You know that saying, something like, you don’t see a bus for hours then three or four go by at once….
Well I have a feeling that Arsenal’s new signings could be just like that, we haven’t seen one in years, but this summer three or four will come in at one time….
So why none yet? (apart from Chamakh, and we’ve known that since January)
Firstly, Arsene Wenger is in South Africa, we all know that don’t we. I can’t see him wanting any players unveiled whilst he’s away, no, he will want to be the man in the picture next to our new boys holding their new shirt high.
Secondly, I think he wants a few more players in the door and try to wow us all by unveiling them all at once, try to get the fans lifted and start to regain a bit of trust from those who doubt him right now.
Thirdly, and finally, my cunning theory is that the players we have or are going to sign are still involved in the world cup this weekend.
JonJon and many of you will tell me I’m mad, full of hope, only to be left disappointed again just as he, I and most fans have been since we moved to The Emirates, the day the purse was zipped firmly closed, but until this window closes I am going to stay positive.
Think about it, Gallas and Senderos have gone, Sol and Silvestre are out of contract and will no doubt follow them out the door – what manager would start a season with one darn good centre half and one who has been injured for a season and even before then he was only 3rd or 4th choice? None would and I certainly don’t anticipate a manager who has the intelligence that ours does, to do that either.
Koscienly is signed I’m sure but already some are knocking him. Is that because he’s poor or is just because he’s not some big lump from a big club who costs big money… I suspect mostly its the latter, but I think those same fans are in for a shock, a pleasant one too…
Paying vast amounts of money for a player doesn’t necessarily mean that player is outstanding, look at how much we got for Lardy and Toure, doesn’t that say something…
We paid 12M Euros for Thomas Vermaelen……. He’s good isn’t he????
If my theory is right we could be in for a player from Holland, Uruguay, Paraguay, Spain, Brazil, Germany, Argentina or Ghana couldn’t we.
So please Mr Wenger, don’t disappoint us again this summer, a German, a Dutch and a player from Ghana would be mighty fine, I’d even settle for Chesney in-goal then.
Add them to Chamakh and Koscielny and we are there, we are ready to take on and beat the world……
Go on Arsene, get rid of this label, once and for all 🙂