The day is made with good news from Wenger today. On the injuries, Ramsey is in with a chance of making it for the match against Blackburn on Saturday. Our very own Verminator, Vermaelen is also set for a return after the international break. Not so good on Wilshere though, as little Jacky is still in a boot, and tests will only be conducted after 4 weeks from now.
Another good news, is that Fabregas has a clause in his contract to Barcelona, to return to Arsenal should they ever want to sell him.
“That’s absolutely fine by me, I enjoyed my time in Arsenal. I had some great years there.
“I don’t know if it’s realistic that I would return one day. But maybe I said the same when I left Barca, so you never know. If that was the final thing Arsenal needed to agree on to let me go then I’m satisfied.”
Can’t see how the Barcelona c**ts would want to let him go, unless the player himself desires to return to Arsenal. So this clause is effectively as good as nothing. Unless Arsenal starts winning everything, and make Cesc think that maybe the grass is greener over at North London.
Speaking about winning, Benayoun has spoken to Arsenal,com, and gave his opinion over his move to Arsenal. Have a read here. The player said something important though, if you didn’t read it.
“They were always close and I believe that we can win something. There is a long way to go and we have to improve but we have a lot of quality and will do everything to win a trophy.”
After the match with Dortmund, Koscielny and Szczesny were saying how it was good, drawing with the German champions, and that Arsenal showed its potential to mix with the best
It led me to think, why the need for reassurance that Arsenal needed a point to mix with the best? Has the 8-2 thrashing by Manchester United lowered Arsenal players self-esteem so much that every performance has to be taken as a good indicator of how strong the squad is? Many, even the Boss himself believes that this may be the case.
A draw may be a good point. But saying a draw gives you confidence probably sends out the wrong message. It shows doubt within the squad, and a weakness that other teams can exploit. Teams can now play Arsenal and think, “Those suckers are afraid of us, better still, they are more fearful of their inability rather than us.”
I am not really sure how confident the current squad is right now. But I am sure, that this fear of incompetency is more of a hindrance, rather than being helpful. The mindset that we may not be good enough, until we have earned a good point or 3 points, then can we start believing in ourselves. What the players are probably doing is adding fuel to the fire, and giving themselves undue pressure to perform instead.
I remember Manchester United losing C.Ronaldo in the 2009/10 season. A big fat c**t he may be, but nonetheless an essential player of United. Despite his departure, Manchester United still managed to win the Carling Cup that season, and progressed to the league title the following season.
Before you jump on me and say: ” BUT THEY ONLY WON THE MICKEY CUP WHEN RONALDO LEFT“, I beg you to understand my point is, true, they only won a stupid cup. But that stupid cup happened to instill self-belief into the team that they are capable of mounting a title assault. Let me remind you that the Manchester United last season was probably the most weakened Manchester United squad I ever saw, and they won the damn league title because we let them.
So when Benayoun stated how he wanted to win trophies, and would do anything to win one, it got me thinking.
With the pile up of fixtures, this means that Arsenal are going to play a game once every 3-4 days in September. We take on the Rovers this Saturday, and next midweek sees Arsenal taking on Shrewsbury in the Carling Cup. This is followed by games to Bolton 4 days later, and finally we meet Olympiacos. This is just for the month of September, and the months ahead promises to be as equally arduous as we are competing in 4 competition, not to mention replays if we can’t avoid them.
This raised many questions in my head. Which competition should focus be given to? The Carling cup is the least prestigious, but also one of the easiest should other clubs place it as insignificant. Or should we try to take on all 4 fronts, and hope that our squad do not be decimated by more injuries?
This questions are really confusing, oh God I think I need a beer now. Tell me what you think mates, and have a jolly Good day.