Cheeky Kos makes Griezmann indecent proposal

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He may have suffered domestic and international heartbreak in the finals of the Champions League and European Championship, but it’s fair to say it’s been a pretty decent year for France international Antoine Griezmann.

The Atletico Madrid attacker recently came third behind Messi and Ronaldo in the Ballon d’Or and was today crowned France Football’s French Player of the Year for 2016.

In an interview granted to the magazine that bestowed him with his latest honour the 25-year-old answered questions from his peers…and that’s where this becomes ‘relevant’ to Arsenal.

Laurent Koscielny, who played alongside Griezmann as France reached the final of EURO 2016 in Paris, took the opportunity to cheekily ask if he fancies a move to the Emirates.

france-football-griezmannHere’s what Kos said (translated by Get French Football News): “If you want to discover a new league, why not do it at Arsenal with us?”

“If you want to discover a new league, why not do it at Arsenal with us?”

Alas, before you head to the Armoury to have Griezmann’s name put on your replica shirt, here’s what he replied:

“For Arsenal, he speaks to me about them often. But I feel good at Madrid. I do not want to leave. I feel calm here. The little one (baby girl) has just arrived, I am playing matches, I feel good. Sorry, I am going to stay. But Arsenal is a wonderful team. They play great with the ball.”

We’ll assume Antoine didn’t watch us on Sunday, otherwise, he’d have been well within his rights to answer:

“Arsenal…LOL.”

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Carlos_Santana
Carlos_Santana

Oohhhhh what a cheeky article, now let me return back to the shadows with this cheesecake ?

Lord Bendtner
Lord Bendtner

Right behind you sir. It’s a nice change from the cold ink soup served in the shadows

The Only Olivier is Giroud
The Only Olivier is Giroud

Considering how often we’ve heard our players give out such nice sayings and still left I’m holding…. nah I’m not even believing it myself. Anyway.

Shonky
Shonky

Wenger wouldn’t play him for two months, then put him out on the wing, substitute him after 70mins and tell him top four is what it’s all about.
Wenger out.

Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium
Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium

You mean like with Sanchez…..

Shonky
Shonky

Why has it taken 3 seasons to give him a run up front?
He’ll be off to another club….for sure.
I think Sanchez thinks his team mates aren’t up to it.
….and his manager.

Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium
Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium

Because the times he was used there in previous seasons didn’t look like he was comfortable or wanted to be leading the line.

DB10's Air Miles
DB10's Air Miles

Wenger out, welcome back. I hope exile wasn’t too boring for the last few months…

215Arse
215Arse

We were just waiting for the inevitable. And as expected, it’s arrived in epic style. Welcome back to reality, I hope you enjoyed the last few months in dream land.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter

I know we all feel like Tottenham (aka sh*t) at the moment, and I am #WengerOut, but Wenger is here until at least the end of the season, and internal conflict within the fanbase will not help us at all. We need to stay united and support the team as much as possible. If Chelsea can turn their situation around from their dismal start to the season, I don’t see why we can’t turn things around. After all it is not even half way past the season. 9 points is not as unassailable as it seems.

If you look at the table, Chelsea have lost 2, just like us until Man City, but we have drawn far more than them. Chelsea have a far tougher schedule than us coming up. If they lose 1 and draw two, that pulls things back to within 2 points, assuming we keep winning. I know I’m being hypothetical, but no team can keep a winning run going, no matter who they are, and especially in this league. Chelsea are bound to slip up. The only question is with us… are we ready to capitalize? The fans have to play a role and be the 12th man,.especially at the Emirates. We can do that at least and wait and see what happens.

IamaGoober
IamaGoober

Thats the big question though Dan – do we really want it? are the players really prepared to leave everything out on the pitch to win the title? I think they are all very well trained in the PR guff nowadays so in the post match interviews they can say all the stuff that they think we should hear ‘Yes, we believe we can win the title’ or ‘we have great mental strength’ .. for me, they just sound like they’re reading from a script, nothing is heart felt, there is no genuine belief in those statements. And that’s why every season we get to these big crunch time games and get fucking done.

