Arseblog is strongly linking Arsenal with Marouane Chamakh today, despite the player’s insistence yesterday that he hadn’t heard of any bids from Arsenal and the boss’ insistence that he wants to examine his strike options before buying any more firepower up front. Still, I’d trust Arseblogger over those two any day!
No, seriously, if Arseblogger is reporting it then we must believe that he’s confident in his sources. Me, I’m getting to the point with this transfer window that I just want it to be over and if the boss wants to add some depth to the attack, then more power to him. Depth is good, look at what happened in our defense last year; decimated by lack of depth.
Marouane Chamakh, come on down! You’re the next contestant on the price is right.
BREAKING: With the dot com reporting that Nasri suffered a broken leg in practice today and being out for maybe three months, depth is already needed. My feelings on this latest Nasri injury news can be summed up with this direct quote:
F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.
Why the fuck do our guys get injured in practice so often? Why can’t we turn some of this angst outward and give fat lumps to cunts like Kevin “England International” Davies?
F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck F*ck FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK…
Well, think of it this way, it just means that Arsenal need, more than ever, to add some midfield depth. Nasri is one of the guys who are supposedly able to cover our holding midfield role. He also covers the left side if Arsene wants to play Arshavin more centrally up front. And on any given Saturday he’s a starter on the left, middle, or wide right adding class in each of those spots. So, given this latest development, recruits are imperative in midfield.
It’s a long, hard season, we need all the help we can get if we’re going to win something this year. To a man they have spoken about the need to get this season off to a great start and to a fan we all agree. Before the injury, Wenger said that he feels the squad is “big enough” to hit our targets, and you have to wonder if he still thinks that. If this latest injury blow doesn’t shake Wenger to buy a midfielder, nothing will.
But the season doesn’t start for… hey, 3.5 weeks, just long enough to get someone in, get them acclimated to the system, whip them into shape…
There’s a pre-season friendly against SC Columbia Floridsdorf today, which is a name that reminds me of Tim Conway, South Carolina, Columbia University, and Florida all at once. The match is only available on Arsenal TV Online so, if you’re a subscriber, have fun watching today. Me, I’ll be at work, booo!
Feel free to post your thoughts on the match in the comments section, my regular reader knows how much I like all of your input on various topics.
Also, for you ATVO subscribers, check out Arshavin’s second goal against Liverpool; it’s made the top 10 of the Gunner’s Greatest 50 Goals poll they did this summer. Amazing stuff and it was my favorite goal of last season but many of you liked Andrei’s first goal even better. Will the first top the second goal in the GGG? Gripping stuff, really.
Anyway, that’s it for today, I’m sure the boss will have more to say about the Nasri situation tonight or tomorrow.
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