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December 29, 2009

After making contribution to discussion and banter on other popular Arsenal FC related blogs, I’ve decided to start my own. I hope to make it entertaining and enjoyable as well as to offer a fair and balanced insight into all things Arsenal. We are just about to enter the shorter of silly seasons that are the transfer windows and we seem to be in quite a need to sign some reinforcements to make the impression that we are seriously in it. It’s fair to say that Our Glorious Leader has his work cut out in the coming January – World Cup year, not Cup tied, better than we already have and so on…

There are many different names tumbling in the rumour mill, some of them being lazy journo bull, some with a hint of sense. Still, we can wake up one day and see us signing some player unknown to most of us who will just slot in without breaking sweat like Sagna did – that was a quiet one and we did not break the bank either.

I reckon AW may need to loosen the purse strings this coming month with the squad being down to bare bones – I dread to think about any further injuries to ANY of our fit players, let alone the key ones. In my humble opinion, we could do well with a few physical players with more grit than flair – off the top of my head I’d say we could do well with someone like Kenwyne Jones in attack: good positioning, beast in the air, one goal per two games on average (not being played as the main striker and without getting service which would be anywhere near as good as ours, mind you), do we need more? Don’t think so. He would also be a great competition for our talented Dane, who could do with competition for his attitude’s and development’s sake.

Another position where we could do better numbers wise is centre back – we will be letting Big Phil go, which is a shame, as he is quite good for Swiss national side and at 24 he is just entering his prime: so he got raped by Drogba & Torres, so what? There are many older heads that did, we just did the hard part which was developing him into a decent player and we will let someone like Bayern reap benefits, as I can see Swiss Tony excelling there. Ideally, I would keep him and even played him in defensive midfielder’s position where he would not be burdened by the fact of being the last line of defence – with his heading ability, good range of passing and physical presence he could do very well in there. We are rumoured to be after Subotic whose agent said he will be staying put, there were a few stories linking us to Turkish giant Servet Çetin of Galatasaray as well. The latter would make sense, as Turks did not qualify for the World Cup, he would probably jump at possibility of playing for a Champions League club and would not cost the Earth either.

These two I have mentioned would set us back approximately £20M plus wages, I would not think this to be beyond our reach financially. We seem to be suffering from the fatigue at the business end of season, reasonable spending would increase our chances of getting some silverware in our cabinet come May.

I will be back tomorrow with the Pompey game preview – they seem to be rejuvenated side under Avram and there are quite a few ex-Spuds amongst their ranks which should give this game some extra edge.

See you in Comments 😉


  1. early days 😉

    thank you for reading, hope you will contribute – I will welcome discussion, as well as any kind of praise or criticism…

  2. Boom…first one to comment on ur first post 😀

    • good man 😉

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