad can challenge for honours. This is Arsenal FC, one of the proudest clubs in Europe. Yet we have become a total laughing stock. We are the little smelly boy in the playground with no mates who all the big boys pick on. Do you want our players? Oh, ok then. Give us some cash and they are yours. Forget about doing swaps or loan deals. De Jong went to AC Milan for 3.5 m. Why didn’t we go for him? Berbatov went to Fulham for 4m. These are players with Premier League experience. Why oh why do we waste money on players who take time to settle in? That’s what pre-season is for. Man United do all their business early and start the season with the players already bedded in. Unfortunately, we do things differently. We were still playing Chamakh pre-season. Why? To get more money for him. It back fired as everyone knows he is crap. We’ll be 15 points behind City & United before Wenger realises our squad isn’t good enough. By then, Walcott, Vermaelen & Wilshire will want out too.
The departures of Nicklas Bendtner (Juventus) and Park Chu-Young (Celta Vigo) were heralded as good moves for the club, as two “deadwood” players were flushed away leaving the club a bit thin in terms of attacking personnel. I thought these were loaned out to bring in new players?
We were linked with concrete moves for a host of players in the forms of Angel Rangel, Yohan Cabaye, Cheick Tiote, Michael Essien, Edin Dzeko, Ibrahim Affelay, Daniel Sturridge, Lucas Biglia, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa and Yann M’Vila. It was believed that a certain amount of players in the aforementioned list would arrive at the club, but no-one did. JOKE!
Michael Essien was clearly out of favor at Chelsea, but Roberto di Matteo opted to loan him to Real Madrid instead of Arsenal, because he didn’t want to strengthen a rival. The words “strengthening a rival” yes, you read that right. Don’t sell or loan your players to a rival. Hilarious.
The arrivals of Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud made up for the loss of Van Persie. They haven’t delivered yet, but it’s early days I guess, although it must be said, one of them is actually a winger, meaning we have one striker. However, the loss of Alex Song to Barcelona for 15m was great business in my mind. Well, it would have been if we would have signed a direct replacement for him.
The Rennes hierarchy had stated that Yann M’Vila was going nowhere and Newcastle slammed a mammoth price tag of £20m for Yohan Cabaye. With Arsenal missing out on Nuri Sahin and Michael Essien, Cheick Tiote seemed like the perfect replacement for Song. In my mind he’s one of the best midfielders in the league and would have been the idea player for us. Again, we looked at him but did nothing.
I also don’t get what Wenger sees in Abou Diaby, the man is a tool. He gives the ball away far too much, offers nothing going forward and will be injured within a month.
Wenger on the other hand, has stated that his team is going to prove their critics wrong yet again, (blah, blah, blah, finishing 4th is not proving your critics wrong. Winning the title is)
“You never expect much from us, but we always have a good potential to surprise you, If I listened to the predictions on the same day last year, it was predicted we would finish between 10th and 15th. We finished third.”
“There are instant reactions on Twitter, on radio and the internet. That tells you a lot about the emotion in modern society. Society has moved from having a distance to events, to becoming highly emotional.
“I think it’s better to think before you say something. It’s easy to speak.”
The only reason we finished in the top 4 last season was because as per usual, the Spuds bottled it and Chavski had already set their sights on winning the Champions League.
So, Wenger lovers, feel free to slag me off. I know this is a badly written blog but you catch my drift.
Arsenal FC will NOT win a trophy with Wenger and that stupid American TWAT at our club. There. I said it.
And the record, those of you who say Arsenal players don’t further their careers when they leave, then how comes they’ve won 44 trophies in the last 7 years to our 0.