So the tedious saga that is the Julio Baptista transfer drags inexorably on, and to be frank, I’ve had enough. If he’s not 100% sure he wants to come to Highbury, then be done with him say I. An English winter is hardly going to persuade an uncertain player that he’s made the right decision, is it? But if he does want to come, then he should hurry up and say so. Why are transfers so convoluted and complex? I’ve just solved that one in a paragraph. My invoice is in the post.
And onto someone who has caused us absolutely no trouble in his five years at the club: Captain Thierry Henry. No painful drawn out will-he won’t-he transfer sagas, no wrapping someone else’s car round lampposts, no being duped by foreign radio presenters into saying something crass: Just container lorry loads of goals and mesmerising skill.
There was nobody else Wenger could have chosen for captain, and as we hoped/expected, the feeling is mutual.
He’s also convinced our magic boss will pull rabbits out of hats.
“You have to trust Arsene Wenger,” he said. “How can you not trust a man who has won four FA Cups and three league titles?”
Never a truer word has been spoken.
And on that note, I take my leave.