Wanyama linked, Losing out on Santi Cazorla & Juventus don't want RvP…..

What a day ahead we have…

We all get to see Arsenal perform again in Asia, today we are in China at The Beijing National Stadium and kick-off is at 1pm UK time. Coverage of the game is live on ESPN or Arsenal Player.

Then a bit later in the day we have the Olympic Opening Ceremony and if you aren’t interested in that, Eastenders is on BBC2….

Back to our game  though, lets beat Manchester City today, don’t care if it is a friendly, let’s get one over the current Premier League Champions and show them and the rest of the lazy, moaning, gutter media that we are a strong side and we will be competing with, and beating the so-called best in England this coming season!

Let’s get one over the moaning Mancini, who is crying in his cornflakes this morning as his rich boss won’t shell out for Robin van Persie at the moment, or any other player it seems right now.

I strongly suspect though it will be little different to the way we approached the Malaysia fixture, a run out for everyone which is fine, just make sure we win…

One who will no doubt feature a some stage today is young Benik Afobe, an exciting young player who is in a bit of bother after a little spat with a Tottenham fan on Twitter. The offending comment written by Afobe is this one:

2-0 and you f***ed it up. 10 points clear and you f***ed it up! 

Don’t worry this year might be your teams year.

It seems this will heinous offence will be dealt with in-house, or should I say has been dealt with in-house as an Arsenal spokesman said:

We are disappointed and will be reminding Benik about his public responsibilities as an Arsenal player.

Is using the ‘F’ word in such a way that Benik has, really that offensive??

Personally, I found last nights antics far more offensive, the Welsh players representing Great Britain’s football team in the Olympics refused to sing the national Anthem. Disgraceful in my opinion, they are there representing GB, not Wales!

Maybe Stuart Pearce should have selected David Beckham after all he would have done GB proud!!


The Defensive midfielder link isn’t with Yann M’Vila or Etienne Capoue – today it is Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama, according to The Daily Mail anyway!

Sky Sports report that Juventus are not so keen on signing RvP, the clubs director Giuseppe Marotta told Sky Sport Italia:

A top player is not only judged by how much he costs, it can also mean a player who costs less but on the pitch shows an absolute value.  

Van Persie is a great player but Arsenal do not intend to lose him. And you cannot indulge in a player if the owners don’t want to sell

Talk of our real interest in him seems excessive to me.

Sky also report that Malaga are after top price for Santi Cazorla. Thier coach Manuel Pellegrini confirmed that an offer has been made but they won’t be selling him cheaply:

If significant offers come in for players they are worthy of consideration, but I don’t think Santi will be leaving for €20 million.

Has that offer been made by us?

Is it a ‘derisory’ offer that will see us lose out?

That’s it for another day, have a good one….

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