Snow Joke & Transfer Gossip
Last night’s postponement means that nothing changes at the top, weather forecasts for the coming weekend suggest more adverse conditions outside of the ground are possible. Criticism of the club is misplaced since they are part of the decision making process, police and local officials driving the process once the areas surrounding the ground become affected and potential impact on trains out of the capital.
Amazing though that Arsenal can get their hands on a whole pile of grit yet local authorities in the United Kingdom cannot. Still, who would have thought that we would ever get snow here, eh?
Arsene would have preferred the game to go ahead, concerned that the congestion in fixtures may be detrimental later on. That is true, we all remember 1980 and the ludicrous schedule imposed on the club at the tale end of that season. No repeat should be countenanced with Fifa being prepared to tell national associations that clubs have first call on the players since there are only friendlies played internationally once the ACN has completed its course. That won’t happen but it would be nice if it did, showing Fifa actually considers club football as more than fodder for internationals.
Such concerns are for the minute premature as there are enough free midweek dates to accommodate three or four postponed Premier League fixtures. A bigger issue may be the loss of momentum which Arsenal has been gathering. The first match following international breaks invariably has a poor performance – by Arsenal standards – and this will be a nagging doubt in Wenger’s mind if the Everton match is postponed.
Away from the lack of action, Arsene is reported to be interested in spending £3.6m of the used tenners from the carrier bag under Ivan Gazidis desk on Lacina Traore from the Romanian club, Cluj. No, I’ve not seen him play either so cannot offer any opinion.
Reportedly, he is the ‘next Adebayor‘ which given the problems with the first one suggest that this is no recommendation whatsoever. Indeed, one could quite reasonably put forward that paying £3m for the player is spending irresponsibly were Arsene inclined to follow that course of action.
Much of the speculation is to relieve the boredom in newsrooms around the globe as any hint of searching out the truth. Clubs have resorted to denying claims that players are on trial at Arsenal or just not even responding to fantastic stories that a squad player who happens to be scoring will be makeweights to take Cesc back to Spain. Still, perhaps there is a nugget of truth in Manchester United’s £20m interest in Benzema which may have caused Le Boss‘ ears to prick up.
Posted on January 7, 2010, in Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Premiership, Soccer, Transfer Gossip and tagged Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Soccer, Transfer Gossip, Transfer Rumours. Bookmark the permalink. 252 Comments.