Oh man, the vultures are out in force this summer. Any perceived weaknesses and they’re making the most of them to sell newspapers.
This morning Arsene Wenger told the News of the World that he would definitely be at Arsenal next season and after that he’d sit down with the board. Great, but unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere for the last 10 years there was never any question that Arsene would do anything different. He has always respected his contracts and anyone making a fuss about him not signing a new one is really just trying to stir up some shit. He has always left it late to sort out new deals and I don’t expect it to be any different this time.
Stories that he tendered his resignation when Dein was sacked are false and although things could be better at the club this alleged crisis is little more than paper talk. Everyone’s on fucking holidays for fucks sake.
Gilberto to Juventus? Bollocks. Won’t happen. Henry to Barcelona? Won’t happen. Not unless Arsenal get Eto’o as part of the deal. Cesc leaving? Not with 7 years left on his contract.
I said it the other day that if players like Thierry Henry are ‘devastated’ over David Dein’s departure then they need to get over themselves. Henry said he didn’t know what happened and he didn’t want to know what happened. If that’s the case why talk about it, unless the closeness of the relationship between Henry and Les Deins might make you think there’s some kind of an agenda there? Would it be beyond the realms of possibility that stories about Wenger leaving and top players being in crisis are being fed to the media in order to drum up support for a man who many fans think will bring stability to the positions of the manager and these players? It would not.
Dein coming back will soon equal new contract for Wenger, Henry at the club forever, Cesc to sign a new 19 year deal and guarantees of the league title and Champions League trophy before Dein brokers a deal to see Arsenal enter the fucking World Cup and we’d win that too. The whole thing stinks of Agent Orange, if you ask me, and lest we forget Dein only ever has the best interests of Arsenal at heart, right? Pffffff. And if Thierry Henry is deliberately pushing this agenda then you don’t need me to tell you how unbecoming that sort of behaviour is for an Arsenal captain.
People point to lack of transfers and say that Dein’s absence means we don’t have anyone to do that work. As I told you the other day Ken Friar is doing that work and did all the hard work on the Fabianski transfer. The fact that nothing else has happened is nothing to do with the fact we don’t have David Dein but entirely down the fact that Arsene was on holidays and it’s barely the first week of June. People really need to fucking relax a bit. Jesus. There is loads of time for us to not make any more transfers, hahaha!
Seriously though, we are not in meltdown or turmoil or crisis or at sixes and sevens or nearing the point of no return or close to Doomsday or crossing the Rubicon.
Anyway, fuck this. The weather is far too good here to be worrying about what Sunday tabloids have to say. Drink some beers, eat some nice food, look at pretty girls in the park, read a good book. Do something else.
See you tomorrow.