Wednesday, August 13, 2008

We have NO reserves team

"We have a big squad at home. Kolo Toure, Philippe Senderos, Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri, Abou Diaby, Tomas Rosicky and Eduardo are out. Kolo has a hip muscle problem. Cesc has a hamstring problem, he will be out for the next two games."

- Arsene Wenger, freaking me out

I wonder who we're going to play with Cesc and Diaby out? Denilson and Ramsey? Denilson and Randall? Denilson and Wilshire? It's scary to think that Denilson will be the senior midfield guy. He's going to be a good player for us, but he's only twenty.

Still, you've got to admire Wenger's aesthetics. Squad players are so passe. Why bother with them? Where's the challenge of winning things if you've got two teams of experienced footballers? That's so Mourinho-esque. It's better to have an injury-prone first team and pack of nippy young things yipping at their heels. Looks infinitely cooler, like an iPod with tiger stripes.

This is the culmination of all our recent transfer activity. We have no reserves team anymore. We've just got a first team and a bunch of precocious youngsters.

I still think we're good enough to be in the Top 4. But without an awesome signing between now and the end of August, we're not going further than that. It's depressing. I wanna Premiership, and I wanna one now.

Three Little Birds is on high rotation in the brain at the moment. Bob Marley soothes my soul. If anyone's reading this, I suggest you click on the link and listen to it many, many times. Don't worry, about a thing. Because every little thing's going to be alright. Repeat it like a fucking mantra, because the alternative is too scary to think about.

Anyway, at least my FC Twente match won't be a dead rubber.


fran said...

no doubt mate, we've long wondered what would happen if cesc got injured now we get to see the experiment. as i've said before, wenger needs to take some public relations courses, who the heck knows what's going on at the club. i mean he doesn't need to tell us everything but he's come out on both sides of every damn issue 'i can buy him if i want', 'we are a selling club', wtf?? Wenger's starting to look like a two-faced twit. Now, i wouldn't complain at all if it looked like we had a fighting chance for some silverware this season, but who are we trying to kid? Which epl team wouldn't love to look across the field and see denilson and ramsey as our two midfielders? Seriously, those two kids still need chaperones. When those two get thumped and are headed to the hospital I guess we can put Fabianski in midfield, he did well in pre-season right?

Connolly's agent said...

At least Fabianski can shave. I'm mainly worried about how fragile Ramsey looks. He's going to get snapped by the first WBA player he comes across. Choosing Arsenal was a smart choice by Ramsey, providing he doesn't get killed in his first couple of years. Out of curiosity, which of our kids has a mature body, a la Rooney?

I wish management would stop with the bullshit just once and tell it straight. I can accept that we're aiming for a CL spot until Highbury Square is finished - what I can't stand is the lies about how much money we're rolling around in.