“I mean we now have an international centre forward crisis apparently [shouldn’t that be allegedly? Tony] [one more comment like that and I’ll set the Prof on you – Bulldog] with Man U resorting to bringing in a Field Martial.
(Ho ho I think is the comment at this point if you wouldn’t mind).
According to Mr Wenger, “The strikers are South American today. Europe doesn’t produce strikers any more.”
Which really makes one wonder why the British government are so keen on new industrial relations legislation. But I diversify.
“You look at countries like Germany, who played in Scotland or against Poland with Mario Götze up front – he’s a creative midfielder. I don’t think it’s because they do not want to play with a typical striker but they haven’t got one who’s really convincing at the top level,” said Mr W, and that I think should shut up the whingers and moaners, but I don’t think it will.
Mr Wenger then backed the call made on Untold a earlier this week (good to see his advisers are still with us!) commenting positively on the way that top teams can play their reserves in division 3 in France before adding, “I think Giroud, Walcott, Sánchez can get around 20 goals without any problem. Sometimes you have to trust your players and play them….I played Anelka and people asked me: ‘Why did you not buy anybody?’ Thierry Henry the same. I said: ‘Let him play, maybe he will score’.’”
On the injury front Jack Wilshere got the report, “He is progressing slowly.” Laurent Koscielny is back and has a youth transplant ahead of his birthday, saying he is feeling young at 30 and is training hard.
Here’s the team
- The Big 7 clubs, how much they spent and what good is it doing?
- What the media won’t tell you about football 5: Fifa lends money to Switzerland
- What the media won’t tell you about football, part 4 – referee variations
- The final transfer rumours: 3 new names to make 66 players tipped for Arsenal
- What the media won’t tell you about football, part 3 – referee home bias