Snow is very pretty, but it doesn’t have f**k things up in the UK. No football at the weekend, well, none that really interested Arsenal fans unless you felt like reminding yourself how good Barcelona are, and we now have another week to go before we can watch Arsenal take to the pitch. Fun huh?
Instead of having a solid win against Stoke to take in to a match where Chelsea had probably lost points to United, we ‘welcome’ the Chavs to the classier side of London with the defeat at Old Trafford our last Arsenal memory.
But, as I’ve said, that’s not for another week and there’s other stuff to be talking about.
What is there that can be done? Sports psychology is the obvious answer, though if we’ve tried it or if there are no intentions we will never know. If you are beaten in your mind before you take to the pitch it is no wonder that the results mirror this at the end of the 90 and while you could say that we just need to fluke a close win over Chelsea or Man United for the mental status of the side to change, how long do you think it will take us to ‘luck’ a win against them?
No, the club needs to be taking proactive measures to rectify this and I can’t see the club captain speaking openly about the team having mental issues without him insisting something is done to change it.
I had been wondering why there had been a raft of transfer stories lately until I remembered we are only two weeks away from the opening of the window. Then we can have 30 days of the media telling us we are signing this one and that one only for no-one to arrive.
Wenger had originally said he wouldn’t be buying, but he has kind of backtracked on this recently. Will we bring anyone in? Perhaps, especially if Vermaelen’s injury refuses to clear up. We won’t be buying a keeper, of that I’m sure.
Will we sell Denilson to Wolfsburg for £11m? Or how about Eboue to Roma? I’m doubtful over both these stories, mainly because in Eboue’s case we have no right-side cover and in Denilson’s he is our only option to cover Songinho until Frimpong is ready. We could, of course, play Djourou in there I suppose, but that’s not ideal.
I don’t see anyone leaving and don’t overly see anyone coming in either, but then I don’t know how Wenger’s mind works. If I did, I could make an awful lot of money.
There’s not really much else to report, Member’s Day which was due to take place tomorrow has been cancelled so you can stay in the warm if that’s how you were planning to spend your day. With Xmas approaching quickly I still have a load of stuff to sort out so blogs might be short and sweet over the next week or so, but with some new plans in place for the new year, I promise I will make it up to you.
Until tomorrow, let’s hear who you’d love to see come in and, perhaps more controversially, who you’d like to see leave and check out the ultimate list of Premier League Lesbians in the first ever issue of Who Ate All The Pies magazine by yours truly.------------
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