So Arsene snubbed Cesc and Drax snubbed us, and nothing appears to be happening in the Terror Window. We let Sagna and Fabianski slip through our powerless fingers, and now the Mancs are after Vermaelen, or are they? Even the Transfer Windows of Arsenal have become Déjà vu experiences…. How boring.
Of course, it is early days and the Red Tops keep linking us with an army of ‘new recruits’, but as always, most if not all of this is made up rubbish.
Ballotelli is no doubt this season’s Higuain. It will go on all summer and then in the end he will sign somewhere else. Whether Mad Mario would be a good addition to the team is highly doubtful, though. A great talent, but with disciplinary issues and a constant liability: he can make or break a team, depending on his mood. Some say Wenger can sort him out, but we only have to look at Adebarndoor, Prince Niklas, and Arse-shaven that this is not always the case. But then the idea of a front three of MB, Theo and Ollie is quite month-watering. Nah, let’s not go there.
The real problem with Mario is the ‘unbearable lightness of being’ problem he seems to suffer from. It does not look like he is focussed on his football with a real hunger to do well and win. In that respect, he is the opposite of a Ramsey or Koscielny, and I don’t think we could have a player in our team with such an approach to a game.
I remain shocked and disappointed Arsene did not take Cesc or, to a lesser extent, Vela back. I have said enough about Cesc, but Vela is another surprise to me. He has matured and scores goals regularly now, and he would have been a half-decent replacement of Gervinho, who has never been replaced.
So it remains quiet and yet the time is ticking, with less than two months till the next season. Would it not be nice for once if Arsenal signed their new players early on, and give them time to properly work themselves into the team?
Who knows how the cookie crumbles and the glass-half-full-Wenger-will-come-good brigade remains positive as ever and keeps cheering me up somehow.
So what will happen during this summer’s transfer window – let’s be having your predictions? Who will we sign? Who will we let go? Will Campbell now join us? And who will be promoted?
And what will Suarez have for tea tonight, Chiellini Con Carne? 🙂
Written by: TotalArsenal.