Good morning to you, hope we find you well this Saturday.
There’s a whole pile of stuff this morning from yesterday’s press conference, much of it revolving around the manager’s transfer plans for the summer. Now, I could go into it in a lot of detail and examine what he says but I’m not going to.
Firstly because it’s way too early for that kind of discussion. The season isn’t over and frankly it was par for the course stuff from the manager. Defending the players he has, as he always does, and referencing the ubiquitous ‘one or two players‘ we’ve heard about every summer for the last bazillion years.
Secondly, because Arsene said in the press conference after the United game that he needed distance from this season to be able to make his mind up about certain things. Now, a press conference on a Friday after a Tuesday defeat is hardly distance. I have no doubt he’s done a lot of thinking but I think he realises he’s got some big decisions to make this summer and a little over 48 hours is not enough time to make them.
We will have all summer to pore over who should stay, who should come in, what we need, what we don’t need, and everything else, so I hope you’ll understand that I’m biding my time and not getting involved in that kind of madness just yet.
I want Robin on board. He is a very important player in the squad and on the pitch he is a very efficient player. We want him to stay because we gave him a chance when he was in a very bad position at Feyenoord. I think he has developed well here and I don’t see a reason for him to go and he loves the Club.
And not only did we give him a chance when he was in a bad position at Feynoord, we’ve supported him through injury after injury after injury. I think van Persie will sign, he has a genuine affection for the club and watching his recent interview with the official site he has matured nicely and basically said he wants to stay. So fingers crossed that happens as soon as possible.
The manager also says Kieran Gibbs will play against Chelsea, despite him being very ‘down’ after the United game. That seems reasonable enough to me and hopefully the young man can put that mistake behind him. Meanwhile Andrei Arshavin seems set to miss the game with the flu, which is a real shame. I had a feeling he was going to score eight goals in a performance twice as good as the one against Liverpool. Oh well.
UEFA may fine Arsenal after objects were thrown onto the pitch during the United game on Tuesday. There’s really no excuse for that kind of shite, to be honest. No matter how pissed off you are chucking stuff on the pitch is the stuff of cunts and ultimately it’s the club who pay the price.
The great pants-down conspiracy starts here. Arsene Wenger reckons Nicklas Bendtner was set up, saying:
I was angry when I saw the pictures but he has been set up. He was not drunk but somebody was waiting for him to leave the club and pulled his pants down from behind. Then they took a picture and posted it around the world. That’s what he told me.
So who was it that pulled down Nicklas Bendtner‘s pants? Paddy Power has the latest betting:
Emmanuel Eboue : 1-4f
Boro Primorac : 2-1
Lance Armstrong : 7-4
Tom Cruise : 12-1
Alisher Usmanov : 25-1
Ray Parlour: 66-1
Gunnersaurus : 100-1
Amy Lawrence : 100000-1
Get your bets on now, folks, and one day the mystery of Bendtner’s pants, which is up there with the JFK assassination, the Bermuda Triangle and that cunt from CSI Miami’s continued career despite being the worst actor that ever lived, will be solved.
For now though, that’ll do. A look ahead to the Chelsea game and all that kind of guff tomorrow. Have a good one.