Thursday, July 5, 2007

2 Full Days Of News...Which Means Not Much

Well hello all, I was out celebrating independence yesterday here in the states so I didn't get a chance to write, so I'll make up for it today.

First off, the ArseNole has reached its first 1000 hits. Here's hoping for many more to come. I hope you all enjoy it.

Now today's news, then I'll do yesterday's.

Former Gunner Paul Merson stated that he was worried about the Gunners next year, and wondered if we could finish in fourth. Well Paul I don't know if you've forgotten, but we ALWAYS finish ahead of Sp*rs. Always. He goes on to say that Da Silva is a decent signing but it will be hard to replace Thierry Henry. Was this really a news story? I think anyone that has ever watched football could say it will be tough to replace Thierry Henry. So enough rubbish out of Paul.

Eduardo Da Silva has given his little bit about how he hopes he can step out of the shadow of Henry and make his own mark for Arsenal. He's wearing number 9 and any GOOD mark he makes will be the first in that shirt in a long while. But seriously though, I do hope he adjusts fasts, we've seen a lot of times where it takes up to a year to adapt to the English game, and we can't really wait that long, we need the goals to come fast and early.

Freddie Ljungberg's agent is in the news again, this time refuting a reported move to Fiorentina. He's said it's just speculation and Freddie is intent on completing his 10th year here. Why is it that when player's get old and shite then they want to stay but when they are good they decide to leave? I don't know but that seems to be the pattern.

Five of our Young Guns have been awarded professional contracts, so they will be continuing their careers at Arsenal for a awhile longer at least. Nacer Barazite, Rui Fonte, Paul Rodgers, Jay Simpson, and Wojciech Szczesny were all given deals with the club. All of them featured in the FA Youth Cup run to the semifinals last year, so it is good to see their efforts rewarded and hopefully they will be big players for the club in years to come.

In other news, the striker that many Gooners wanted to see come to Arsenal is apparently close to signing with Manchester United. It's been reported that the transfer fee has been worked out and he will sign for them after the Copa America. This is miserable news for us and let's hope the Glazers sell Manchester to some Sheik's from Saudi Arabia and the move the team there and sell all of their players and make them slaves building pyramids or something.

And that's about all I've got for you today. Enjoy. Cheers


Anonymous said...

its a real shame about tevez, if wed just put a bid in, he said he wants to stay in london and was excited by us. and now man united have him, same old story tho really, o well, if we sign someone else as gd then i won't be too upset.

ArseNole said...

problem is is there a player of his quality that is available for what we could've gotten Tevez for? Not that I can think of. Once strikers establish themselves, they get way overpriced (Bent, Torres, Villa). I'm not sure we have another option to go to. We have to hope this Da Silva guy can adjust fast and be quality for us and hope Arsene spends the rest strengthening defense and getting a winger.

Anonymous said...

yeh weve just signed that nordveit bloke, and if we get sagna that would be kl, i was hoping wed get ribery or malouda, but with ribery gone to munich and malouda looking like hes goin to chelsea. i guess well have to find someone else.