In a crazy week of nothingness, the Internationals aren’t a great deal interesting. I tried my best to make Theo Walcott performance for England on Friday as interesting as possible… and I did make my point on the only real thing I was interested in… In other Internationals, a whole heap of other players were involved – you can click here for more info on all the International action.
There is not exactly too much going on in the world of Arsenal. Samir Nasri is fit and raring to go, which is awesome news ahead of the Bolton game and apart from that, there isn’t much news – which is probably why I’m taking time out to comment on Adebayor’s latest statement.
When asked about whether he felt Man City was a bigger club than Arsenal:
“Yeah, it does feel like that. With the great new players we’ve got we have a wonderful chance to make history. But it’s all about results. If we can win ten games in a row, people will class Manchester City as bigger than Arsenal.”
Now I know the question was asked, but the answer shows such an annoying lack of respect from the former Arsenal player. My gripe is that Adebayor is really like that bitter ex-girlfriend – the one who can’t stop talking about his former lover… the one who he thinks about all the time – without getting too graphic, I’ll stop there. But you get the drift. Adebayor apparently loved our club, but then on his first interview at Man City, he spoke about his love for Man City… erm… now just imagine seeing a girl for like 2 or 3 years and then telling everyone you were in love with her… and then breaking up and dating someone for like a week and then telling everyone you were in love with them instead… it doesn’t make sense, does it…
And then there is the actual interesting part of the statement – people classing Manchester City as bigger than Arsenal…? I’m sorry, but I don’t know what planet Ade is on. Man City bigger than Arsenal… it’s not just about the wage bill Ade – it’s about everything – the youth, the training ground, the the history, the passion, the fans, the Premiership, the Champions League, and above the achievements in the game.
But then we have the very dislikeable Arjen Robben, who doesn’t really know much else… check out what he said about Rafael Van Der Vaart:
“I knew of his interest in England and that van Persie had been speaking with him about how great life in London was. I think when Robin was trying to convince him how great London and the Premier League was, it was as though he was trying to convince him to join Arsenal. It’s kind of backfired on Robin a little bit now, though, because he has signed for their biggest rivals. Before Rafa signed, I’d still have had Arsenal down as the stronger team – but now I don’t think there is anything between them. For fans who have not seen a lot of him, I would compare him to Cesc Fabregas. He can play out wide, but his ideal position is playing in the middle of the park as playmaker. Spurs can play him as they wish but he is by far the most talented player in their squad. If they don’t build the team around him in the middle, it will be a big waste.”
Suddenly with RvdV’s entrance into the scene, without kicking a ball Robben says that Sp*rs are on our level… Okay, so that’s Arsenal in 6th position this season… Dirk Kuyt’s at Liverpool, ex-team mate Pienaar’s at Everton… Fine, Robben was saying his mind and of course bigging up his friend Vaart, but I wholeheartedly disagree. Yes, he was a good player, but that was 5/6 years ago. Real Madrid and especially Jose Mourinho would have sussed him out before “discarding” him – if I am correct, he has played or not played under three different coaches – can all three coaches be wrong? Would Real Madrid really take a loss on a player who was “special”… I doubt it. Rafael Van Der Vaart caught the eye in his youth – played well for Ajax, but no big clubs ever came in for him – and that was true during the Chelsea money years and as well when Man United were spending big. Instead, he went to Hamburg where he eventually made his way to Madrid when they decided to sign as many Dutch players as they could (Sneijder, Huntelaar, Drenthe, Van Nistelrooy and Van Der Vaart)… Yes, Sneijder went on to do well, but in all honesty, he did very well at Madrid too.
Personally, I think that Sp*rs will struggle this season, and I don’t think they will finish in the top four – if you were to put money on it with me right now – I’d say 6th is the highest they can achieve – they are simply not equipped for the major tournaments or juggling them either. I’ll let this season be the judge… but one thing we have to understand is that we are bigger than Man City and Sp*rs, in fact, we’re bigger than the current champions Chelsea. We’re part of the history of the Premier League, which includes Man United and Liverpool.
And as we pay our debt off, continue to grow, and our youth comes in, we’ll only get more competitive, richer and more powerful…
Maybe the biggest club of all…?