This season’s curtain is closing and fast. In a couple months it will be done and dusted, but right now the feeling of still being able to win the double is just fascinating, unbelievable and very exciting.
The end of the season usually brings a lot of boredom, no weekend games, no midweek distractions from the hustles of every day life but all is not so bad this summer, the World Cup is coming to Papa yap, my continent the big ‘A’. Not the Big Apple but Africa, my country will be hosting the world cup and I can’t wait!
Arsene Wenger made it clear he will be going to the world cup to look for fresh talent, he is convinced Chinese or is it Japanese or Koreans have what it takes to compete at the highest level so next season prepare yourself you might need to practice pronouncing those tough names from Asia 😉
I guess a lot depends on what happens between now and the end of the season, but then the boss has to make a decision whether to buy and if he does, who to buy. We all have to make decisions in life, but don’t you just hate it when you have to? Life is all about decisions and as one scholar said, life without decisions is like winking at a woman in a dark room – you know she won’t see you and will never know you even exist!
Picture of me winking at Britney spears at a party
She just passed by without saying anything 😉
Anyway I digress….
It will soon be time for AW to make those tough decisions to strengthen the squad and as we all know he is slow to do so but shoot me this time he has no option but to splash the cash and bring some class, experience or even a celebrity (am talking of a footie kind not the George Cluney kind) at the Emirates which funnily enough, Nasri, Arshavin, Fabregas and the legendary Tony Adams have pointed out as essential.
Friends, I still believe that with 2 or 3 additions to this current squad we will rule the world with our eyes closed. We are so close to the completion of rebuilding of this youth project which I know if we maximize our potential we can challenge the 49 unbeaten run by the invincible.
One of the major problems with this current squad has been a decent keeper, I wont start the finger pointing – Almunia this, Fabianski that or why Vito did not get the chance but what I have seen is enough to convince me to say we need a better keeper, one who can produce some match winning performances or bail the defence out when they are having a bad day – it may be Chesney next season, if not surely it is time for Arsene to buy a great goal keeper.
The defence has been solid this season but the statistics say we have conceded more goals than last season, we all liked what AW did with the purchase of TV and it is clear to see what a difference he has made.
We need more though of that kind of signing, it’s not much to ask from Arsene Wenger, he needs to work his magic again during the transfer window.
Sol has been the best resigning in a while but at his age he can’t play two games in one week and like Silvestre is on his way out at the end of the season I think.
Gallas is having injury problems and with the club talking about cutting his salary by half it is unlikely we will keep him. That said if he stays we still need one more addition at the back if he walks away two additions will be mandatory. Djourou may be back fro pre-season but playing Song at the back means we need to buy a holding midfielder and a defensive midfielder – and that would cost a whole lot more money.
The forward line has had real problems, before the return to fitness of Nikky, RVP a long term absentee, Eduardo a shadow of himself, there was great concern. We still need another striker and as RSD calls him Chamakakakaka will be free a agent at the end of the season, all indications are that he is heading to the Emirates. We all know Arsene Wenger won’t think twice about signing him especially without having to dig deep in his pocket.
The creative midfield position is full of style and I will go ahead and say we have a complete creative midfield, in fact we have too many maybe…
So what is the talk of Ireland of Citeh coming to the Emirates? Rubbish, and in any case, we sell to Citeh we don’t buy from them!
Alex Song has made the holding/defensive midfield position his own, but I still think we need reinforcement; Denilson is yet to prove he is a real contender.
Talk is ripe that Eastmond will be pushed to the first team next season which would be a great idea because we spend a lot of money in the Youth project it has to pay off some time. I wonder if we will see a few more joining him too, just to save the pennies 😉
So, do you think Arsene Wenger will buy in the summer, do you think he needs to buy in the summer? Will Arsene have to sell in order to buy, thankfully all that is something that the boss has to decide.
If you ask me I will tell you I am not Arsene Wenger 😉
Enjoy your day and Keep the Faith.
Written by Erick
Liitle bit of news this morning – The Dutch camp say Robin is ready and Zola says we are better than the Chavs, I’ve always liked that man 😉