From Andy Pinker
Hope your summer is going well.
Very interesting re Ozil, fantastic player on his day. When he fancies it.
Only an opinion floating around, but with our wage structure, why was Ozil given £350k per week? Possibly Wenger’s last chance to stick his very sharp stiletto into the ribs of the next coach?
Emery has been given an almost impossible problem to solve.
How does he get the best out of this conundrum of a player?
I try not to think about Mesut Ozil or his obscene salary. Very damaging for Wenger to authorise that. He should have called Ozil’s bluff.
My summer will start going well when I get on a plane with Mrs Palmer.
Until then it’s mostly work. Last Friday, which already seems like a long time ago, I got out of the pool and saw that the jacuzzi was empty except for a bearded guy who was grinning at me, so I got in to chat with him.
It was Shuki, the Croatian midfielder who played at Hadjuk Split with Bilic. He’s a Liverpool supporter and very sound on football. In the café Shuki suggested some holiday destinations in the Balkans.