1. Will we actually sign a top striker?
A few weeks ago the question was “Who will we sign as a striker?” If things continue the way they are going, in a few weeks the question will be “Are Defoe and Adebayor good enough to win?” If you answered no to all three of these questions, then either we are doomed as a club or you should put down your half-empty glass of water and come up with a solution.
I am a little disappointed as we continue to make excuses on why we should not sign certain strikers. ‘Villa is injury prone,’ ‘Damiao is unproven,’ ‘Benteke is worth half of that.’ The fact is we are a better team with any of those players. We need to stop making excuses on why it’s ok to miss out on these strikers and start showing some urgency to sign one. I think we are close to getting what we need but if not, we must believe that our other improvements still give us a fighter’s chance to reach top four.
2. Who has a bigger crush on AVB, me or my wife?
This past season, my wife has taken a little more interest in sitting down and watching games with me. About half way through the season I realized this was because she has a thing for our young Portuguese coach. But what can I say? She has good taste, look at her husband. I cannot help but be a huge fan as well. The energy and hope he has brought to the club is refreshing, and that’s before you get into his fitted suits and sculpted facial hair.
A friend of mine, who is a Chelsea fan asked a good question. “Why do you Spurs fans love AVB after you fired the guy who had you finishing one spot better in the table?” My answer was the only thing I could think of: “We believe.”
3. How much money will it take for you to part with Gareth Bale?
Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price.– That sounds great but we all know it is not true. It shouldn’t be true. I am not willing to part with Bale for the reported offer from Man U, but we are getting closer when we start talking about Real Madrid’s supposed offer. I do not want to see Bale go, but as logical people, we must recognize the point where it is unintelligent NOT to sell our best player. Even if you believe the number should be astronomical, you must have a number. Ask yourself, if you were in charge of the club, ‘what would my price be?’ Then ask what your backup plan is. I hope I am wrong, but I think we will be looking for a backup plan before the season starts.
4. What will Kyle Walker decide for his opening day haircut?
Where does he come up with these haircuts and how does his hair grow back so fast to get a new design in his head every week? I am assuming that Kyle Walker is a good guy because he is trying to supply lost business to Tom Huddlestone’s barber. An old coach of mine told me not to draw attention to yourself unless you are good enough to impress people with that attention. Garreth Bale should be the guy carving stars into his head every week. In fact, with some of the performances of our crazy hair-wielding players (Walker, Huddlestone, BAE), it is no wonder Sandro shaved his head. I, for one, think Walker will have a great season this year, but pick a hairdo and embrace it.
5. What is our situation at left back?
Every three days or so when looking through our transfer rumors, the left back position comes up. Will we sign a new left back? Is it smart to be looking to spend money there? Personally, I believe our situation calls for us to stick with Benoit Assou-Ekotto primarily because of our financial situation. Anyone who chooses to play for Cameroon over France is ok in my book, however, with statements like “I don’t have feelings with French players” we have to wonder how his chemistry will be with Kaboul and Lloris. We may have a new left back, but probably not until the summer of 2014.
6. Are Arsenal fans really ignorant enough to think Arsene Wenger’s jacket is ok?
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