Thomas Vermaelen is out for three weeks, three bloody weeks – well to me that says we won’t see him until the pre season games now. Dreadful for us, but with him not going off to the World Cup, whatever injury he has sustained will heal properly, he won’t be rushed back will he….
His injury though just about sums up our season doesn’t it? So much talk is about if Gallas had stayed fit, had Cesc not got injured, had Djourou not been out, had Arshavin been truly fit, had Ramsey not had his leg broken, had Eduardo found his form, had Song not got injured, had Sol been younger, but most importantly, had Robin van Persie not got injured – we would have won the league………
Reality is though, they haven’t been fit and at best we will end up 2nd in the Premiership, unless of course the Chavs get spanked by the enemy at the weekend – yeah right!!
There’s a whole lot of ‘had not been injured’s’ in there, far too many to believe its just bad luck.
Is it the training, is the diet? I think it’s maybe a bit of both.
Diet’s a funny old thing and if you deprive the body of the essentials in life, like fat and salt, it just won’t function properly…
Going off at a tangent a bit but look at Martina Navratilova, the greatest female tennis player of all time. She doesn’t drink, doesn’t smoke, eats the right diet, keeps fit etc etc, but this last week we heard she has been diagnosed with Cancer.
Our body needs a certain amount of everything, well apart from Grey Goose that is, it needs salt, fat, protein, carbs etc etc and if our club deprives our players of any of them, naturally their bodies won’t be able to maintain what the football world demands of them….
Our very own red nose, Peter Hill-Wood has made a couple of comments this week, the first one was relating to Cesc Fabregas following yet another ‘tapping up’ attempt by Barcelona. This time is was via Messi who felt it his right to tell the world that Cesc has Barcelona in his blood and he will leave Arsenal to play alongside Messi on day real soon. PHW came out and said that Barca had made a promise not to make a bid for him this summer. It took all of twenty-four hours for Barca to deny this promise, so we can expect more of tapping up during the summer. As our very own Grey Goose fan said yesterday, It’s about time our club grew some balls and reported Barcelona to the footballing authorities and stopped this once and for all.
The second bit of news from PHW is that our club is in a very healthy position financially and we have more money to spend than we ever had. Well shock horror, that won’t surprise any of us will it. We haven’t spent out on new players (Arshavin and TV aside) for a few years now, yet we have sold many. He says we can’t compete with Manchester City’s spending but we are able to buy this summer.
Hoo-bloody-rah!! As long as this statement holds more truth that his first about Cesc, Arsene Wenger better get of his big fat backside and start spending some of this money. He needs to start now and get the players in before the World Cup otherwise prices will soar. That is of course assuming he will be buying players of a standard to be playing in South Africa during the summer!!
Lets hope this is for real as I can’t take another defeat like Wednesdays again, don’t suppose you guys can either…..