Tuesday, 15 January 2008

GILBERTO THE MODEL PRO, DIARRA TAKE NOTE!

There has been big speculation over both of these players futures throughout the season. At times it is hard to listen to or to read the amount of uncertainty surrounding the pair. But one thing that has stuck in my mind throughout the season and the speculation, is the dignity and professional attitude that Giberto has shown and the petulance of Diarra.

Both missed the pre-season at Arsenal, which wasn't ideal for either player. Gilberto was on International duty and Diarra a signing on transfer deadline day. Flamini stepped in on pre-season and has taken his chance, making it impossible to drop him for anyone. He has become a key player for Arsenal and is one of the most improved players I've seen for a long time. He stands in front of Gilberto and Diarra for a place in the Arsenal starting eleven alongside Cesc Fabregas.

An even further blow for Gilberto was the announcement of Gallas as the new Captain of Arsenal. Many people including myself, believed that Gilberto would be the natural successor to Henry for the Captaincy. After all he Captained the side for long periods last season. You hardly heard a grumble from him about the situation. He admitted that it surprised him, maybe even shocked him a little but that was the end of it for him. He just got over the disappointment of it, and got on with it. He didn't start slagging off his peers, unlike a giant German at the club!


Diarra on the other hand, has been at the club for five minutes. And all we've heard is that he wants to leave for first team football! I understand his frustration, after all he is young and hungry and was put in the same situation as he was at Chelski. On the bench. But, did he really just expect to walk straight into the Arsenal side? Obviously he did!!

The thing is, I really rate Diarra. I think that he could be a great long-term player for Arsenal. Think how good he could be under Wengers guidance? He could become a very very good player if he bides his time and is patient. I've been impressed with him on the pitch in action this season when he has played. I think we missed him against the Spuds last week. He is a very competitive player and you cant have enough of them!

Giberto on the other hand, has been the complete opposite. He has been poor this season and it seems that his levels have dropped. BUT, he remains a class above Diarra. Not on the playing side, but his professional attitude. It has been second to none. Maybe it's to do with maturity? I don't know.

Perhaps an option would be to let Diarra go out on loan for the remainder of the season? For me, not the best option for the club but it would mean we'd keep the player. It wouldn't be ideal because we could do with him for the run-in that we will have from now to the end of the season. If that was the case, he can come back after the Euro's and have a pre-season at the club. And a fresh start.

One thing for certain, Giberto has impressed me this season with his attitude and dignity that he has shown. If he can rub some of that on to Diarra, then us Gooners will be laughing. So Diarra, have a chat with Gilberto and think seriously about the effect leaving Arsenal will have on you're career. Many have left before and most seriously regret it.

Keep it Goonerish.

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with this article. Gilberto could be a good role model to Diarra. Diarra should realise the grass is'nt always greener on the other side.

Top Gun said...

I think Diarra should stay and fight for his place at the club. I think long-term he will be better then Flamini. He should be patient.

Anonymous said...

Diarra should go. We dont need him affecting team morale. Get rid and sign a player who wants to play for the club.

Anonymous said...

Diarra should stay and Senderos should go!

Anonymous said...

I would love Diarra to stay but I cant see it happening. I noticed u did an article on whether Diarra could leave before. U questioned the FIFA rules, can u shed anymore light on this Wrighty7?

Chanelle said...

Diarra is a moaning mug like a lot of the other Arsenal players. Henry was the worst, arrogant fuck shites.

Posh's No.1 Fan x

Anonymous said...

Chanelle, you are by far the most arrogent fuck shite about. Look at u, flaunting yourselve on page 17 in the Daily Star! You are a slag!

Wrighty7 said...

Anon 13:43, I couldn't find anything more on the Diarra situation. I assume it will be the same as Mascherano's case. Can anyone else shed any light?! By some accounts Diarra is at Pompey finalising a deal!

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Vinny Jones said...

Im watching you every day Wrighty?

Anonymous said...

Fuck off Vinny Jones, talk about watching? I aint ever watching one of your films again, u bore me!

vinny Jones said...

Your Bird Bores me aswell, her arse is too loose now, from raming my Spurs shirt up there on my fist. She does love it though.

cunt chops said...

Gilberto is a mug though, he's been shit when ever he has been asked to play

Losing Diarra is a mistake, Flamini is basic

Phil's a cnt

Anonymous said...

Thats funny that Vinny Jones. Its makes a change from ramming your Spurs shirt up your mum and dads arses I suppose!

Vinny jones said...

What sick Cunt would go near their Mum and Dads arse, you sick individual, this is an Arsenal blog, mug not a page for you to confess your inbread fantasies. Anyway you sound about 12 so Jog On little boy, next your be saying my Mum is fat and my dads gay!

Anonymous said...

You would Vinny, your the sick cunt who rams Spurs shirts up your mum and dads arses. You and them love it! And your mums fat and your dads gay.

Anonymous said...

What are u doing on here anyway Vinny Jones? And why do u enjoy ramming Spurs shirts up your parents arses?

Top Gun said...

Alright children its getting boring now. How about some respect for the blog and discuss the article that has been written?

Anonymous said...

Well said Top Gun!

Anonymous said...

Top Gun are u Wrighty7's boyfriend?

Goonerman said...

Great blog. It seems a shame that Diarra looks to be on the verge of joining Pompey now. He will regret leaving the club as most players do. Its also a shame that these mindless idiots come on this blog to create havoc. Dont worry about them Wrighty7. They'll have to be in bed soon. Keep up the good work. I loved the last article, very funny.

Anonymous said...

I agree Diarra has been very hasty in wanting to leave so soon. Still if he doe's sign for Portsmouth we have made a tidy profit on him.

Mabbs said...

I like your writing style, just a shame you're a Gooner!

Greenday said...

Totally agree.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree.

Anonymous said...

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