Blah blah blah blah Nasri blah blah blah Samir Nasri blah blah blah Marseille blah blah blah Nasri blah blah blah de blah blah Samir Nasri this, Samir Nasri that.
You know, in the 6 years of Arseblog I don’t think I’ve ever seen blogs and websites go into the minutiae of a transfer the way they have with Samir Nasri. Honestly, if a headline popped up on NewsNow saying ‘Nasri goes for poo before Arsenal signing – says “It’s a floater!!”‘, I wouldn’t be in the slightest bit suprised.
Now, I understand why people are interested in new signings. The months of June, July and August are traditionally the busiest in terms of traffic on this blog – despite the fact there’s no football, no Arsenal. However, I think we’re in danger of going a bit overboard. Every name that’s linked is analysed, scrutinised, probed, evaluated and dissected to the Nth degree.
If a transfer doesn’t happen moments after the player is first linked then people start getting really antsy and I’m worried, folks. Seriously, somebody this summer is going to have a heart-attack or give themselves a stroke over something they have absolutely no control over. Signings will happen in their own good time, which I realise doesn’t suit the rest of us. We want signings NOW, dammit, but unless you want to push your blood pressure through the roof then a little patience is required.
For what it’s worth I’m told Nasri is a goer. He might even sign today. But if he doesn’t it might be tomorrow. Or the day after. And if he doesn’t sign then somebody else will. Me? I’m taking the old ‘que sera, sera’ approach to the whole thing.
Along with Nasri there were two other French players linked – Clement Chantome and Francis Coquelin. I have never heard of either of them, neither has anyone else really, so I suspect they’re probably the perfect Wenger signings.
As expected Alberto Aquilani dismissed the notion of any transfer to England saying he was happy at Roma. The whole story was a ruse to get more money and a new contract out of them.
Manuel Almunia says Arsenal need a sustained challenge for the title next season. I thought we pretty much did that this season but a run like the one that started against Birmingham has to be avoided. Plus we need to kill United and Chelsea. Literally. Yes, literally.
Meanwhile Carlos Vela has been granted a work permit so his place in the first team squad is assured. I know the boss says he’s a striker in the Eduardo mould but I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see him play from the left, at least to begin with. It’ll be interesting to see how quickly he adapts to English football.
And that’s about it. I could go trawling through the websites and newspapers but as you can probably understand I’m doing my utmost to avoid reading anything about last night’s Russian cuntorama.
*wanders off singing*