Purple Pain – Arsenal release new away kit

12 07 2012

Morning to everyone from a very, wet, windy and un-summer like Ireland.
The rain really is lashing down sideways, still at least it isn’t purple.

Nope that honour is reserved for the newly unveiled Arsenal away kit for 2012/2013.
What is there to say about this that isn’t blatantly obvious? Not a lot really, it is really, really, really purple.

The only mitigating factor is that at least it isn’t the bright, radioactive pink which our keepers will be proudly sporting away from home. Wow is that thing bright, It is a good thing that young Szcz is so secure in his own masculinity. 

In what is a rather odd move even Nike have come out and stated that the kit is rubbish – literally.

The new kit which the lads seem so happy to be sporting  is manufactured from Nike’s ground-breaking recycled polyester, making it their most environmentally friendly kit ever produced, reducing energy consumption by up to 30 per cent compared to traditional polyester.

Can’t say it will be high on my shopping list this Summer….

  

 





Why Arsenal should sell Gervinho

25 05 2012


Despite only moving to the Emriates from Lille last Summer Gervinho hasn’t really set the World a light and I personally don’t think that is going to change any time soon.

Have a quick look at the article from football blogger Michael Cummings of the Bleacher Report as I feel he sums the situation up pretty well…

“Who should Arsenal sell this summer?

Forget about the obvious choices like Marouane Chamakh. I think Gervinho is a good candidate, and here’s why.

Gervinho has scored four goals with six assists this season. Those aren’t awful stats for 21 appearances, but if you’ve watched Arsenal at all this season, you’ve seen how much Gervinho holds back Arsenal in the final third.

Gervinho can work himself into dangerous positions, but he loses his composure in front of goal. Case in point, he’s averaging just over one shot per game this season.

Arsene Wenger bought Gervinho from Lille only last summer, and, admittedly, it takes players some time to adapt to England. But I don’t see Gervinho finding his feet in England until he magically matches the toughness of the Premier League.

Plus, for all his dribbling and passing, he’s almost useless in the air and he’s generally poor defensively.

This is an important summer for Arsenal. Reinforcements are needed, and Wenger might have more money than usual.

By selling Gervinho, Wenger could raise money for new purchases—especially a more dangerous option on the left side—and offload Gervinho while he still has value.”








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