I’ve been away from the media for a few days, fed up of rhetoric from the windbags that are the tabloid newspaper gossip column’s the phrase ‘Mugabe media lockdown’ might be apt.
But hey, normal service now resumes what better way to make a comeback than enter into the dizzying world of transfer speculation once again? – well, there is sod all else to ramble on about.
Spanish media outlets (gotta be fake then, right?) have claimed that Andrey Arshavin has pretty much handed himself onto a plate to Barcelona for a transfer this summer, given the guy is money orientated and has said on more than one occasion that Barcelona are his dream club (Arsenal are obviously Barca-lite), you can see elements of the story that could be very realistic. It has not been reported over here but it might just be a matter of time with the focus on the World Cup and chasing Cesc Fabregas out of the club.
The thing is with Arshavin is that he is an amazing player – but only when he wants to be. Looking at his contribution last season all us Arsenal fans were a little disappointed but in the context of his career it was about right, he has never had amazing stats.
He gave everything when he was made the focal point when all our other forwards had limbs dropping off and he is a tough little fella, you just need to look back to the time when he played on with a gash in his foot and had it stitched up at half time and told it was best if he came off. He carried on as only he would, and scored.
He is world class when he decides he is going to be, the only problem is that he doesn’t seem to want to be world class all the time.
For what it is worth I think he will be here again next season, you can hold me to that if you like.. just like you can hold me to the statement I made about Cesc Fabregas still being here on September the 1st – the latest on that in a while.
Is it just me or do the media seem to have the ‘Arsenal’ and ‘Barcelona soft keys on their paper writing computers stuck? Fabregas, Clichy, Song, Bendtner and Arshavin ALL mentioned in the same sentence as ‘Barca bid for Arsenal player [...]‘
I’m speaking for a lot of people when I say I have had enough of all this, you also have to note that since we announced the arrival of Chamakh there hasn’t been any movement on the incoming player front – just the same old column filler names that will never take pride of place on the back of an Arsenal shirt and rightly so.
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Cesc saga… Pro-Barcelona paper AS are reporting that Arsene Wenger will have the final say on the future of Cesc Fabregas, it seems that the boss is emerging as the key player in all this – Cesc himself has left his future in his safe hands. He is happy to stay at Arsenal, very happy. Remember the comments that caused the kerfuffle? He said he would love to stay here, or words to that effect.
Again… take from this what you will. My mind hasn’t changed.
Lets hope for an end to this soon, eh. Things are a bit grim at the moment.
Theres rumour after rumour about Joe Cole signing on a free.. the Daily Star think its a done deal – they also probably think Elvis isn’t dead and quite frankly I wouldn’t believe them if they were the last paper on earth.
Will he join? Not in my book.