by Sir Hardly Anyone, and some mates down the pub.
Here’s a team that we could soon be putting out. It’s fairly familiar with just a single change up front. All very straight forward.
Koscielny, Mustafi, Monreal
Ozil Lacazette Mkhitaryan
But then what happens if we sign Aubamayang??? Where does he play? And does that mean that even when fit Ramsey isn’t playing?
Of course the moment we get an injury we have these helpful backups if the above is the first team
but still I’d love to know where we put Ramsey and Aubamayang if he comes although I should add that Auba’s car has been seen at the airport, and by the Daily Cannon no less, and that’s normally as much as it takes to get the deal done and dusted.
Now I know Untold tried to resolve this before the Palace game and came up with
Bellerin, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal
which might be nonsense or could be interesting, but either way doesn’t take into account even Mkhitaryan, who I guess will be rather miffed if he goes through all these procedures of being spotted at the airport etc, and then doesn’t play. And that still leaves out Aubamayang whose car has been leoparded (leopard – spot – geddit?).
Of course what it does mean is that with everyone fit we once again have two teams – one to fight in the Europa and one to play in the PL. Although I think Arsenal should beware that Football.London has proclaimed, under the heading “Goodbye Europa League” that we are going no further in that competition and indeed the fans are utterly outraged because we are wearing a pink and blancmange kit for the matches. [Not quite sure you have the colours right there – Tony]
But wouldn’t you know it, according to the bloggettas there is more to come!!! However before we come to that there is the point that with the sort of boost the team seems to be getting, adding Mk and now possibly Aub we could start being one of the best football predictions from enhanced bets. You never know your luck and the world seems to be changing very quickly.
For example, according to Don Balon, Real Madrid would like to get rid of Benzema, but no one seems to want him any more, except that Arsenal might be interested. In fact in the blog the only thing that seems to be holding up arrangements is the fee. A trifling detail I am sure you will agree – alongside the issue of where on earth he would play.
(Assuming the Mk switch goes ahead we’ve lost two players (Theo being the other) and gained one so we have one space left in the 25 so Aub could be accommodated – but no one else without losing someone.
Now according to the Metro, Mr Wenger isn’t too worried about having too many similar players around. Asked how he could fit Mkhitaryan and Ozil into the same team, Mr Wenger explained: ‘You just play the good players! They can always play together.
“What have you on the pitch? They’re all attacking players. Iwobi, Ozil, Wilshere, Lacazette, Xhaka. They’re all offensive players, basically.’
Meanwhile under the headline “Hammer blow for Arsenal and Tottenham in Malcom chase”,
Meanwhile Pain in the Arsenal bemoan the fact that we are no longer interested in Lemar. “Mkhitaryan and Lemar are very similar players but the latter is much younger,” they tell us. “He has his future before him. He is an unfinished product. He may also ask for cheaper wages, with Mkhitaryan reportedly demanding one of the highest pay-packets in the squad, and can be moulded into exactly what Arsene Wenger wants.”
But seemingly it is not to be.
Of course there are always some people who don’t play fair, as the headline in the Star announces…
Arsenal Fans Sent Into Meltdown Due To Fake Henrikh Mkhitaryan Picture
Oh dear oh dear. Whatever next. And all those capital letters used up too. But wait for there are a few next bits, and I’ll nip through them quickly so you can have your tea. Or breakfast if on the other side of the planet.
- Arsenal “ask Manchester United about Chris Smalling’ as they eye new centre-back”
That one is in the Sun
- Arsenal may have too many attacking players if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joins the club
That one is in My Arsenal Blog, and I’d already written my jottings above when I saw that one and I am not just nicking other people’s ideas honest.
- The 25-year-old South American Forward Linked With January Move to Arsenal
Now here Eplscouts.com come up on the outside with their tale that Arsenal “joined the Manchester United in the chase for Brazilian winger Lucas Moura’ with PSG star eyed as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is closing in on a move to Old Trafford…
“Arsenal will compete with Man United for the PSG winger, according to the ESPN reports. The 25-year-old forward has admitted that he will likely depart this month following French giants win over Nantes earlier last week. “Is there a chance that I stay this winter? I do not think so,” Lucas said. “With what the coach has said, it looks like this is the end of my Paris story.”
Is there no end to all this transferring I ask? And the answer comes back, yes January 31 at 2300 GMT. And one minute later the rumours will start all over again.
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