So four games to go this season and fans and players alike are looking for a strong finish to the season. Emmanuel Adebayor says :
In the difficult moments, that is when you have to come out and show character, personality and play your football. It is difficult, but I know my mum will be somewhere watching the TV, so I have to play for her, all my family and all the people who love Arsenal. We have to win all those games now, to play for our honour and for our fans. The fans have been great to me this season, always singing my name and taking me into their hearts.
Right on, brother. I’m fucking 100% behind that kind of attitude. And the idea that Ade’s mum is going to give him a smack with a rolling pin unless we win all four games is making me laugh. I know that’s just my idea but it’s been a tough week, ok? I’m taking my comedy moments where I can get them. Go Mrs Adebayor, go!
Arsene he wouldn’t be afraid to spend big this summer if he found the right player. Some might point to big money signings like Jeffers and Reyes not working out but Henry was Â£10m in 1999 and we got some pretty good games out of him. It’s nice to hear that kind of thing from the boss, especially when you read Valencia’s David Villa says he’d like to join Arsenal because of the way we play football. He says:
I watch the Premier League a lot and the team Iâ€™m most attracted to is definitely Arsenal. Their brilliant one and two-touch football and the whole style of rapid counter-attack which dominates the top level of the Premier League now is the one which suits my game best of all.
Valencia are currently in 16th place in La Liga, they have no chance of making Europe and someone like David Villa really needs to be playing Champions League football. Forget some cunt nobody’s heard of from Marseille who even looks kind of crap on his YouTube compilation, if Arsenal are going to sign a striker this summer this boy should be right at the top of the list. Quick, strong, pacy, a real poacher, he’d be a fantastic signing. Definitely not one to be afraid of, Arsene.
Transfer speculation is hotting up around Alex Hleb as well . According to his agent big clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, Real Madrid and Hull City are asking about him all the time because he’s ‘world class’. I don’t think any Arsenal fan would dispute the fact he’s a very technically gifted footballer but world class players win you matches with crucial assists and more often with crucial goals. Hleb’s scoring record since he came to Arsenal has been poor – only four this season and none since Reading away on the 12th of November. For an attacking midfield player, sometimes deployed behind the main striker, that’s really not good enough by any standards. Maybe we just don’t have the right kind of ice-cream for him to operate at his best.
In a move that’s sure to foster team spirit and goalies nights out bowling and such, Jens Lehmann says he doesn’t hate Almunia . He says the Spaniard just makes him laugh.
And that’s really about it for this morning. Or this mourning. Till tomorrow.