So just 6 days to go. I’ll be there gone 11pm after an evening of compelling viewing of Sky Sports News just waiting to see if The Arsenal sign anyone or if the Cash Clubs splash some more ridiculous money.
With Harry gone at Spurs,not sure where Sky Sports News are going to camp themselves.
But who are we going to sign,if anyone? Top of the list must be a Defensive Midfielder and that is why I think we were all perplexed with Arsene going for Sahin. If you read between the lines,we wanted a loan deal with a good option to buy,and Real were simply not playing ball despite the player’s desire to want to come to North London.
So Sahin goes to Liverpool who are paying £10m-£15m this season for the player. On one hand this seems crazy but on the other if he helps guarantee them CL football next season it will be money well spent. Of course his first game could be against us. He’ll have a stormer leading to endless ribbing from the media and LFC fans.
So we need that elusive DM and if M’Vila is not the man,not sure who else is. There has been thought that maybe TV5 may be groomed for that role going forward.
Talk also that another RB is required and I agree. Sagna is magnificent but 2 broken legs is one season is dreadful luck but he probably now has a weakness and this (or other related injuries) may re-occur. Jenkinson is OK but very inexperienced.
Stoke away is not the ideal fixture of choice to bounce back from a lack lustre opening day performance. We must show up and I think thankful this game isn’t in January or February where the weather could have been Stoke’s 13th man (the 12th is their rugby tactics).
But showing up is half our problem and The Arsenal must play every game in the EPL as if was the last.
C’mon You Gunners!