So it is the last day of the transfer window, last year I sat up until midnight and joined in the frenzy as the window closed, believing that Arsene would make that last minute signing.
I wanted Alonso badly. I was to prove correct in my admiration for the player, Liverpool’s best player of last season and since he has joined Real he is outshining Ronaldo by a considerable mile. It is no coincidence that the Dippers have started off the pace without him.
Does anyone really think we will sign anyone? All the trails we were pursuing seem to have hit a dead end. The difference this year is we have got used to the fact that when Arsene says it is unlikely we will sign anyone, he sort of means it’s unlikely that we won’t sign anyone.
Before he was being coy and always gave us a little something, now unfortunately that little joke between Arsenal supporters has worn thin.
But the good news, I feel that the old Arsene is back, that glint in his eye is back, he looks 10 years younger than he did last season. Perhaps Lazy bones and Toure were affecting him too and now he is happier in his work. The interview that he gave to Sky after the Man U game was pure comedy, although he was disappointed he was in charge of the situation and he was toying with the interviewer last year he may of said something out of place.
At the end of Saturday’s game where Arsene was sent to the stand was pure classic too, he reminded me of Michael Jackson in the Earth Song video, first he stood like Jesus, then crossed his arms in a show of defiance. What bottle it must of took to stand up there in front of the baying Man U fans who have been abusing him throughout the game…. Er as usual.. er FA. anyone???
So my fellow Roadsters…. Is there anyone you fancy or have we been linked to anyone with just over 24 hours to go until we know the squad we are going with to win the Premiership and Champions League double.