One of the best moments of our friendly against Man City was the loving hugs between Arsene and Pep in front of the camera before the match started. Those were for you oh Special One! It was to say, we love each other and we do not love you, Jose bully boy hahaha. 😀
Klopp and Wenger did the same by jointly criticising the absurdity of spending £90m or so in transfer fees alone on 23 year old Pogba. The translator is so easy to wind up and he did already respond, and he will keep doing this for quite a while, which is great news.
Slowly but steadily, Jose Mourinho is coming to the end of his top club trainer’s career. No one likes him in Spain anymore.. many bridges are burnt there; his arrogance and self-adoration would not go down well in Germany and Bayern are too classy a club to have him anyway; and he is only still working in England because the Mancs are desperate to move away from mid-table mediocracy.
Guardiola opted for their bitter rivals and Klopp for Pool, equally loved by the Mancunians, and Arsene they cannot get. So they go for a manager who only lasts three seasons on average at a club, upsets players continuously, brings the club regularly in disrepute and was heading for relegation with the Chavs until he was unceremoniously sacked. It was a desperate move and a huge gamble by the Mancs, but I have been told by a few of their supporters that they will now finally start playing attacking football again… Muhahaha 😀
JM has been given an eye watering budget and he is never scared to spend it. You have to give him that. The previous MU managers have left a hole in the midfield as big as Mourinho’s ego. In the meantime, we have developed Coquelin and Rambo (best PL player during the Euros) into quality midfielders and have added two versatile and very talented midfielders, Elneny and Xhaka, for less than half of the Pogba budget. On top of that, we have the experienced and versatile Carzorla fighting for a place in midfield, and if Jack could stay fit this season he could easily become the next best thing. And to top it all off, we have one Mesut Ozil.. the King of Assists wearing the mighty colours of red and white. How many Pogbas is that? ‘Ahhh’, says the self-adoring one, ‘but you are not big enough to be able to spend £90m like we just did – nananananana’. Wenger and Klopp must be having such a good time right now.
I have no doubt that Pogba can become a very good player, but it all remains to be seen whether he will live up to the expectations. And what sort of midfielder is he anyway? B2B, CM, ‘Midwinger’, nr10? You tell me. Is he worth all that money? For a while it will make the Mancs look like they are still a big club and I guess that is what it is all about, but it is a desperate move by a desperate club and clown of a manager.
For what it is worth, I have no doubt that Arsenal could spend big again if the right player becomes available. After all, in the top ten of the most expensive PL purchases two are Gunners.
I know many fellow Gooners are desperate to spend some freaking money, but it will only make a difference if it is used wisely. After all, the majority of those most expensive PL purchases have not lived up to their expectation: Di Maria, Torres, Mata, Sterling, Carroll anybody?
In the meantime, let’s enjoy the fact that we are becoming stronger every season by a combination of developing our own top players, like Bellerin, Rambo and hopefully Iwobi, add quality by clever purchases, like Elneny, Monreal and Cech, and add super quality when the right players become available, like Alexis, Ozil and hopefully Xhaka.
The only way is the Arsenal way – let’s be proud of it.