Don’t want to carry on hanging and quartering those who didn’t perform to their best against Hull on Saturday, what’s the point really? All I want to remember from the Hull game is that we were not at our best, but we still came away with all the points.
How many times have we talked about Manchester United playing badly but still coming away from the game with three points? Too many to mention if I remember rightly!
All we did against Hull was to do what we have wished we would do on many previous occasions and that’s to grind out a result when the chips are down. That is exactly what we did on Saturday. Three points gained and move on I say…
Yesterday I read an article on Sky Sports news about a goalkeeper we are ‘supposed to be showing an interest in’
His name is Fernando Muslera who currently police’s the Lazio goal. He is said to be flattered by the interest shown by Arsenal and he hasn’t said he wants to stay put. What he does say though is that interest from Arsenal motivates him to play better.
Muslera, 23 years old, is off to the World Cup in the summer to represent Uruguay.
One to watch maybe???
Now this will see if people read the post, does anyone remember the last goal keeper we had on our books who was from Uruguay?
I maybe wrong but I think his name was Fabian Carini, we signed him on loan a few years ago now, he was 22yrs old at the time but already had forty caps for his country. He had been voted FIFA’s keeper of the World Youth Championship in 1999 when he was just nineteen years old and great things were expected of him.
At the time of signing Carini on loan, Wenger said he was delighted, he was the No2 at Juventus back then, second to the one and only Gianluigi Buffon.
That was back in 2002, the same summer that we signed Gilberto Silva, one made it with us, one didn’t. Shame really as any keeper who is second to Buffon must be good – but where is he now?
He is somewhere in Brazil playing football, he wanted too much money in his wage packet so Arsenal said no..
Buffon is still one of the best keepers in the world, looks like we got lucky by not signing his ‘No2’
Maybe the next Uruguayan if we sign him will be better? Who knows, but the Brazilian we did sign that year was pretty special, and I miss him…
My point is, if we are going to buy a new goal keeper, why take a chance on a ‘young prospect’? History says it doesn’t work out. If we want a goal keeper go out and get one who has already proved himself.
That’s it on another boring Monday morning – roll on the weekend…