After almost four years of watching the trophy cabinet at Arsenal collect dust, it is not just the supporters or ‘fans’ that have been murmuring disgruntled nothings in each others lug holes, some of the players have too. Robin van Persie has once again come out and said he is not happy just to play in a side that entertains the public, but he wants the glories and rewards of those shiny silver things that seem to be eluding us recently at the end of it all.
“My aim is not to fight for fourth place,” he said “This is what we are involved in now and I accept that. But it is not my aim just to qualify for the Champions League. I want to win the Champions League and I believe we can.”
“It is not just that I want to play in the FA Cup, I want to win it and that is what I have always said.”
Well said Robin, you are not the only one, this is the sole reason why I believe players like Flamini and Hleb left us, because winning trophies is not our thing at the minute, if we intend on keeping our best players then we need to be successful, or we will be prone to being picked off by the likes of Barca and Milan every season. If we fail to win anything again no doubt the vultures will be circling at the end of this season. The signs so far this season are good, we are still in with an optimistic shout at the league, but we have a very good chance at the CL and the FA cup, nonetheless, there was something about Robins comments that concerned me.
He went on to say,
“I am not a guy who gives up easily. I have a contract until 2011 and I will respect that and, about my future, I can’t say much more.”
We all know that Robin is yet to sign an extension to his contract, and from what I can make out from this statement is that he is keeping his options open. If he doesn’t sign, then we will be forced to sell him at the end of next season before he does a Flamini. Well let me say one thing to you Robin. Trophies or no trophies, who was it that bought you at 20 in your Rupert the Bear trousers and made you the player you are now???? Who was it that has stood by you through a rape case????? Who was it that has paid your wages for the past few years while you have spent the majority on the medics table????? Think about that before you decide to jump ship, if you are.
Onto Theo. I don’t think that Theo was badly hurt at all. In fact I’d go as far to say its all been fabricated so he doesn’t have to play in the under 21’s in the boring international period. Theo’s spent the past 3 months out with an injury he picked up whilst playing for the England senior team. Wenger’s just got him back, then within two minutes he gets a call up to the poxy under 21’s. Surprise, surprise he’s picked up a knock a week before, but he’ll be back in two weeks, what a coincidence. Well done Wenger. Sir Snotty Nose fabricates his players injuries all the time during needless internationals and has done all through his managerial career so its about time we started using the same tactics to preserve our brittle players.
Something that has been winding me up recently is the way the FA and the Media are totally biased towards teams such as Arsenal who are full of foreign players. Last week we saw our great side defeat a lucky Hull team and the FA are investigating an incident that nobody even saw. Yes I’m talking about Spitgate. The referee didn’t put it in his match report, no cameras picked it up, nobody saw it apart from two very annoyed Hull toss-pots and Cesc’s name was dragged through the mud. They brought up the ‘incident’ years ago with Ballack, even though Ballack never made a complaint about being spat at, and they even went as far to criticise Cesc’s clothing, what a pathetic excuse and its quite farcical if I’m honest. Why are the FA even bothering?????
Yet within a week we see a Steven Taylor intentional forearm smash on Andrey, in front of thousands of fans, at the game and sat at home. If that was in the street and the police had the incident on camera it would be enough to charge the person with assault with intent to wound. Yet Taylor wasn’t even booked???? Then there is also the childish antics of man-ogre Wayne Wazza Rooney. Shrek gets sent off for petulance, refuses to leave the field, shouts his all at the ref and assaults the corner flag in a fit of childish rage, again caught on camera and seen by thousands of fans.
Whats the result???? Neither of them are castrated in the media and neither will be castrated by the FA, yet Cesc is the almighty villain????? Its a piss take and this is one of the reasons why many England fans couldn’t give a toss about the English national team anymore. Over-hyped, overpaid, set of primadonas who aren’t fit to clean Bobby Moore’s boots.
One minute Wenger is destroying the English game by bringing in all these ‘foreigners’, then Theo gets a hatrick for England and Wenger’s Englands saviour. Hypocritical tossers.
Football wise its going to be a quiet fortnight guys, don’t get withdrawal symptoms!!!!