Friday, June 22, 2007

Shop Opening, Henry Leaving, And more

Hello all, a bit of news for the day then.

First off, ArseNole has opened its new online shop. Lots of stuff in there from shirts to bumper stickers to wall clocks to mugs. Check it out here.

Next may be the most important thing we've had in a while. As first reported by Arseblog, the Arsenal publishing department has been told not to feature Thierry Henry on any publications for the upcoming season. Interesting news there...The papers in Spain are reporting that Barcelona have agreed a fee of 16 million pounds and hope to unveil him on Monday. They also said Henry has agreed a four year deal with the Catalan club. It's all Spanish press so you never know what to believe but that's the news. Inter Milan have also recently shown interest in our captain and leading goal-scorer.

I think it may be the time when Henry finally does leave us. That bit about the publishers is quite interesting and leads me to think he is gone. After all, he is currently our captain so you would think if he was going to be here he would be on everything the club produced.

Jeremie Aliadiere is looking forward to his new opportunity at Boro, saying he hopes to make an immediate impact and hold down a place in the first team. I wish him the best of luck. I was never really big on the guy but anyone who stays at the club for seven years should be thanked for their service at least.

Arsenal have been seeded for the Champion's League next year, meaning we will avoid Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, AC Milan, Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid in the group stages. The Gunners were seeded fifth, ahead of Man U and Chelsea.

Arsene Wenger has been linked with the Real Madrid job, and is one of the four managers they are looking at to replace Fabio Capello.

And that's about it for the day. It'd be a big loss to lose Thierry. Let's at least hope we have the brains to sign someone to replace him.


1 comment:

Patrick said...

with a less than stellar season its not to surprising to see Henry on the way out. He just couldn't stay fit this year and haggled with injuries.

Seeing Wenger leave to Real Madrid would be hard though. Wenger is an excellent coach and It would be nice to see him around for a few more seasons.