Arsene Happy for Ade Well, as touched upon briefly yesterday and the day before, congratulations to Ade for his 30 goals. 30 goals that no one thought he could reach, not even Arsene.
“I didn’t think Adebayor would reach 30 goals this season, I thought he would get 15.” “In this team you can score goals when you play up front because we always go forward and you get good service. But, I feel there is more in his locker than what he is doing at the moment. You cannot ask a striker to score 50 goals but if he repeats this amount every year, that is a mark of class.”Arsene calls for consistency in Ade’s performances. We’d all like the big man to do what Thierry did and get 30 goals a season, so let’s hope he starts next season where he left off.
Bafetimbi Gomis to Newcastle?Talking about strikers, we’ve been linked once again with St Etienne’s Bafetimbi Gomis, a highly rated young French striker. Arsene has sent scouts to watch him and many people saw him playing in North London in the next year or two… but it looks like Newcastle have stolen a march on us. Apparently, they’ve offered £14 million for the player, who Arsene rates as a £6-7m player.
Four Points AwayI spoke yesterday about how close we were to the title this season and if only we had won at Birmingham, if only Eduardo hadn’t been injured… if only… but’s it’s true. Today we sit on 77 points, remember we won the league with 78 before. But we’re four points off the top, and Arsene is seething…
“I feel we were one game away in this championship. If we win at Old Trafford, we are champions. It’s just one game, and in that game we were 1-0 up and we had two or three chances to score the second goal, so you cannot say we had a bad season. We have 77 points and we have won championships with 78.”He’s got a point, but finishing second or third is better than everyone thought we’d finish and considering our selling and buying during the summer and the youth policy, it’s a testomony to our players and manager that we’ve been challenging this season… It’s going to be tough next season, I expect Chelsea, United and Liverpool to invest more into the transfer market. As the press suggests, Chelsea may have a mini-overhaul. Interestingly, Sp*rs have snapped up Modric and opened negiotations for David Villa, as I said, it’s going to be tough… But let’s think positive… a fully fit Arsenal squad is definitely a team to be reckoned with and with Carlos Vela returning and a few additions, we could have one of the strongest teams in the last few years next season…]]>