Arsene spoke after the game and rightly didn't want to blame individuals. He has commented on the gap between ourselves and the mancs, while he has openly stated his support for our young internationals such as Diaby, Bendtner and Walcott; his comments on the summer transfer situation indicate that it will be experience coming in, hallelujah. On a tangent Mr Bendtner has been fined for being out late, not for exposing his rather fashionable pants apparently. Certainly 'magic money' is no miracle cure. It remains obvious to many of us though that we need more experience, more power and more aggression in certain areas of the pitch.
Although Arsene thinks we are well off as regards strikers, I hope that a certain Emmanuel Adebayor f*cks off this summer. This is no knee jerk comment. His behaviour in the summer was a disgrace, while he continues to pimp himself openly in the media. He seems to have a rather high opinion of himself, calling himself one of the 'biggest strikers' in the world. Certainly he is large, so is Peter Crouch, but objectively he's had one good season in his career and that does not make one a 'great striker'. His goal scoring record other than last season is nothing more than mediocre. The point I'm trying to make is that you cannot be successful without every single one of your players being 100% committed to the cause, otherwise a rot sets in, for this reason anyone who frequently can't be arsed to put the effort in, no matter how talented, can f*ck off elsewhere to ply their trade.
It's great news that Theo has signed a new four year deal, he was a tad anonymous against United but you can't fault his desire or commitment, I'm very glad he's going to be with us for the next few years. I'm sure there will be plenty more debate over the next few weeks about who should come and who should go, irrelevant to this it will be vitally important to retain our best players, RVP is one of these and he always puts in his all, we really need to secure his future at the club this summer.
I still can't help laughing at Chelsea, Wednesday's events just summed up what a disgrace they are as a club and as a group of supporters. The players were bad enough, however combine that with the death threats from the Chelsea fans and the way in which the club sank to the level of a biased tabloid newspaper in its reaction, then you have a case study of the completely class-less football club. Amazingly Chelsea won't be disciplining Drogba for his post match antics, what a fine example they set, an apology is apparently enough for this sad excuse for a football club. It's rather poetic that part of the reason for Chelsea's failure has been Drogba's correct reputation for being a cheat, he makes Adebayor look like a model pro, mind you at least he appears to care whether he wins or loses.
Our chances of catching Chelsea are slim, but I feel we have something to prove on Sunday, we need to show that we are not that far off the pace, another limp performance is not what the doctor orders. Arshavin is a doubt with the flu, hopefully it's that mild swine variety and not something more serious like a blocked nose. Hopefully Ade will get a rest and we'll have a bit of effort and movement up front, I wonder whether the Nasri holdin role experiment will continue, hopefully not. Either way let's give Didier a warm welcome on Sunday, here's a quick Chelsea gag for you:
"Just one thing...if the book does get thrown at Chelsea, how many of the players will immediately dive onto the ground and roll around feigning injury?"