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Julio Baptista's future at Arsenal is in doubt after he revealed he is struggling to adjust to playing in the Premiership and life in England.

 

The 26-year-old is on a season-long loan from Real Madrid as part of a swap deal for Jose Antonio Reyes.

 

Baptista told The Times: "The weather over here is killing me. We get one day of sunshine for every 30 days of rain.

 

"The Premiership is very hard. I enjoy making clever touches but the game is so fast I don't have time to think."

 

There is still a possibility of Baptista's switch being made permanent but the Brazilian indicated he would rather return to the Bernabeu at the end of the season.

 

"I could stay at Arsenal but right now I can't see myself anywhere for definite," he explained.

 

"But it is clear in my mind that I'd tackle a second chance with Real with far more maturity than I did my first.

 

"My girlfriend and my mother are frightened about not seeing the sun in England. They miss being in Madrid."

 

Baptista, known as 'The Beast', has not been impressed by some of Arsenal's rivals.

 

"The teams from the north of England are terrible," Baptista said. "When we play them I have counted their centre-backs booting up to 30 long balls upfield per game.

 

"The moment you stop to think, someone has taken the ball off you and knocked you to the ground.

 

"Over here they value a corner kick more than a fancy flick. I am lucky to be with Arsenal, as they are a team that likes to play proper football."

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"The moment you stop to think, someone has taken the ball off you and knocked you to the ground.

 

"Over here they value a corner kick more than a fancy flick. I am lucky to be with Arsenal, as they are a team that likes to play proper football."

 

Typical holier than thou attitude from an Arsenalite.

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"The moment you stop to think, someone has taken the ball off you and knocked you to the ground.

 

"Over here they value a corner kick more than a fancy flick. I am lucky to be with Arsenal, as they are a team that likes to play proper football."

 

Typical holier than thou attitude from an Arsenalite.

 

To be fair, he is right...

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Baptista is a fukn donkey - but he is right about the hoofing of the ball tactic - wudn't attribute that totally to northern clubs tho

 

Most anything is "north" to Arsenal though.

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So does that comply with Man Utd this season then?

 

 

If he spent less time counting long balls and more time concentrating on playing football he may have had a better season tbh.

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His point about long balls is totally valid, though Watford to my knowledge aren't "North" and they launch hundreds of the bastards, so its not just teams in the north!

 

The rest of it is just typical arsenal whinging, to disguise the fact he's not hard enough to last in the prem and he's struggled to make any impact.

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The moment you stop to think, someone has taken the ball off you and knocked you to the ground.

 

and . . . . . . think faster you hom. Sorry Mr defender, give me a second to look for someone to pass to

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I really do wonder what bullshit these foreigners are being fed. Surely the buying club might make the player aware that it might get cold sometimes, and the PL is the fastest hardest league in the world. Hell, maybe even show them a few videos?

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