Happy Sunday people, a day of rest as people say. I don’t know if I’ll be resting today, I doubt it, I’ve got few odd jobs I wouldn’t mind getting off my to-do list before the new week starts. We’ll see what happens though, as I may take the rest part into my stride instead.
In Arsenal news there’s some information going round Twitter that apparently Higuain is set to leave in the next few days. The club he’s leaving for remains unconfirmed, but with all the links to Arsenal it’s hard to see him going anywhere else. I don’t know what to think of all of it yet, but one of the people I speak to says that there’s a chance they’ve finished the deal already but are waiting to finalise another so they can announce a double swoop, which would be good indeed.
I was discussing a few potential transfers yesterday about who this mystery second signing could be? Or potentially third if you consider Sanogo too. If you think that Fellaini, Rooney, Fabregas and Cesar have all be strongly linked with the club, is it a possibility that it could be any one of these four?
If you analyse each of them, none of them are entirely unlikely. Fellaini has a release clause which is within our budget at £24m, Fabregas is available at £25m, not to mention Barca still owe us money for both him and Song and we have a 50% sell on clause, Cesar is available at £1.5m and wants to stay in London and Rooney is apparently available at £20m and wants to stay in the Premier League.
I’d be happy with any one of them, but realistically I can only see Cesar or Fellaini happening. Cesar is cheap and well within our budget, he’s the Brazilian number one and has a year in the Premier League so he could definitely offer something to the squad. Fellaini has a long term admirer in Wenger and is a proven talent in the Premier League, he is worth the money and his wage demands aren’t as high as the papers are reporting, so it’s not unlikely too.
I still don’t think Fabregas is leaving, although I’ve heard whispers that Per is changing his shirt number as somebody coming in wants it. I also don’t think we can get Rooney, however I didn’t think United would get van Persie, so I’m happy to be proved wrong on this one. One thing I heard back in April was that Wenger told the squad that Rooney was his favourite non-Arsenal player, which got a few shocked responses but it shows that Wenger certainly rates him. If there’s a possibility he can get him, I’m sure he’ll do everything he can to do so.
Last thing to touch on today is this fantastic video by @FrenchFinesse titled Eight Years of Memories. It’s 8 minutes at 17 seconds of brilliance and I’d recommend you watch it whenever you find the time. It’s impossible to not smile on a number of occasions during it and what makes it so special is that I’m sure everybody smiled at different things more than others. It shows that certain moments hold different emotional memories for each one of us, which is why we all love the club the way we do. I don’t want people to see this video as a negative as to what we used to be, but as a positive for our future and what we can be.
Anyway that’s all for today, if you fancy some bonus reading check out this interesting article on Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant Paul Clement and his incredible journey going from a secondary school teacher to where he is today. It’s a remarkable story and well worth your time.
If you fancy a quick giggle, have a look at Spurs away kit for next season. I don’t think it can get any more obvious who they’re sponsored by. Typical of a shit club to allow a big corporate sponsorship to push values and tradition aside in the name of money. Not that they have any values or tradition anyway, but even less so now. Now they’re even more of a laughing stock, which I guess isn’t a bad thing at all, really?
Enjoy the last day of your weekend, more tomorrow as always.