Please Arsene, make him leave!
Anyone who has read my previous articles will know that I do not, at least not very often, lay into any member of the Gunners squad. Not even when all and sundry were bashing Bendtner and Eboue, but I do feel that on this occasion I must say something.
Mikael Silvestre’s arrival at the Emirates actually appeared to be a fairly sound idea in theory but in practice has been a disaster that we would do well to lessen as soon as possible by offloading the former Man United man at the first sign of any interest.
He has come out today in some reports and stated that he will categorically refuse a move to any of the French sides who are supposedly tracking the 32 year old defender which is a shame as I would gladly have lent him the Tube fair to Waterloo so that he could catch the Eurostar.
Now I am not saying that at some point in his playing career he wasn’t a pretty decent player, but what I am saying is that he is not a good footballer at this moment in time and hasn’t been good ever since we offered him a contract.
Statistics don’t lie and when read in relation to Mikael they are grim reading. In the 14 Premier League matches we have had to call upon his services we have conceded, wait for it, 24 goals. That is as opposed to the other 24 Premier League matches where he didn’t play, when we conceded just 13 goals! Incredible I think you would agree. Also note that last season we lost 6 top tier games out of 38, and in the 14 games Silvestre played, we lost 4. I rest my case. Oh yes he also managed to get himself involved in four cup defeats also.
Can we not just tear up his contract or something? I mean he really is awful!