Here we are then, Sky Sports kicked off at 6am today with all their ‘breaking news’ stories, one’s which have in the past just meant Arry Redknapp had either arrived at the building or left it and they’ve managed to get him to wind down his window and speak. Well I think that is what he was doing!
Not today though eh, he’s probably trying to sign the name ‘rosie’ on his withdrawal slip at the bank seeing as he’s unemployed!
Talking of money, since the news broke about Theo Walcott not agreeing terms for a new contract, all his ‘haters’ have jumped on his back. He’s not worth a pay-rise, stick in him the reserves and let him rot, sell him now the useless ********* – and in general the comments have been about him trying to rob the club and thinking of his own bank balance above football and in particular, Arsenal.
Well, Arsene Wenger has spoken and those who have said all of the above have been very wrong:
His situation is simple – he will stay with us and play for us. No he will not leave this window. Theo has one year to go [on his contract] and that is simple. We have to find an agreement with him on whether to extend the contract or not for a longer period. That is what we want to do.
I think Theo loves the club. Contrary to what some media have written he is not obsessed by money, there is just a little difference that we hope we can, at some stage, find an agreement with. That is it basically.
Some will still believe that should Citeh or Liverpool come in with a substantial bid, our club will reconsider but I’m not so sure. No doubt Man City thought that too as they went straight back to Swansea and signed Scott Sinclair. Liverpool and any other club can take a hike.
Back to today, the long-awaited final day of the transfer window and Arsene Wenger is after only special players if they are available:
We have enough [players], that is for sure, but you always want to improve your squad and if we find a top, top, top player we will do it. We are working very, very hard. We have resources available so if it is not happening now it will happen in December.
We are active but we do not just want to bring average players in. If we find a special player who can find us a plus we will do it, if not we will not do it.
We all know that special players cost special prices and Arsene Wenger/Arsenal FC don’t spend that kind of money on footballers.
Also, do we really need ‘special players’?
I would say no, we just need good players, committed players, players who will bring experience to our team and depth to our squad.
Player who will make that little bit of difference…..
Will we see one or two?
I think so…..
Well a few could depart today, Chamakh and Park on loan and Bendtner should finally become a Juventus player.
Essien and Fabregas are the latest to be linked with a ‘shock’ move. The latter of course stems from being dropped to the bench by his current manager. I doubt there is any truth in either.
The Champions League draw saw us join Schalke, Olympiakos and newcomers Montpellier in Groub B and in the Capital One Cup we were awarded a home tie against Coventry.
That’s it for today, it’s going to be fun guys and gals, let’s just hope our club is part of it.
And I don’t just mean selling or loaning players out…
Have a good day all….