Signings, Signings and More Signings Please… (And Fixtures)

Evening All…

Well, it has been an interesting Euro 2012 tournament so far, hasn’t it? With Holland crashing out with 0 points and both Poland and Russia falling at the first hurdle. The Arsenal players have taken the Euro limelight with Podolski scoring his 44th International goal on his 100th cap, whilst Bendtner was also on the scoresheet as the Danes crashed out. The latter has been fined and suspended for one game for advertising on his shorts. Of course, Robin Van Persie has been on the scoresheet in what hasn’t been his finest tournament… In his native Holland, the Arsenal skipper has been slated, but in all fairness, he’s play more games in the last 12 months than the former 2 years. Time for the Dutchman to get some rest…

But who is the Arsenal player that everyone is talking about… yep, it’s Theo Walcott. And he’s been impressive in his turn around of the Sweden game, scoring a cracker and getting an assist too, to help England come from 2-1 down to win the game 3-2. Whereas a lot of people are talking about Theo starting, I am still a big fan of him from the bench. I like to see Theo further up the pitch than you need a traditional left winger in a 4-4-2 do – and when Milner starts, he plays in that disciplined role which is wasted on Theo. Theo comes on when players are tiring and his qualities shine through.

The lad had a tight hamstring after the Sweden game, but news filtering in tonight is that he has recovered from that and is available for selection tomorrow night…

Arsene, after years of watching him try, it looks like Theo Walcott is finally coming of age. After RvP, surely he has to be the next signing?

And talking of signings, the press have yet again once confirmed that we have signed and / or are close to signing Olivier Giroud. The Daily Mail insisted last week that we’d signed him, and the BBC followed suit at the latter part of last week, and today Sky Sports joined in.

Interesting fact – Giroud, Podolski and Van Persie scored a combine 109 goals last season. That’s what we may have at the Emirates next season… mouth watering, hey?

Now time for a look at our fixtures for season 2012 / 2013… We kick off the season with 6 hard games – very much like last season, we’re not given an easy start at all. Our first game is at home to Sunderland and with Martin O’Neal at the helm, you can never take anything for granted. We then go on a difficult away run – Stoke, Liverpool and Man City – with a rest bite of Southampton at home before the City game… and then just to finish it off, we entertain Chelsea at home.

Now that is a tough start. Hopefully this time round we’ll have our signings sorted by the end of July and raring to go in August… It’s time to go to sleep for me… it’s been a long journey from New York and after 10 hours in the office means a very tired Dev…

  • Anum moses

    Maverose; its a vry gud one 4rm arsene, giroud is a very gud signing, long liv arsene, long liv arsenal fc, long liv arsenal fans.


    well im happy we have giroud- regardless of what happens with RVP. Last summer was genuinely an abhorration in regards to AW doing all business in literally 24 hours!

    great point also on RVP- Clearly hes knackered, hes literally played every game for us this season (bar carling cup matches) so he deserves a long rest!

    as for the fixture list, definately a tough start but the good thing is getting those games out of the way early.

  • Berth

    the fixture list is tough because premier league is tough.

  • lance

    I will still keep coming back to the same point I made last week – if rvp wanted us to show intent by making some quality signings then does it make sense that those signings are actually strikers ? 😕 I mean we all know that we needed a few quality signings anyway so it isnt as if these signings are wasted but imo these signings cannot be used to persuade rvp to stay especially as giroud would only be a back up to rvp if he stays and if giroud is as good as advertised then a back up role seems unlikely does it not ?

    I think all this confirms the feeling that many of us have had for a while now that rvp is leaving and has told the club this. I believe that the club have agreed to this on condition that he stays silent for a while thus allowing the club to get in replacement(s) ahead of an announcement cos we all know that we will be screwed financially by every selling club after the announcement cos they will know of our desperate need to buy

  • SpeedDemon

    @ Berth:

    Would have been nicer to have Liverpool, Man City, Stoke and Chelsea spread out a bit.

  • Berth

    @ SpeedDemon, better sooner than later.