I got home yesterday to find the new Kit Catalogue, ‘Explosive Arsenal’ on the doorstep – I had a browse through, not with any intention of purchasing anything I hasten to add but as I turned the pages something struck….
Page one – Jack Wilshere, Kieran Gibbs, Aaron Ramsay and Wojciech Szczesny all lined up in the new away kit in a double page spread.
Page three – Alex Song, Jack Wilshere and Theo Walcott lined up in a few training shirts and tracksuit tops, again in a double page spread with a few t-shirts thrown in.
Page five – Jack Wilshere, Wojciech Szczesny, Theo Walcott and Robin van Persie lined up in our brand spanking new home kit and another few t-shirts on the page.
On the front page is Thomas Vermaelen….
No Cesc Fabregas in the photos and no Samir Nasri or Gael Clichy either….
Ok, I know there are other first team players missing but other than Bendtner, Clichy and Denilson, no others have been linked to leaving nor have they asked to go – well, not as far as I know anyway, so their absence from the new 2011 clothing catalogue is nothing much to shout about.
But does the absence of the three mentioned tell us something??
I’m not suggesting that all three are on their way out, all I’m suggesting is that maybe their Arsenal futures really are unclear?
Right now we all read that Fergie is going to bid £20 Million for Nasri, Barca are going to step up their offer for Cesc Fabregas and while that is all going on, Clichy is still being linked to a move away, so who knows….
No doubt all will become clear as the weeks go on, all I know is, it’s not looking as rosy as some may have thought..
Well, not yet…..
Wouldn’t you like to see this next season??
The Daily Express this morning reports that Arsene Wenger has finally opened talks with Bolton about Gary Cahill. The English central defender is on most Arsenal fans summer wish list and £17 million is all it will take to make him ours. He’s 25 years old, 6′ 2″ tall and is the future of the English defence. He’s probably got another 7/8 seasons at the top and I don’t think that price is too high, not to get a bit of British steel in the defence.
Suggestion is that we are going to offer one or two fringe players to Owen Coyle in the deal, this is one story I hope has some truth in it and I hope it gets sorted soon. The race seems to be between us and Man City but again, suggestion is Cahill doesn’t want to join the money bags!
My fingers and toes are firmly crossed on this one….
1st July is nearly here Guys and Gals ;)