Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Fabregas focused, Vela banned, Szczesny sulks, Defender to make switch?

Morning Gooners.

Still basking in our 4-1 victory last night? We'll there are some things around today which will bring you back down a few levels of happiness I'm afraid.

Captain Cesc Farbregas has been talking to Spanish radio station Cadena COPE about this season and winning silverware with Arsenal.

He also hints about a move back to Barcelona.  

On this season he said:
"I am completely focused, I know what I want to do and what I have to do. My mind is centred on what happens on the pitch which I enjoy.  
"If I could not play football then I may worry, but while I still can here or wherever I can say I am happy. I am at a great club, in a great team and I want to do the best and have a great year."
On the future he said:
"I have never said that I would not want to play for Madrid or anything like that, it seems to be a great club to me. I have set myself other objectives, I know what I want, I know where I want to play and that's it.
"It is not that I am against Madrid or any clubs in the world but I have my desires and my objectives as a player, although I am also owned by somebody."
We also received the news yesterday from the club that Cesc will be out for two to three weeks. I think we can all see he hasn't given less than his best for us so far this season. Admittedly he had a slow start to the season at Blackburn but since then he's been doing everything we've come to expect from him.

The future is something we can't concern ourselves with. He's got a contract with Arsenal which he'll honour. The rest is outside of our control.

I just hope we can win things with him in the team this season.

One thing which could help us on the pitch is a fully focused Carlos Vela. He played last night but in my opinion was anonymous and at the peripheral of the game.

Perhaps he'll be more focused on his football following Mexico's decision to ban him from international football for six months. 

In my opinion something really needs to get him to take his ability seriously and push on. He's been a squad player at Arsenal for a couple of seasons and now in his third season in north London needs to make the step up as someone the manager can depend upon.

Elsewhere goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny is bemoaning his chances of first team football.

He spoke with Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza about his situation at Arsenal.

"Despite our talks before the season, Arsene Wenger seems to forget he has a goalkeeper named Wojciech Szczesny in the team. He is avoiding me at every occasion.
"Wenger told me to fight for a first-team place, but then he didn't include me in the squad for the Carling Cup game.
"My friends told me not to worry, that it's a marathon, and not a sprint. But a marathon isn't about running in the same place for three years.
"I'm ready to play at the highest level but I need a club that believes in a 20-year-old. In Arsenal there's no such bravery. My main goal is to play for Arsenal, but if there's a move option, we'll have words."
It's great that the player has so much belief in his own ability. However a season playing league one football with Brentford does not make a Premier League goalkeeper.

Perhaps he was promised a go in the Carling Cup. I would have expected him to be given a run out had we not been facing Tottenham at White Hart Lane. 

However I don't like him moaning about his lack of first team opportunities.  I would rather he got his head down and fought for his place in the team.

He will only dislodge those above him in the pecking order with hard work. If he is not prepared to do that maybe he should move on.

Finally for this morning, the Daily Mirror say we're watching Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen. Nothing new here really. There were lots of reports in the summer he was one of the defenders we were looking at.

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1 comment:

  1. After watching Lukas 'Marsh Mallow Fingers' Fabianski make another cock up last night then i would be pissed too. I complete understand where Szczesny is coming from. It must be hard for him to watch wenger give chances to wilshire, lansbury, JET and Gibbs and yet find himself put in the cold because of a retard like fabianksi. He is a good young keeper and i fear we may loose him.