Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Laurent Koscielny? He Won't Be The Last Defender Coming In

This summer the Arsenal back-line has taken a bigger pounding than Lindsay Lohan's back-door.

Big Sol looks like he's off to Celtic to enjoy an easy ending to his career, Fish-Head is going home to the Atlantic Ocean, while Big Willy has not been seen since France's exit from the World Cup. He is rumoured to be in a mental home.

This leaves us with TWO centre-backs in Johan Djourou and Thomas Vermaelen. It that enough for an entire campaign of football?

Of course it's not I hear you scream!

It's widely believed that Laurent Koscielny, the Polish-French centre-back, will be signing for us in the next couple of days.

So with him signing, and going by my mathematics, that makes three centre-backs at the club.

We really could do with another. I think Arsene Wenger will sign another too.

In my opinion Thomas Vermaelen and Johan Djouoru will start as the first-choice pairing this season.

What's that you say Wrighty? Wenger has just spent £8.1m on Koscielny so surely he will start as one of the two centre-backs.

I think not.

Thomas Vermaelen is going to be the number one choice next season. He's earned that title and possibly a crack at the Skippers arm-band if Cesc Fabregas does leave.

Johan Djourou said that Wenger told him he sold Kolo Toure for the Swiss man to play. That's enough for me.

I think Johan has earned his stripes at the club, served his apprenticeship, and is more than good enough to start despite his doubters.

Ideally I think Wenger would like Sol Campbell to stay but I can't see it. If Sol did stay then I doubt we would see another defender joining but as I've said it looks like he is off.

For me Laurent Koscielny will begin his Arsenal career as back-up. Probably to Vermaelen due to him being left-footed like our Belgian defender.

With Koscielny being the back-up left sided center-back, Wenger will need a back-up right sided one too.

That's why I believe Laurent Koscielny will not be the last defender signing for Arsenal this summer.

Keep it Goonerish.........

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Please, Please, Please No Robert Green!

I keep hearing or seeing these rumours linking us with West Ham United and England goalkeeper Robert Green and to be honest it is giving me nightmares.

I know we need a new 'keeper but Robert Green?

Please no! Say it isn't true!

I'm sorry but in my opinion he is no better than our very own Manuel Almunia.

We need someone who will instill a bit of confidence in the back-line and for me Green is certainly not that man.

Over the last season many knocked Almunia for his mistakes. Well, Robert Green made mistakes that led to MORE goals than ANYONE else in the Premiership.

So that means he made more fuck-ups than the Spaniard did too. So why do we 'apparently' want him?

Don't get me wrong, Green is a good keeper but NOT a great one and a club the size of ours need a great keeper.

People say that the last world-class keeper we had was David Seaman. I disagree. I think Jens Lehmann was world-class too and he was outed quicker than lager turns to piss.

For me, Joe Hart is a great keeper. Yes, he isn't in the class of David Seaman or Jens Lehmann, yet, but I have no doubt he will be.

I don't think Green can improve his game anymore whereas Hart will just get better and better.

Englands number one should be Joe Hart. Yes, he lacks experience, but so does Germany's first choice keeper Manuel Neuer, and if the Germans can use an inexperienced goalie, then so can England.

With it being well-known that Arsenal made a bid for Fulham's Mark Schwarzer it is obvious that we after a new stopper between the sticks.

If we are going to take a gamble then I'd rather take one on Joe Hart and certainly not Robert Green.

Keep it Goonerish.............

Saturday, 19 June 2010

And People Worship This P*ick?

What a slap in the face for England fans.

Not only did we have to watch that pile of shit attempt to play football, we had to take abuse from the one 'saviour' in our team too.

This was meant to be Wayne Rooney's World Cup. The year he announced himself on the same stage as Pele, Maradonna and Shakespeare.

Yeah right.

Rooney has been abysmal in this tournament. I've always thought he was over-rated, now I'm definitely seeing why.

People are quick to jump on Emile Heskey's back, make him a scapegoat. He is the easy target isn't he? When he makes a mistake its well documented.

