Thursday, June 30, 2011

Viviano is bad news and Roma abandon plans to sign Clichy

I am not suprised at the level of attention being given to our goal keeper department in the aftermath of our last campaign which saw us surrender virtually everything that was on the offing (save hope).

A bitter pill that was too difficult to swallow followed suit as Manchester City released a situation report after 38 matches certifying that our current team is not good enough to qualify automatically for the Champions League ahead of them. A lot has being said/written about that prompting the Club to issue statement after statement promising to rectify the faulty aspects of our beautiful but ineffective style of play -logically speaking that is supposed to translate into signings, anyway we are still hoping.

Topping the daily bound for Arsenal routine is young Italian keeper Emiliano Viviano (25), who sources claim has the potential to best David Seaman (just joking). The press believe the Nerazzurri is currently looking for ways to raise funds for their numerous expenditures, and will be ready to entertain talks with Arsenal for the goalie who has been consistently inconsistent this season.

The problem is I dont think Viviano is better than what we've got presently. There is a huge probability that he will end up as Wojciech's back up, worse still Fabianski might be ahead of the Italian in the pecking order at the Emirates.

Still on the matter, Roma's sporting director Walter Sabatini, has hinted that the Italian club will not continue with their pursuit of Arsenal's first choice left back. According to a report in La Gazzetta dello Sport Manchester City are now in pole position to snap the Gunner.

Gael plays in a position that is naturally his -occasionally Denilson plays better than him, but that does not mean we can draft Thomas V quickly as a replacement for the France international, if he eventually leaves when the answer to this defensive problem lies in Everton's Leighton Baines. We all know the Verminator can play in Gael's position but the last time he tried this feat was some months before he joined The Arsenal.

Finally, if this were to be true it'll will surely spell doom for our survival within the cool confines of the Premier league's elite four. Afterall we might not be competing for honours when the season kicks off in seven weeks time.