Well, no. Daniel de Rossi did not join Arsenal and I would be extremely surprised if we managed to get him. There seemed to be some hacker who hacked into the official website for a short period of time and put de Rossi as an Arsenal player on the official website. But kuddos to the webmaster to correct it early as it didn’t last long enough to cause a much more wild reaction. If you pay attention to the picture above, a screenshot that was taken by another blogger who reacted quick enough in that short span of time it was up, you can see a picture of Henri Lansbury was used.
I understand following the departure of Ademoneyor and the imminet departure of Kolo Toure, there is a lot of pressure on Wenger to spend the money earned and with big names quickly running out of fashion, a new name has to be thought of by the day. The frenzy finally caught up with the above reaction.
As I mentioned yesterday, it pains me greatly to see Toure leave. Other than the fact he is our last Invincible, he was a player who never showed a lack of commitment on the field. Not one second. But if he were to leave, be prepared that Arsenal would not be spending to get a replacement. If any spending is to be done, it would be in midfield and not anyone to replace either Moneybayor or Toure. Now, the fear is even that may not happen.
One canonly hope. But if our utility man Eboue is to join them in departing then I would really think we are short on numbers. And this cannot be supplemented by youth players, as promising as they are. They are just not ready.
But there really is nothing we fans can do but hope for the best. When I first became a Gooner, there was a huge gap in between our titles from 1991-1998. In those years, I was just happy to get double wins over Spurs and to be higher in the league than them. Occaionally getting into Europe would be nice. A domestic cup here and there would be a surprise.
When Wenger came, he changed Arsenal’s fortunes forever. To use one of Wenger’s own quotes “You can be a victim of your own success”. Wenger is now a victim of his own success. Before him, success were mediocre at best. So why shouldn’t REAL Gooners be giving him the chance to make things right?
Let’s get behind our main man. We as fans can only trust our manager to bring us the success the club craves. I believe he wants it as much as any of us.
Tonight, we will have the last friendly at Austria against Hannover 96. I will be picking out the interesting bits again tomorrow to get more of an idea of how our team will shape up next season.