However, if Rooney fucks something up then excuses are made for him. Its a liberty.

I hope now people see what I've seen in Rooney all this time. That he is an ungrateful petulant little munster and he is not as good as people like to make out he is.

How dare he have a pop at England fans. Calling us unloyal.

Loyal? He doesn't know the meaning of the word. Didn't he once say 'Always a blue' then straight away switch alliance from Everton to Manchester United at the drop of a hat?

Those England fans out there in South Africa deserve better. Some probably saved up since the last World Cup to get out there and yet Rooney calls them unloyal?

This is why I find it hard to support England. I hate the likes of Rooney, Terry and co. They all think they are better than what they are and throw their dummy's out when the going gets tough.

The truth is England are being found out. We can talk about how great the likes of Rooney is all day long but they aren't great. They look good at club level but that's only because they are being carried by the 'dirty foreigners' that people are quick to condemn.

The fans who paid fortunes to go to Africa, to watch those wankers, have every right to boo. It was bad enough to watch on TV, if I'd have paid the money the England fans have to get there I'd expect a lot more too!

I never thought a lot of Rooney before this World Cup and I'm surprised but I think even less of him now. The man has thrown back everything in the face of us English. He needs to grow up.

Keep it Goonerish........

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Where Is The 'Dig' From Cesc Here?

Here they give us much more information than they do at Arsenal, definitely.”

“At Arsenal we don’t really look at anything from the other team, we look for ourselves and that’s it.

“Here, maybe two three days before the game, we start looking at some videos, we know more or less the starting eleven that is going to play … we know nearly everything about them.

“You just have to have your group of friends here, you play cards, you play Playstation, you have fun. We train morning, afternoon, go to sleep early … you don’t have much time to think about it really.”

I've read this comment from a Cesc Fabregas interview until my eyes have bled and I still, for the life of me, cannot see a direct dig at Arsenal or Arsene Wenger anywhere.

You can interpret and analyse these few sentences until your brain can take no more but for me, the simple fact is, there is nothing in these comments.

Fabregas was asked to compare the difference between Arsenal and Spain's preparation for upcoming football matches. He is not having a dig!

Its a well known fact that Arsene Wenger pretty much concentrates on just what Arsenal do, not what the opposition do.

Whether this is right or wrong I don't know but what I do know that Wenger knows more than I do!

Of course I can see why this comment could be taken out of context. All summer we've had this shit from Barcelona and the media twisting anything that Cesc says into something more than what it is.

I look at it like this; Whatever will be will be.

It may seem all doom and gloom surrounding our skipper at the moment but I don't think he would disrespect the club and the man who made him into the superstar he is today.

He is better than that. He is classy. Just like Arsenal.

Keep it Goonerish................

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Yaya Yaya Yaya Yaya Yaya!

How about Na Na Na Na Na and one more for luck, Na.

This is one transfer that will never, ever, ever happen. Never in my whole entire stinking existence anyway.

Why are Arsenal forever being linked with Yaya Toure? I know his agent (pimp) has been whoring Kolo's little brother around like a little hoe but flip de flop I wish there would be an end to it all!

Everywhere I look I see the speculation linking him with a move to Arsenal or even rejecting us!

Now that makes me giggle like a school girl. Yaya Toure, rejecting a move to Arsenal? Does nobody actually remember the fact that he was on trial for Arsenal once. And was rejected.

So who has done the rejecting?

I can't doubt that Yaya is a quality player but there is no chance of him joining Arsenal so whenever you see that he would consider a move to us or that he has turned us down don't pay attention.

The story, like my blog, is boring now.

Of course Yaya Toure is at the World Cup and putting himself in the shop window. Did you know that he has even rejected Arsenal?

Talking of the World Cup a pal of mine runs a World Cup blog called A2BWorld Cup. Check it out. It has some interesting articles. I wrote on there once too about England's chances of glory.

Slim to fuck all if you ask me.

I can't wait till tomorrow. The Premiership fixtures are announced and finally proper football will be back soon.

Is it me or has this World Cup been shite so far? As for those poxy trumpet things..........