The belief isn’t there, nor is the desire. And I think thats why we haven’t won the league title in the last 12 years – because we just dont believe we can do it. Arsenal is just one big happy comfort zone. Not one player bar maybe Sanchez wants to over exert themselves to achieve greatness – the majority are all too happy to look around the pitch when we are losing, and expect someone else to do it for them, and collect their huge pay cheques at the end of the week. We literally have no fight in us anymore, we look so fucking scared in the big games – at City away, you could see the lads just wanting to get beat, get on the coach and go home.

Would a new manager be able to change that? I honestly don’t know. Do I think Arsenal can win the League again under Arsene – I don’t think so, no. I just think at the moment our club is stuck in this huge rut and I think if we are going to genuinely win something of real merit the whole thing needs freshing up from top to bottom.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter

Other than a handful of players, the rest of the team seems to be in this comfort zone you refer to. From what past players have said, Wenger leaves things to the players to figure out. He gives them the responsibility of figuring out their weaknesses and making amends. It is all well and good when you are talking about the likes of Henry, Pires, Ljungberg and Bergkamp, all geniuses and highly self motivated, but when you have players who are not so motivated or who do not believe in themselves as much as their manager, then you are left with a situation you see at our club. Some players are leaders, some need to be guided and fired up. Wenger does not do motivation.

Flashmob
Flashmob

It would be very misleading to compare their points to ours at the end of January (as those games will already be played in the 2 half of the season). It will be the match on 1st of January after that we will have a quite objective picture.

Anonymarse
Anonymarse

The Wenger outs seem to shut up until we lose a game or two. They had to wait a while.

215Arse
215Arse

True or false? This exact same thing happens every year. True. So what is the issue with saying Wenger out? Somebody please enlighten me.

Fireman Sam
Fireman Sam

Do we really have to go there? How tedious. Wenger’s not going anywhere right now so no point loaning about him

Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium
Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium

The problem is that those that are vocal about wanting Wenger out are only actually vocal once we lose. You never hear from them while we’re winning

gooner of Oz
gooner of Oz

To be fair people defend Wenger even when we lose and even after we finish another failed season so what would you think your respond is if someone said that (we’ll fail to win the title for another year with Wenger) after a win or when we are temporarily on top of table? Be reasonable fellow gooner. Perspective.

Dan Hunter
Dan Hunter

That is a very simplistic understanding. I believe Wenger should go, even if we are on a winning run at the time, because it is not about 1 year or 2. It is about 12 years of relative mediocrity. I am not just talking about results but about the effort of the players. I would be more than satisfied if I could say we gave everything we had but we came up short. However, I don’t think we did give everything on the pitch. I believe that is down to the manager. I believe he accepts mediocrity and he is not ruthless enough to drop players and play players based on form. Özil is a case in point.

btw
btw

Yeah but we have not been that good this year, same as always, and terrible against the top of the table. We’ve won 1 out of 5 against the top six, and 3 out of 8 against the top ten. I don’t know if I would include Westbrom in that list of upcoming easy fixtures, they are playing well and their league position places them among the teams we can’t beat.

Wenger’s time is up

1 Chelsea Won
2 Liverpool Lost
3 Manchester City Lost
4 Arsenal
5 Tottenham Hotspur Draw
6 Manchester United Draw
7 Southampton Won
8 West Bromwich Albion
9 Everton Lost
10 Bournemouth Won
11 Stoke City Won
12 Watford Won
13 West Ham United Won
14 Middlesbrough Draw
15 Leicester City Draw
16 Burnley Won
17 Crystal Palace
18 Sunderland Won
19 Swansea City Won
20 Hull City Won

AusDrexler
AusDrexler

Good table.

ArthriticKnee
ArthriticKnee

Fucking love Koscielny.

Mootilated
Mootilated

You know, for praising Johnny Nic’s article this morning and promoting the fact that Arseblog tries to revert from clickbait journalism… this really doesn’t help. 😀

Sheffield Goon
Sheffield Goon

To be fair, the headline and the picture warned you not to take it seriously…

arseblog
Admin

Quiet day, we all have needs 🙂

Gooneron
Gooneron

Can see blogs also cheekily trying his best to uplift the mood with such posts

Alex
Alex

“Griezmann was asked about his favourite German players by Reviersport and opted for the former Real Madrid star [Mesut].
“He’s an outstanding player,” he said. “I rate his style of play, his passing quality and also that he always finds a solution with a long ball or a dribbling. He’s elegant with the ball.”

