Hello guys. I never thought that I would be writing an Arsenal article of this nature anytime soon, let alone today of all days. But something is up that should worry all Gooners. The news that hit the airwaves just before last season ended is that there are significant sums of money coming in from the puma sponsorship deal and the huge windfall that EPL clubs will be sharing as well, thanks to the newly negotiated Television rights.
Suddenly, all seemed well in our universe with Wenger boasting that no big player will be leaving arsenal this time around. Instead, he plans to spend ambitiously to better the team. But perhaps Wenger spoke too soon. Yesterday, our very own Laurent Koscielny did not mince words about the possibility of him leaving.
He said, “I feel good at Arsenal, if we have ambition to fight against the other teams of course I want to stay here. It’s hard psychologically. We are constantly pressured because if Arsenal is not in the Champions League it would be a catastrophe. I have to see if I have clubs interested in me. I will not go to any club. I want to maybe discover another league. Paris [Saint-Germain]? There has been no contact yet. It is hard to not win titles year after year. We are competitors, professionals, we want to win. I want to add to my list of achievements. If Arsenal cannot allow me that, I’ll seek a move elsewhere.”
Laurent Koscielny, F*ck me! Somebody please tell me that this is all a bad dream. Koscielny is the guy that finally tightened up a very leaky defence that Wenger has struggled to fix for years without success. And finally, he replaces captain Vermaelen in our last ten games of last season and our defence clicked perfectly. In ten games, Arsenal conceded a miserly three goals, none of which came from open play. I feel sick already. Who needs this right now? We have got a huge battle on our hands because Bayern Munich under Pep will stop at nothing to sign Koscielny and as you can see, he is already plotting his exit strategy. Life is not fair. This is not happening