Keep it Goonerish.............

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Where Is The Love?

I felt a right wanker last night. Still do a little bit.

The reason? I just can't muster up the love for England and still haven't caught World Cup fever or even a cold.

How bad is that? I don't even feel that bothered about England. There must be something wrong with me.

Even Robert Green's mental mistake didn't affect me. To be honest I laughed. I giggled at a fuck up that could cost my country qualification from the group stages.

Its unreal really because I know for a fact that had it been Arsenal I was watching last night and an Arsenal keeper making an error like that I'd have the right arse today. Proper.

So why am I like this? It's not always been like this for me. In the last World Cup I loved England, in fact I found the whole thing exciting and got caught up in the frenzy.

Last night one of my mates (a real one) asked me if I had a choice between an England World Cup victory or Arsenal winning the Premiership what would I choose. I chose Arsenal. Not even a little hesitation and most of my pals were shocked. They couldn't understand.

I'm sure its the same for most Gooners. Most of us would put Arsenal over their countries any day.

Keep it Goonerish..........

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Gallas And Senderos SHOULD Have Been Arsenal Legends

Well Philippe Senderos has gone and it looks like William Gallas is on his toes too.

Its a shame really because I feel that both should have become Arsenal legends.

The truth is the closest they ever came to becoming icons at the club was wearing the shirt numbers of former idols Tony Adams and Dennis Bergkamp.

Big things were expected of Senderos and Gallas when both signed for Arsenal but neither really hit the heights expected of them.

In Philippe's case he is a confidence player and to be honest that confidence was continually beaten out of him either by being over-looked for first team action when in form or by Didier Drogba.

It wouldn't surprise me if Senderos has nightmares about Drogba. He had plenty against him on the pitch.

It's funny that in this day and age we judge players so early in their careers. Back in the day players like Senderos were given a lot more time and more leeway when making mistakes.

Look at Tony Adams in his early days. He wasn't called a donkey for no reason.

The difference is that Adams had the character and self-belief to overcome the criticism and become one of the biggest figure heads in Arsenal's history. Senderos hasn't got that.

To me, Phillipe Senderos has got great ability and had his mental strength met that natural talent then we could have had a player who became even better than Tony Adams.

Unfortunately Arsenal Football Club is too big for someone like Phillipe. Fulham will be a better level for him and I expect him to do well there.

I'd like to add that people often forget that he took Cesc Fabregas under his wing and helped the Spaniard settle into London. I think he deserves a lot of credit for that.

I wish Senderos well. In his case there will always be that question of 'what could have been'.

William Gallas is a different kettle of fish.

When the Frenchman signed I was ecstatic to be honest and I truthfully believed that we got a better deal than Chelsea did in the Gallas-Cole swap deal. Especially when we received £5m too!

Looking back at his time with us I'd have to say its been a bit of roller coaster ride for him. Despite this people will know that I love Gallas and rate him very highly. Always have and always will.

I'll admit though that I thought the move would have had more success. Especially on the trophy front.

When he was announced as captain I thought at the time it was a good move. He was a winner and he could only lead Arsenal to silverware.

It didn't pan out that way.

The captaincy was taken from him in controversial style. I don't actually think he did a lot wrong. When criticising the squad he only said what a lot of us were thinking wasn't he?

Would there had been so much uproar had Cesc Fabregas said the same?

I think regarding William Gallas he wasn't really given a chance at Arsenal. He was never popular with Gooners but there are times when he didn't really endear himself to many of us.

Especially the Birmingham incident.......And surprise. I defended him then too!

What went wrong with Gallas? He should have become a legend. He is a world-class defender and I'm gutted to see him go.

The man should look back at his time with Arsenal and as in Senderos' case think 'what might have been'.

Maybe if his attitude had been a little better there would be more Gooners out there, like me, who are disappointed with him leaving the club with no silverware and really as a bit of an outcast.

It should have been a whole lot better for both.

Lets hope that the next players who grace the prestigious numbers 6 and 10 fare better than their predecessors.

Keep it Goonerish...............

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Can Someone Just Punch Xavi In The Mouth Please. Really Hard.

This Xavi geezer is really beginning to get on my tits. The bloke is a diabolical mug who never keeps his lips closed.

Its not often that I resort to suggest offering some violence to someone but Xavi is getting on my last nerve.

Has the man got a case of OCD? Does he have to repeat himself several hundred times a day to get on with his life?

Listen, I understand OCD is a serious condition and it must be difficult to live with but Xavi needs a vicious sharp jab to the jaw to keep it shut.

He continues to go on and on and on and on and on about Cesc Fabregas and if he suffers with OCD then fair enough, he can't help it. I apologise.

But to hear about Fabregas's Barcelona DNA all the time is driving me crazy. I'll tell Xavi something, I'd love to show him my Arsenal GBH.

Every day I trawl through News Now to see who Arsenal have signed and all I seem to see is this man running off his mouth. It is getting boring. More boring than watching paint dry. In fact, more boring than watching Chelsea play.

The man is a fantastic player. I probably enjoy watching him play as much as anyone but as a person he is a wanker.

Xavi should show Arsenal a bit more respect because from what I'm seeing he, and Barcelona, have lost a lot of mine and I'm sure many others too.

Keep it Goonerish..........

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

Never Thought I'd Say This But Here It Goes......


That's right, I did it. Something I never thought I'd do. Cheer on Jose Mourinho. I really hope that Real Madrid win La Liga next season and take Barcelona down a peg or two.

Those cheeky Catalan bastards have done nothing but tap up Cesc Fabregas since the end of last season and until today didn't even have the decency to put in a bid for our skipper.

Barcelona have just led him on, flirting away and turning his head. It's a bit like when you have been with the missus for a few years and this stunning exotic little treacle comes along and flutters her eye-lids at you. You've still got it. Of course you ARE tempted. You are only human.

But then your missus steps into action and reality kicks in. Very firmly she puts the exotic little treacle in her place. You saw the little treacle, she made a move, but now she has been snatched away. Admittedly you are gutted for a while. Who wouldn't be? But the truth is you would be happier with your missus anyway.

That's what Arsenal have done today. They are the missus and Barcelona is the little treacle. Very firmly our club, our Arsenal, have put those muggy deluded fools in their place.

I must say Arsenal have conducted themselves marvelously throughout this whole 'ordeal' that Barcelona have put us through this summer. It must have been very tempting just to say, in a polite way, "fuck right off" to the Spanish champions.

While I don't feel that this is the end of it at least we have seen that Arsenal have finally got some bollocks and will not get fucked about.

Well done Arsenal!

Keep it Goonerish.................

Theo Didn't Earn His Place At The World Cup But He Needs Us Now

The kerfuffle surrounding Theo Walcott is out of control.

The poor lad will be suffering at the moment but it seems almost everyone is enjoying kicking him whilst he is down.

I fully admit that Theo hasn't done enough this season to warrant a place in England's World Cup squad. Far from it in fact, but what he doesn't need right now is people jumping on an already rolling band-wagon trying to explain why.

It's done now, just leave it. Walcott doesn't need the likes of Chris Waddle basically saying that he is shit and he didn't deserve his place anyway.

What he needs right now is an arm around the shoulder. A talk to prove Fabio Capello wrong in the future and not these harsh words.

Waddle should know what its like to be a young footballer under pressure. He was one once. What he should also know is Walcott is probably the most under-pressure footballer to wear the England shirt in recent times.

So why be so harsh? It's almost as if now he and the Theo-bashers can say I told you so.

Theo, the poor little git has now had TWO World Cup nightmares at the grand old age of 21. I feel for the boy. I really do.

Where is anyone offering support in the public eye? Where is the help? People are quick to criticise but not sharp enough to help. It's like they are enjoying watching Theo fail.

That's why Theo needs us. The Gooners. We can support him and hopefully, through this bitter disappointment, he can come back next season a more refreshed and focused player.

Get behind Walcott now. He needs us.

Keep it Goonerish..........