(source: goal.com)

Petit's Handbag
Petit's Handbag

And he picks Arsenal in Football Manager. Ah well, Sanogo might still come good!

Anteneh
Anteneh

We will have done well to keep hold of Sanchez let alone convince Griezmann to join us.

C J
C J

Arsenal…LOL

Matt K
Matt K

We have no chance of getting Griezmann currently but there are players that are unsettled and willing to move come January.
Icardi, Draxler, Rodriguez would all improve this team. Need to improve this squad further, start replacing the inconsistent players i.e. Walcott

Jim wall
Jim wall

As long as we have this stupid old man we will never win anything I hate when people defend him he done great things from 96to2006 but nothing if some of our fans are happy with top 4 since well they are as ambitious as wenger and board if a top player has a brilliant 3or4 years at a club he wont be staying the next 3or4 years playing crap why should wenger get contracts

Rectum Spectrum
Rectum Spectrum

“stupid old man”.

*Sigh*

Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium
Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium

….. what?

Santori
Santori

It’ll be easier to 3D copy Alexis

Higihaga
Higihaga

I careless about playing personnel as long as Wenger is still in charge….give him MSN and he still won’t win major honors

Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium
Pardews Peaches and Plum Emporium

I don’t know, MSN was quite a big deal 10 years ago. He could probably make it a big deal again with the right advertising campaign

Santori
Santori

Where we are lacking at the moment is midfield

Start of season we looked like we had plenty of options and Wenger conspired to accede to Jack’s wish to go out on loan

But with the little maestro Santi injured, we are left with Coquelin and Granite

They are very good players but the partnership needs time to completely developed

That said, I felt we were swamped in minfield print
Cup ally because Coquelin was poor and did not look right following a knock sustained in first half. Also Ozil did not pull his weight

Iwobi was also concern with threat to Monreal with Sagna coming on but did not track infielderly sufficiently.

In absence of Santi our only other midfield choice was Elneny. He’s a decent hard working player but hardly someone who can bring something extra

Ramsey is also out but should be back shortly. However he is more a surrogate to Ozil and should be used if Ozil lacks fight in certain encounters

Therefore I still feel we are short one player in Jack’s absence.

This particularly as I feel we lack ability to hold the ball and carry from deep, something Viera gave us and later Diaby promised but could not fulfill

Granite provides the range of deep passing that Santi has and he also covers Coquelin. HE IS AN AS PER USUAL excellent buy by the gaffer

But no one really can carry the ball from deep dribbling through traffic. I feel Jack has his own faults but comes closestate

That said, he is unlikely to be able to be recalled so we do have a capability gap we may want to look at in Jan

However with the potential of Jack returning into squad at end of season, we may find ourselves short changed again with no additional in Jan.

Alas

Santori
Santori

I really hhink Wenger should try and negotiate for Jack to come back into the squad

Swap him for Maitland Niles at Bourne mouth

Ramsey should interchange with Ozil. He is better at taking the final third

Jack can play some of the Santi role for us, he has the technical qualities.

Plus he has fight in him.

Alexstratz
Alexstratz

Yeah we play great with the ball. Keyword is “with”.

AusDrexler
AusDrexler

He didnt say NO to playing at Arsenal though. Just that he is staying at AM.
So thats a positive. Right?

Wenger's Economics Degree
Wenger's Economics Degree

Separate note:
Perez scored a champion’s league hattrick and hasn’t been in the team since. Any normal manager would at least try to build on his confidence and play him more (starting him or as a sub) rather than waiting till all his confidence is gone again before fielding him in the team.

Apart from Wenger’s constant late substitutions he isn’t using form well enough to dictate who starts and who stays on.

Xhaka the whole world knew should have been starting long before he cemented his place for example.

Thanks for the memories Arsene – even if he wins the league and the champion’s league I want him gone. That would be a great send off.

Kieran Egan
Kieran Egan

Wenger should have signed Griezmann from Real Sociedad that time when there was talk of Carlos Vela,s buy back clause,he was brilliant back then, had a great partnership with Vela.Instead Athletico Madrid got him for €30,000,Peanuts.

Kieran Egan
Kieran Egan

Wenger should have signed Griezmann from Real Sociedad that time when there was talk of Carlos Vela,s buy back clause,he was brilliant even back then, had a great partnership with Vela.Instead Athletico Madrid got him for €30,000,Peanuts.