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Arsene Wenger says Arsenal fans must trust him to deliver success next season. In an interview with the Arsenal magazine and reported in the Mirror he says:
I believe that at the moment our fans think we have fantastic potential, but that they also have the anxiety of whether or not they will deliver. And I tell our fans that they will deliver. They will. They have to trust us.
Okey-dokey. I believe that Arsene deserves our trust. He goes on to say:
The game against Chelsea was a bit of an illustration of our season – going 1-0 up, not killing the game off, and then finishing with a 1-1 draw. So my thinking is stability, improve the balance of the team, and then get tuned in so we can all start the new season in a strong way.
Now, that I like. Especially the bit about improving the balance of the team. He’s got to be referring to midfield here. We have enough defenders and on paper we have enough strikers but we have a collection of central midfielders so large we could open up our own central midfield superstore and sell one a day for a year and still have a surplus. We definitely need players to come in and play in the wide positions and we all know it. We don’t need a central defender and we don’t need need to let one of the best players in the world leave.
Lots of transfer rumours about the place too. We’ve been linked with Michael Owen in a rather odd story which says that Arsene Wenger asked Newcastle of they intended to play Martins and Owen together next season and if not he’d be happy to take the one they’re not using off their hands. The fact that the rumours link us with Owen tell you all you need to know about Newcastle’s intentions. Personally I wouldn’t be slightly interested in Owen, he’s injury prone, he’d cost a fortune in fee and wages and he is a poxy little cunt.
Some weird haired twat called Rio Mavuba says he’d turn down a move to Arsenal, as if anyone is supposed to care. As we all know anyone called Rio is a fucking prick. The News of the World, via Tribal Football, links us to a Spanish midfielder called Albert Shoemaker who’s doing the business for Zaragoza this season.
Gareth Bale was linked with us, amongst others, in the January transfer window. We’re apparently after him again which does make some kind of sense although Tom, occasional Arseblog blogger and full time technical guru, met a bloke recently who assured him that Bale to Man United was a done deal. He also sold him some magic beans and a glass hammer so we’ll just have to see what happens there.