As the Arsenal Turns: Arsenal’s goal keeper soap opera has 8 more months to run

I don't want to play with goal keepers!

No soap opera would be complete if there weren’t multiple story lines. Arsenal is no different. The main plot is and will be Fab’s role on the team: will he or won’t he? And of course how will other players react. Nasri made his feelings clear: I think he impregnated his shirt after he scored a penalty against the tiny Totts. Yes, you’re a Gunner, we got it. But the most recent subplot to unfold is yet another summer story come to pass: the goal keeper. Unfortunately, this story is more fodder for everything else. Anyway, go grab your notepad, because walking through this plot ain’t easy. Thanks Arsene (sarcasm).
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Arsene’s goalie trauma

Recent rumors had, emphasize had, us linked to the Russian keeper Akinfeev. Now rumors are rumors and transfers are never easy, but this looks to be true and Arsene’s failure to make the deal is troublesome. For all of Arsene’s genius, he seems utterly beguiled at this position. He lacks a vision for this position and it shows. Continue reading

Arsene’s preparing to replace half the team this summer

Let the exodus begin! A season without trophies can be a blessing in disguise if it shakes the Club out of its doldrums. And lets be honest, Arsenal needs some significant changes and added depth. The expected announcement of Merida’s move to Atletico Madrid launched the transfer ship, but it’s just the first of many that will see a new team arise out of this season’s failed expectations. This is great opportunity to infuse the team with new talent and balance. Forget who’s coming in, lets talk about who’s leaving. Continue reading