The future is bright, the future is Orange

August 20, 2010 by   Filed under: Arsenal FC, Premier League

I wasn’t going to post anything until after the game against Blackpool on Saturday at The Emirates as I’ve been trying to revive my blog from a virus damage but it seems I have lost most of my posts so I’m starting let’s say from scratch.

I just got back from a long break and haven’t really followed all the transfer gossip, however I still believe we are at least two players short. We all know where we need to strengthen so I’m not going to repeat myself as this has been the main subject of all Arsenal blogs for the past two months at least. With the transfer window soon closing we haven’t got a lot of time to buy those additional players, yet I hope Arsene will pull them out from somewhere. I’m not expecting miracles here but at least good enough backs up just in case as injuries are still very much popular amongst our players. I don’t know what it is but I sense a injury curse hanging over our club.

Sammy is out for a month after a minor surgery to his knee , Frimpong has damaged his cruciate knee ligaments in training and will be out for up to nine months (whole season I expect), I can still add Super Nick to the list as Denilson, Djourou, Song , Van Persie and Cesc should all be available as per Wenger’s pre-match interview:

“All are available – at different levels [of fitness],”

“I need to make up my mind who I integrate in the squad. But there is no major problem for anybody really.

“Denilson has not played since 14th April and not played one minute of a game [in pre-season]. He still needs to work. All the others are quite available, at least to be on the bench.

“But at the same time we do not want to rush it. To have a good season you need a good preparation so we want to especially build up Cesc and Van Persie well.

“They came back on 5th August and you need three to four weeks’ preparation if you want to do well in the Premier League.”

We are officially being linked with a Sevilla’s Sébastien Squillaci, watching today’s pre-match interview Arsene was asked where are we with this transfer. He just said that nothing is 100% and it’s way too early to confirm that he will join us. I’m a little concerned here because we have just let Gallas and Sol Campbell go and suddenly we are bidding for a veteran with no Premier League experience. It may sound a little harsh, however this is a complete and utter nonsense, don’t get me wrong I’m not judging Squillaci here, I just think we should go for a player who has at least 5 years left in him and to me Michael Ciani looks already like a better option, for now let’s wait and see.

The future still does look bright let’s not forget this is not a sprint it’s a marathon and whatever we do make sure we get behind our lads all the way, there is a job that needs to be done and shooting down Orange it will be come Saturday afternoon. Blackpool will definitely be up for it and will be on a high after spanking Wigan last weekend so 100% effort and commitment is required from us to show them we mean business. We don’t want any of that Hull City home game repeat do we now?  

Till next time


7 Comments on "The future is bright, the future is Orange"

  1. Coby Jones on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 4:01 pm 

    Well you have said it all let watch and see something might spring up cos wenger is full of suprises…But for me i dont think sebastein is not a good option for replacement of the Veteran Sol and Gallas but i think is just an injury prone player just hope wenger can go for a more better play we are going to see Johan 2morow if he plays well bet me Wenger is going to draw a curtin on transfer window….Cheers all Gunner from Africa

  2. ArthurTheGooner on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 4:33 pm 

    You may be right about that, I certainly hope he doesn’t. We need one more bare minimum, two would be great but somehow I don’t think he will.

    In the mean time let’s wait and see.

  3. Carmelo Pace malta. on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 7:23 pm 

    Please it really get to me,when you ( englishman )say that this player and that,have no premiere league footbal experience,what the heck do you think ,that your league is something out of this world?come on cut the crap,before these players played in this so called out of this world legue( e p l )henry,bergkamp,kosielny,vermealen,edu,,gilberto,just to name a few,and did playin your holy GRAIL OF A LEAGUE and did better than most of your english kick and rush players,and thank god day and night that we have ARSENE WENGER as manager

  4. ArthurTheGooner on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 8:27 pm 


    I think you misuderstood my intentions here, if you read carefully above I have never said that the Premier League is out of this world, I also didn’t say that Sébastien Squillaci is not good enough but I think we should investing in players who will remain at the club for longer nothing else. I think it makes sense to employ a younger player and teach him the Arsenal way. I was never meant to offend anyone and I don’t think I did.

  5. Dave on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 11:31 pm 

    Arthur the Gooner
    The guy turned 30 last week!!! He is a vastly experienced player with 20 internationals. Vast La Liga, Ligue 1 experience, tall 185cm reliable, he seems like exactly the player we need. You’re probably the same guy who complains when wenger goes after a younger player! The club have Verme (24) Koz (24) and Djurou (23) a 30 year old is the exact thing they need.

  6. ArthurTheGooner on Fri, 20th Aug 2010 11:38 pm 


    I probably haven’t seen enough of him to be convinced plus we have just let Gallas go who has 80 caps for his country and god knows how many Premier League starts, all I’m saying is that I would rather go for someone who is approx 26 with a little bit of both. I don’t go around complaning I don’t need to but sometimes I have my doubts and certain situations make me feel this way, everyone is entitled to an opinion my friend.

  7. davenycity on Wed, 15th Sep 2010 10:07 am 

    great blog thank you

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