Before anything else and I know we all talked about it yesterday but, the world of football truly lost a really nice guy in Gary Speed, may he find peace and may his family and friends find strength as they try to come to terms with such a loss.
Ok, onto the post…..
First up its Chamakh and despite Arsene Wenger trying to convince the player and all us Arsenal fans that the player is very much in the future plans of our boss, the amount of appearances he makes suggests a whole lot different.
Yet again PSG are in the news about wanting to save our Moroccan’s career and suggestion is that they are about to make a £10M offer in January. They can afford that amount; they are the French version of Man City or Chelsea.
Personally, if I was Arsene Wenger and this offer came in, I’d bite their hands off in a flash!
Chamakh breezed in, played his part when we needed him last season but something has happened to him, maybe similar to what has happened to Arshavin – both have lost all confidence they joined us with and now for the sake of our football club they need to be allowed to leave. More importantly though, they need to go for the sake of their own career and Arshavin doesn’t have too many more years left in the game, he deserves to be more than a bench warmer.
Next up is the mass sale that’s reported to be on the cards at the Etihad Stadium in January. Having recorded and reported a huge financial loss over the last few months, it would appear that they are planning to recoup a few pennies by selling off a few players. In fact as many as twenty-three players could be on their way out as they look to shape up ready for the introduction of the FFP……
Wonder if we could get a few bargins in their January sale?
Staying with Citeh, Mario Balotelli saw red yesterday in their 1-1 draw with the Dippers so he won’t be available to face our young side for tomorrow’s Carling Cup fixture.
Nottingham Forest defender Jamal Lascelles is the latest young player being looked at by Arsene Wenger. Lascelles is already featuring for England at Under 19’s level and £2M sure be enough to secure the 18 year olds services as long as Chelsea don’t get in there first.
That’s about it for today, tomorrow the rich kids are in town……
Have a good one….