After being labelled negative by some Arsenal fans for posting my last few articles on how the transfer window was a debacle, how Arsenal have conned the supporters by “pretending” to sign players and explaining why Arsenal will won’t spend a penny this summer, I’ve decided to look around and try to find something “positive”.
And the only glimmer of hope I can find is with The Emirates Cup. I’ve stated before that the new Arsenal away kit launch and the Asia Tour would have been perfect opportunities to reveal an exciting new signing and give all of the Arsenal fans, and players, a massive lift before the start of the new season.
And today signals the last big showcase event to reveal a new signing.
So this might be a bit “out there”, but it could just be genius, which Arsene Wenger is after all.
With Arsenal fans disappointed and frustrated at the lack of big signings, Gonzalo Higuain represents one of those disappointments. But what if, Arsenal and Arsene came up with something spectacular?
Surely it is no co-incidence that Arsenal’s first opponents in The Emirates Cup are Italian side Napoli, the very club Gonzalo Higuain signed for after being “so close” to joining Arsenal.
But what if this was planned all along?
Can you imagine the massive explosion of excitement if this happened:
Picture the scene now… Arsenal and Napoli have their team sheets read out to the Arsenal faithful… Gonzalo Higuain’s name is called out on the Napoli team sheet to a chorus or boos all around the stadium. Then, as Napoli walk onto the pitch, their starting eleven comes out but Higuain isn’t there.
What’s going on everyone in the stadium asks?
Then, the Arsenal team come out one by one. The first ten players come onto the pitch but wait, where’s our eleventh man?
After a long pause, the stadium announcer shouts out “Gonzalo Higuain!” and in one of the most spectacular events in Arsenal’s history, Higuain comes onto the pitch in an Arsenal shirt!!
The crowd go absolutely crazy!
Arsene Wenger you old joker, he had us all fooled after all!