Wednesday, 29 June 2016

NEWS LETTER: France a waste of time says Arsene, so England have no chance…

Morning all.

I’m not sure how much truth there is in this story, in fact I doubt there’s any really. Our French manager, the one who the FA and it’s cronies have been blaming for years for the demise of the international team, is apparently the same man they want to manage the England team. Not only that, they are prepared to wait for year until his Arsenal contract expires.
Back in 2014, Arsene Wenger was asked about whether he could one day manage the French international side to which he allegedly replied:
As the France coach, there are only two interesting things: the World Cup and the Euros. The rest is a little bit of a waste of time.
He clearly enjoys the day to day stuff at a football club and just getting together with a group of players a few times a year, is not for him and let’s be honest, if he doesn’t want to manage his own international football team which boasts a few top class players, I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t want to manage a bunch of over-rated, overpaid Englishman. No, Arsene will stay at Arsenal and for a few years yet I feel. That is if this upcoming season is a good one and by that I don’t necessarily mean winning the league etc, but the way Arsenal play.
Arsene and Arsenal need a good transfer window then get this group playing some good football again. None of the tippy tappy stuff, let’s have some pace, clinical finishing and a strong organised defensive unit. In other words, everything England isn’t and as much as it pains me to say, too many times last season, Arsenal played like England did against Iceland.
Granit Xhaka will bring something different to our midfield but I wonder who he’ll pair up with. Cazorla, Elneny or Coquelin? What about Ramsey? If he continues to show the kind of form he’s shown for Wales, he’ll be tough to leave out won’t he? Wilshere, well I just don’t and can’t see where he’ll fit in. He was awful for England but to be fair on him, he should never have been selected in the first place.
The defence still worries me. Koscielny, Merts, Gabriel and then Chambers – that’s far from being a strong defence and one injury to Bellerin and we are back to Debuchy if he stays which I doubt very much he will. Up front, well we’ve all gone on about that long enough now and there’s hope that Arsene Wenger is eyeing a striker otherwise why go for Vardy?
The COPA America is over, the Euros aren’t far from following suit and the transfer window officially opens in a couple of days time so hopefully, Arsene will get moving and sort the squad out.
In the meantime, keep hitting that F5 button on NewsNow and hope we get a surprise or four!
Have a good Wednesday guys…

Posted By: Rico. From Highbury House