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08

Thoughts on Hleb, Flamini, Nasri and Defence.

Finally some time on a Sunday night to write about certain Arsenal related stuff. Yes i’ve disappeared yet again because of heavy workload, certain women in my life and of course the ridiculousness of “silly season”.

One day i’ll read reports like “Gomez high on Wenger’s list” the next day a headline claims Adebayor’s head turned by AC Milan.

On that note, all credit to the Togonator (© Arseblog) to have went on Arsenal.com not once, but twice! to say “Pshaw! Youse-discreditin-me-man-we-be-tight-at-Arsenal-and-i-can’t-wait-to-talk-fast-on-interviews-next season.”

So. Hleb is going. All these fucking bollocks talking through his agent made me lose so much of my respect for him. And i really liked him because in the few instances he actually stood up for the men next to him (sorry, just watched 300), Alex Hleb actually lead me to believe that he was happy at Arsenal. Well, thats all bullshit now innit? Only goes to show whatever measure of loyalty he had at the beginning of the season was only fleeting. Till the damn news is official, my “Fuck Off!” to you is hiding in the shadows like a cloaked dagger.

Flamini… why? If you leave for pastures anew, whatever. Why add salt to our ulcers (not the potentially fatal ones but the ones in your mouth that form after you bite the inner linings of your mouth). Shut your fucking trap after you go so you maintain some kinda dignity and most of us MIGHT still think fondly of you. But noooo, talk talk talk, yak yak yak. What the fuck. The whole “i didn’t go to Milan for money” is whole load of horse-eye-gunk and you know it. Please don’t take us Gooners for tools. We’re not that dense. Just because you majored in Law, does not make you the Dog’s bollocks. You, my dear mistake-of-making-you-a-wallpaper-of-the-month friend can bugger off. Die in Uefa cup hell, little bitch.

Nasri. Well then. It seems like we REALLY have the deal all wrapped up now. I don’t know, its kinda irritating to be an Arsenal fan during the summer because we operate under the radar when it comes to transfers (in). Don’t get me wrong, i totally agree with this because we won’t get bullshit from the usual transfer humdrum like other clubs do. But we miss out on the sequence of going on to soccernet-get all excited about rumour-soccernet announces the deal-we whoop!-and see the official news on arsenal.com…now we have to contend with rubbish rumour mongering on rubbish news sites and get our emotions all toyed with.

Just like a manipulative lover, but in a footballistic sense.

Back to Nasri, I’m not sure if he’s what we need but with Vela coming in, and Rosicky seemingly repaired and Walcott ready to take on more of a full time role in the 1st Eleven, i’d say yes. Exciting dribbler and young and french. Why the fuck not huh?

Right. So. What now for defence then. Like most arsenal bloggers, i don’t think willie and toure work well together. Honestly, for a team that the manager keeps on repeating about team spirit and togetherness, we sure ain’t showing it. Let me put across a question,

If our current Captain did not have that little crying fit at Birmingham and actually went on to spur the troops on,

a) would we have done better in the League and CL?
b) would flamini have left?
c) would hleb have been touched by the togetherness of the squad?

Another question begs, did Gallas actually pull the players aside to talk to them about how this team can go on to win bigger things?

Its easier to say “lets not make him a scapegoat” but seriously now, i’m a big fan of the notions that a great leader can bring a bunch of misfits and make them work together, a great leader can also bring a bunch of good players and make them great. Inspiration is underrated in this case, i feel. In my personal experience, a battle cry thats full of rage and energy can actually spur a bunch of misfits that didn’t even want to make an effort to rush up the hill in the first place…imagine what a properly timed “come on, let’s tear them apart!!” would do to a bunch a young players that already have great tenacity?

No, Gallas is not the right Captain. Giving him another season might be an option but i’d rather not risk it. But then, I’m not Le Gaffer so we have to put our trust in him then. Till the next time we have spectacular news…read you later.

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