I fucking hate international breaks, especially at such a crucial period in the Premier League. However, it does give some players a rest and it gives us fans some time to reflect on other matters.
Today I’m looking ahead to the summer, and more specifically, what Arsène will be doing in the Transfer window. Today who should be sold? and tomorrow,, who he will buy. Because let’s be honest, we do need some upgrades.
Let’s firstly look at who should be going out the door.
Rosicky: Getting on a bit at 35 years old and hardly playing due to continuing injuries. SELL
Arteta: Ditto, ageing and injured. SELL
Flamini: Ditto, ageing, injured and when he does play, a liability. SELL
Mertesacker: Getting close to his sell buy date but a useful squad player. KEEP for another year and then send him back to Dooshland.
Walcott: Has had his opportunity to prove his worth at CF and fluffed his lines. SELL while the price is good.
Oxlade: Has had loads of opportunities to prove himself but doesn’t seem to be improving. SELL
Giroud: Despite having a fairly respectable amount of goals, 12 PL goals this season, still hasn’t gelled with the midfield and really isn’t at a standard where you can say he is top class. SELL
Sanchez and Özil: My jury is still out on these two, both have hit a period of mediocre or bad form and struggling with their mental strength. KEEP both for another season if they don’t both put in transfer requests this summer. If either of them do, then…. SELL
Cazorla: Still playing well but ageing, and if he can stay injury free a good squad player but getting close to his sell by date. KEEP
Every other team member from our squad…… KEEP.
That leaves us with:
Cech / Ospina / Macey
Bellerin / Chambers / Koscielny / Paul Easter / BFG / Monreal / Gibbs
Coquelin / Elneny / Cazorla / Ramsey/ Özil / Sanchez / Iwobi /
Welbeck / Campbell
Plus some of our teenagers who are progressing through the ranks.
Leaves us with a glaring gap in the striker department, a priority in the summer, plus possibly another DM and a creative Box to Box midfielder, though I see Elneny developing that role over time.
Those are my views, now the Sore Arses can decide, remember, Your Vote Counts, well of course it fucking doesn’t, it’s just a bit of fun amongst the fans who have no say in what the Manager or the club does.
You have a multiple choice: