If we were to bring in Yann M’Vila, I struggle to think of the role Song would fit in. Is he a better playmaker than Wilshere? No. Is he better at linking up midfield than Arteta? No. Is he a better holding midfielder who keeps things simple than M’Vila? No. I am sincerely struggling to see why we would sign M’Vila. Sure, we could vary our options with him, but would any of the aforementioned players have any interest in being a backup? And this without the OX, Rosicky, Ramsey and Coquelin thrown in the mix. Naturally, I want us to sign
Qualitatively, I disagree that one offsets the other. A team striving to be the best should be able to both hold their own leads and comeback from being a goal down. However I will concede that statistically in terms of league points, they balance out. And emotionally too; for as soul-destroying a lost lead is, nothing stirs the blood like snatching a draw from
Basically, at the heart of it most professional footballers are slimy, greasy dollar-hounds who will jump at a better contract with a larger salary and we just have to accept it. “They’re just like regular people,” we say, “anyone would jump at the chance to change jobs if they were offered more money!” Exactly, which is why I’m pleased to announce I’m leaving my job as a science professor to go and work in
Arsenal are headed into the off-season of 2012 facing a very similar situation. The future of our captain and star player remains very much up in the air., and a lengthy, drawn-out conclusion looms ominously on the horizon. Will he stay? I’ve got no idea. Whatever his choice may be, this time around we need to employ swift and decisive action. If he signs on the dotted line, then lets go out there and recruit some new faces. Podolski is an excellent start, and Yann M’Vila would be a brilliant acquisition - assuming the maelstrom of tales
if it’s a youngster breaking into the team then it has to be Oxlade-Chamberlain (which I’ve taken to pronouncing purely in a French accent: ox-lard sham-blon) and if it’s a first teamer developing it has to be Koz-chel-knee. I’m going to go with the former since I actually thought Kosasaurus was a beast last year and I want to award it to a younger player because I miss my childhood and deserve
The North London derby is the name of the football local derby between two North London based teams – Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur. Both Arsenal and Tottenham (often referred to by their nickname, Spurs) fans have recognized each other as rivals despite the fact that, until recently, they rarely competed in the same area on the table. Arsenal traditionally has been a top 4 team while Spurs had been competing for mid table. With Spurs' recent success, they have vaulted themselves to the top 6 and, in 2010, they qualified for the UEFA Champions League by placing within the top 4. Since, they have competed with Arsenal for Champions League places.
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