It seem’s Ba is off to Chelsea IF we believe “sky sources” ….
Twitter was all a buzz last night with ex palace player Tom Soares wishing Wilfried Zaha all the best at Arsenal. Make of that what you will but of course only time will tell to all the gossip and the “in the know” comments.
Another story getting lots of mileage is the Arda Turan rumours but is he any different to what we have?
Is he better than Ox or indeed Zaha if he signs?
My point would be, is he actually what we want?
I think it’s still clear to most that we need a big physical player in midfield and Arsene has said the same on numerous occasions since Diaby has been injured.
A great many if’s and but’s at this time of the year, but plenty to discuss at a time when there are players that we fans want in and of course many that we want out. No doubt we’ll disagree over who we need and who we want as we all have our favourites but that’s what makes it all fun..
Tomorrow sees the opening of the transfer window so the next month will show us exactly where our club is heading I would expect.
One interesting story which I failed to mention yesterday relates to reports that we are about to try and entice Brian Marwood away from Manchester City. Or as I feel is more appropriate, try to encourage him to return to the club which he will never forget.
He may have only been with us for a couple of seasons but in that time he made an impact.
Marwood was signed for £800,000 in March 1988. Seen as a replacement for injury prone Martin Hayes, his impact was nearly immediate; his crosses supplied Smudger with goals throughout the 1988-89 season, in which Arsenal won the First Division title for the first time since 1971. Smith himself credits Marwood as being the most prolific supplier of assists while he was at Arsenal.
Marwood soon established himself as the club’s first choice left winger but sadly, injury forced him to miss the last five matches of the season, which included our title-winning match against Liverpool at Anfield. He still took away a league winners medal with 31 appearances that season.
Injury again restricted Marwood’s chances in the 1989-90 season, and he only managed nineteen matches that season and his days were numbered after Swedish international winger Anders Limpar joined in the summer of 1990.
He was sold to Sheffield United for £350,000 in September 1990; in all he played 60 matches for Arsenal, scoring 17 goals.
Right now he’s the ‘football administrator’ at Manchester City but according to a few newspapers yesterday, Arsenal want to get him on board.
From The Sunday People:
Arsenal chiefs will launch an audacious move to bring in Brian Marwood from Manchester City to help Arsene Wenger end his trophy drought,
The board are convinced the former Gunners winger can be the man to work alongside Wenger to attract the world’s top players to north London and take the club back to the big time.
Wenger is desperate for a link man with the Arsenal board over transfer strategy, a role that’s been vacant since the departure nearly six years ago of vice-chairman David Dein.
Interesting I’d say…..
If it’s all true……
That’s it for today, have a good one…..