Apologies for the title, but you don’t know how much I hate the transfer window. The periods when it opens during the summer, and then again in January, are about the worst periods of the year. Okay, I’m being overly dramatic, but I bet I’m not the only one who’s noticed that of late, the transfer window is full of nothing, if not lots and lots of hope, then lots and lots of despair.
You wake up to the “news” (mostly on Twitter now), that the signing of X player is imminent. Cue lots of excitement and discussions as to where X will fit in the team. Wake up the next day to the “news” that X’s agent denies that a the player is leaving the club, and in fact, X has signed a new 5-year contract with its club. You get the picture.
Well, the player X right now is Mata, and we haven’t yet reached the new 5-year contract bit, but surely it isn’t too far away? The latest on the”possible signing” of Mata is from Marca, who are reporting that we have a week to sign Mata, if not, we aren’t having him.
Like seriously, where and why do these so-called journalists come up with all these ridiculous ideas? I wish it was all simple. Well, it used to be, until everyone decided they want to to be the “first” to break the news, so they cook up as many stories as possible, in the hope that at least one of them will prove to be true. And the worst part of it all is that some fans actually fall for it. I won’t lie, I have in the past, but I refuse to anymore, that’s why I don’t bother my tiny head with transfer speculation. What’s the point!? Until I see Player X being paraded in his Arsenal shirt and official confirmation from Arsenal.com (whether or not it comes a million years after the signing has actually been confirmed and the whole world and her children know for sure that it’s a done deal), I ain’t believing it. I’m not even going to bother looking for it!
Okay, rant over.
So other than signing Gervinho and Jenkinson, we’ve really not done anything this window, except sell Gael Clichy and loan out Denilson, and it’s ultra worrying. We cannot tell whether Cesc and Nasri are definitely staying, and even if they are, our defence isn’t any better than last