Jack Wilshere, Alex Iwobi, Transfer Gossip, Retro Kits and More

Jack Wilshere

Everything seems to have gone quiet with regard to his contract.

I feel his time at Arsenal could be up.

The fact that he was heavily linked with the likes Wolves and West Ham over the weekend probably shows his level.

Alex Iwobi

Delightful performance by Iwobi for Nigeria. The pass and then the finish, he was heavily involved as the Eagles went down 2-1 to England.

What was most impressive for me was they way he went deep to get the ball, and did not shy away from attempting to dictate the play.

I am not saying he will become world class, but it is easy to forget he is just 22. If he is given a staring role for Nigeria this summer, he will come back to Arsenal a more confident player.

He is more than good enough to back up Mesut Ozil, Henrik Mkhitaryan and one more.

Transfer Gossip

The gossip season is full swing.

In the last few days we have been linked with Ousmane Dembele, Abdoulaye Doucouré, Steven N’Zonzi, Jasper Cillessen, Benjamin Pavard, Yacine Adli & Gelson Martins.

I could probably find more names if I could be bothered to look.

As we learn with Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and more recently with Sokratis (it all seems to have gone quiet) it is not a done deal until you see the player with the shirt.

Do not believe the attention seekers on twitter, or the journalists who a fabricating stories for clicks.

Luckily it will not be a long summer, as the window shuts on the eve of the Premier League season.

Emmanuel Petit

I took some hammering for calling him a rent-a-quote gobshite in yesterday’s blog. I stick with what I said and challenge anyone to disagree with my criticism of his comments.

Petit criticised Arsenal for “only signing youngsters in the last 15 years”. This is plainly wrong and highlights what he was saying was without knowledge.

Since 2012 we have signed:

Podolski
Giroud
Cazorla
Monreal
Ozil
Flamini
Debuchy
Sánchez
Ospina
Welbeck
Gabriel
Cech
Elneny
Xhaka
Perez
Mustafi
Kolasinac
Lacazette
Mkhitaryan
Aubameyang

You can complain about the quality of some of these, but not their age or experience.

We have certainly moved away from the mid 00’s policy of buying young, and the above makes the obvious.

Petit was speaking without knowledge. Like when he mentioned the £60m budget.

I guess what sums up the situation is one critic of my blog said “people ask for Petit’s opinion…and not yours”.

You are right outlets do ask for Petit’s opinion, because they know it will give them a quote and headline for a story. He is a rent-a-quote.

Retro Kits

Unwilling to pay the £64.95 for the official kit? Following the trend of wearing old school retro kits from the 80s and 90s?

We have followed the success of the She Wore Shop (exclusive Arsenal merchandise) site and The Arsenal Shirts (real old school Arsenal shirts, signed and match worn) with a new venture, Retro Kits.

We have brand new England Shirts, used England items, National shirts from all round the world and finally classic shirts and kits from club teams. We have around 4500 items to add to the site, so it is still very much a work in progress

 

Keenos

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