Marseille are ambitious but naive by making a bid for Payet. He isn’t remotely interested in moving back to France at this stage of his career. Arsenal are the club that are (should be) at the forefront for his signature taking everything into account. The Giroud partnership we all know works like a treat with France and should be the same at The Emirates. Sanchez attitude at the minute is disgraceful and cant be relied upon to play on that left hand side week in, week out. Plus Iwobi isn’t exactly a world beater.
If Arsene Wenger is serious about winning the title he has to bring in Payet to slot into that left wing role and have a real go for the second half of the season. The team as it is clearly wont win the league so bringing in Dimitri Payet could be the inspiration they need to turn from top 4 also rans to Champions of England.
Payet’s age of 29 shouldn’t be a factor as Wenger has lost many titles over the years by sticking with the kids and disregarding experience. Payet was the star man in the Euros and outside of the Leicester miracle of Vardy, Mahrez and Kante he was many people’s player of the year in the Premier League.
“Who does he think he is? Is he too important to warm up with his team mates like everybody else?”
I was at the Bournemouth vs Arsenal game where Sanchez had a hissy fit at full time throwing his pathetic gloves around and turning the air blue with Spanish swear words. This reaction from pulling a draw from 3-0 down was an absolute joke. Not because it was an impressive achievement but because he was as much responsible for being 3-0 down to begin with then anyone. Watching Arsenal warm up before the game I saw something I have never seen before at any Premier League game.
A first team player having complete disregard for his team mates or coaching staff as he decided to ‘warm up’ on his own. As the picked starting XI were on one side of the pitch going through a shooting drill together and the subs were on the other side going through their own warm up, in the middle of them both was a lonely figure lazily wandering around as he now and again kicked a ball into the goal. Never breaking sweat, never moving for more than 3 steps to either side as he just stood there on his own, ‘Doing his own thing’.
Who does he think he is? Is he too important to warm up with his team mates like everybody else? Is he not interested in what the coaching staff want him to do as he knows better? I cant believe something like this can be tolerated and going on at a club like Arsenal. Does Wenger even know about this type of stuff going on? Something like a star man feeling he can do whatever he wants explains why Arsenal haven’t been good enough to win the league since 2004. Can you imagine Henry, Vieira or Pires not just doing this or be allowed to get away with it. It’s a joke.
Once the game started Sanchez then carried on his one man show of walking around the pitch as he was completely uninterested in doing his bit for the team. All of this in the first half was directly in front of Arsene Wenger as well with Sanchez over on his side of the pitch. Is he blind to it or accepts it? Either way Arsenal being 3-0 was of no surprise given the total lack of commitment by Sanchez in particular. The fact he then ‘kicked off’ at everyone else in the dressing room after the game is outrageous. If I were Wenger I would sell him to the highest bidder.
Now that Payet has made it clear he wants to play for a bigger club then West Ham it should be a no brainer for Arsenal and go with the Payet/Giroud combination that we all know works extremely well. Payet may be petulant but at least he actually WANTS to play for a club like Arsenal. Which is more then can be said about Mr Sanchez. Get rid.