In this afternoon’s post:
1. Abandoning the youth project is more important than winning the Champions League by Walter Broeckx
2. Untold Rumour of the Day
3. What you may have missed because you weren’t looking properly – including the correct spelling of Kenny Sansom and how to meet him.
Abandoning the youth project is more important than winning the Champions League
When strolling on the internet I ran in to this phrase put forward by….. an Arsenal fan. Well he pretends he is.
“As much as I would love to win the league and champions league this season….it concerns me that if by some miracle we do…..then is this going to give him license to another 5 years of continuing with this youth policy whilst other teams strengthen???
I think it will…”
From his words we can clearly deduce that he wants to win something. Well that’s nice. We all want to win things. So no problems there.
But he thinks we need a miracle to win a trophy.
I would say it only needs fit players to win a trophy. If maybe we get some players back like Van Persie and if players like Song and Diaby can stay fit well that is all we need I think for the moment. So we just don’t need any more injuryies. Maybe that would be a miracle in itself.
But our fan is concerned. In fact he prefers not to win trophies this season. Because it could give Wenger more time to continue with his youth policy.
Now this is getting confusing for me. If Wenger wins with his current squad then it is because of Wenger sticking with his policy that he began 5 years ago. So when finally these players deliver… it is bad news for this fan ?
When the youth project proves that it can win us trophies this fan prefers not to win it, so he can moan further on the lack of trophies and prove to prove everyone that it won’t bring us trophies and that he was right. So he rather would win us nothing because to do so would prove others right.
And to think that some people tell us we lack ambition, we don’t want to win things. They only want to win things if we buy players with big shining names and at high prices. Otherwise it is no good for those kind of fans.
Oh yes and Denilson is the scapegoat at present. And I have no problem in admitting that he wasn’t at his best against United. But the way they are moaning on about him is disgusting.
Denilson last season had 51 games in total in which he scored 3 goals. This season he played 17 games in total and scored 5 goals. I think this is not a bad statistic for a midfielder who mostly plays in a more holding role.
I bet those fans didn’t cheer when Denilson gave us some vital goals this season like against Everton, Hull and our first goal this season the cracking shot at Everton and his shot against Standard in the CL.
And we have to remember that he got a very serious back injury early September which kept him out for a large part of the season. And when he came back he was thrown right in to it. He even literally fell to peaces in one game, had a short rest and had to play again as Song was away and Diaby was also injured.
So yes it could well be that Denilson wasn’t playing his best the last weeks but he is a human being and not a robot or a player in some kind of computer game where you can modify your player with a mouse click. He just has to get back to his fitness level and all players need time to start performing again when they have been out for such a long time.
With the possibility of Song being ruled out for some games it could be that Denilson comes back in the team. So why don’t we just get off is back and give him the chance to become the player that Wenger has seen in him. Do I really need to bring up the names like Diaby, Song and even Eboue who has become a better player under the guidance of Wenger.
Oh, sorry just forgot those on Denilson’s back are all very successful managers of their own team that has just won the CL. How could I forget this?
Ah what the hell, how on earth can such a good club like The Arsenal have such a bunch of fans who never can stop criticising their own players? Fans who even prefer not to win things in case it gives support to the notion that Wenger was right.
UNTOLD RUMOUR OF THE DAY
The transfer deal for Cheryl Chamakh is off after the attacker demanded that she be paid in Swiss rolls. Arsene Wenger said non, and it is now likely that Cheryl will now go to Amsterdam Aggravated Astronauts in Alaska where she will play blind man’s buff with a polar bear.
Loic Remy who plays for Lovely (sorry Nice) has also said no to Arsenal on account of the size of the goals at the Ems. “They are just too small,” he said. “I asked for them to be made bigger but Wenger said no. I told him, I am a professional and I will not be messed about by some pip squeak hydrofoil operator living in Equador, but I think something was lost in translation.” The fact that the player is only 3 feet 8 inches tall had nothing to do with it. On the way to the underground station he told Untold that we could go stuff our heads in a pig.
Mohammad Zidan of Borussia Munch-thingy is not coming to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger refused to change the name of the club to Arsenal Munchen Howsyourfather. (Incidentally do you know who is the most unpopular man on the terraces at Borussia Munchen-whatnot-thing? It’s the guy who shouts, “Give us a B”)
Raheem Stirling is not coming to Arsenal after Arsene Wenger refused to do a swap deal involving most of the Arsenal ladies squad, three bags of cement and a box of tortoises. Sir Ivor Racetrack, president of QPR said, “what’s a football?”
Arsenal supporter, Weshud Getridofthatfrenchgit said, “We should get rid of that French git. He’s a menace to society. It is quite clear that we need players like Zidan, Stirling, Chamakh and Remy, plus another six, most of whom should be goalkeepers.”
Mr Getridofthefrenchgit was immediately offered a job by Arry Redknapp as his accountant following the firing of Aba Cus.
And finally, Cesc Fabregas is not going to Barca in the summer but is going to Bristol City.
3. What you may have missed
Why did we move to Highbury and not somewhere else
From Manchester United to Mansfield – different ways of running a football club (or league)
Making the Arsenal: the book
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