Taxi for Santos! Jesus Navas linked & Nuri Sahin finally set to be confirmed..

Morning Gooners,

Only one place to start this morning and that’s with the news surrounding Andre Santos.

Last Friday morning, our Brazilian left back displayed a little bit of erratic driving which caught the eye of the local constabulary. Instead of stopping for the boys in blue, Santos put his foot down and a bit of a ‘chase’ followed. Santos finally stopped and got arrested for his trouble.

There was no alcohol involved, mind you at that time of the day you wouldn’t expect there to be.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said:

Shortly after 9.30am on Friday August 17, a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving and failing to stop for police on the A1, near to Junction 22 of the M25.

Officers’ attention was drawn to the vehicle due to the manner of its driving.

The man has been bailed to return at a date in mid-September to a north London police station.

I reckon Song was in the car too and Santos was trying to get him away from the club asap. 😉

A lengthy ban from driving looms I suspect so there could be a  Maserati GranTurismo supercar up for sale, £110,000 and it’s yours!

Talking of speedy, Jesús Navas González has been linked with us this morning in Spanish Newspaper AS, which is known to be reputable He’s a right-winger who can also play on the left, his main assets are his quick dribbling and an ability to run at opposing defenders.

If this has any truth in it, surely Theo Walcott is soon to depart. Navas has a buyout clause of £27 Million, so don’t get too excited!!

One who seems to be arriving, finally, is Nuri Sahin. The deal has at last been finalised according to the media and we should have that confirmed by Arsenal today. This must be the longest transfer saga ever and it’s only a loan!

Sahin’s arrival will please all Arsenal fans but it doesn’t seem to be enough to quiet some sections in the media, they choose to carry on their ‘let’s look back and laugh’ campaign against us having watched us sell two more players this summer.

The Sun reports that since winning the 2005 FA Cup, the 17 top players who we have sold have gone on to win 44 major medals with 11 different clubs. They suggest that we have raked in £163m for those who left and that is not including those we have sold this summer.

Staggering really, all that money in just seven years but players are nothing more than ‘just players’. Where one leaves, another steps up or as last summer and this one is proving, others come in.

We are signing more mature players now, players who really want to be at Arsenal and don’t just see us as a stepping stone to a so called bigger and better club.

That is what a club like ours deserves and as Gary Neville has said:

AFC are the most important thing, players are just grains of sand on the beach.

Arsenal are 125 years old.

Well said Gary, I still don’t forgive him though over the way he treated Reyes!!

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

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