We haven’t heard much from anyone at the club with regards to football or our plans this summer, again not unsurprising. It’d be rare for the Head of Football or the Technical Director of any club to just give us a PowerPoint presentation about what it is they’re going to do. Someone we have heard plenty from though, is Kia Joorabchian. He likes to talk to TalkSport radio, and a few weeks ago he made some comments about what was going at Arsenal, vaguely in the context of David Luiz and his contract extension.
It wasn’t clear what he meant when he said, “There are several issues within the whole structure that will get resolved,” back in late June, but following the我们的招聘弗朗西斯Cagigao负责人的离去, and almost all of our senior scouts in key markets, it’s now pretty obvious. It should be a worry that any agent is privy to that kind of inside information, but given Joorabchian’s long-standing relationship with Edu, and also Raul Sanllehi, it’s not a surprise.
At the time I felt uneasy that he thought it was ok to speak about the structures of a club at which he has no official capacity, and his comments yesterday make me even more so. He accused Sven Mislintat of making ‘cock-ups’ in the transfer market, in an effort to play down and dial back stories on his reported influence at Arsenal,他说:
Like any recruitment chief, Sven had hits and misses. Some signings were good, some not so good, but two of best players of the season were Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bernd Leno, both brought to the under his watch. Also, while Joorabchian might have been referring to Edu, his use of the phrase ‘previous guy’ is clumsy at best, and at worst belies a comfort with his dealings at Arsenal which should set people’s spider senses tingling.
How is that this man feels so emboldened to talk about what’s going at this club? Do the Arsenal executives give him that permission, whether it’s tacit or otherwise? Whichever it is, it’s not a good look for any football club to have an agent spouting off about what’s happened in the past, or what’s going to happen in the future.
Again, I’ll frame it like this: If you saw this going on at another club, where the two senior football executives had a relationship with an agent who watched games with them in the Director’s Box and was then all over national media talking about that club, what would you think? When that agent represents a 32 year old player about to sign a longer contract than most 32 years olds get anywhere, on the back of bringing a couple of his other clients, how would you view it?
I’d suggest that if the players said agent had brought to the club already were top quality, you might find it easier to live with, but David Luiz had a good end to what was a record-breakingly error strewn campaign, and Cedric Soares was someone Southampton didn’t want, so it’s hard to get too excited about him.As I wrote about Willian the other day, he is a good player and you can see how he would add something to the team right now, but it’s hard not to have some reservations about the deal in the context of his age, contract length, and this relationship that exists between Edu, Raul, and Joorabchian.
让我们清楚，具有代理关系，是因为如何转会市场上的作品是一件好事。如果你能找到一种方式来获得优势，以提高您的签名顶尖人才的机会，任何人都不能找到该故障。我还认为，人谁提出我们的招聘能提高有一个正确的观点，但我要说每个俱乐部的每一个球迷会说，从联赛到顶部到底部。然而，如果药剂池小 - 或者至少看起来是基于这些交易，你正在做的 - 你必须在有限的市场准入，而不能是一件好事。
我敢肯定，我们将签署这一窗口谁不起亚基亚，或阿图罗·卡纳莱斯代表过程中的队员 - 另一个Sanllehi喜爱。然而，尽管有这些高肯定意识到他们与基亚关系的看法是值得商榷的，他觉得关于正在发生的事情在俱乐部的他代表球员的参数之外上市的罚款。这是不是很大。
Anyway, for now, as we wait for information about our transfer window plans and what’s going on at Arsenal, we’ll just have to tune into TalkSport to wait for Joorabcian’s next appearance.
Hopefully there’ll be a podcast a bit later on today.