Hello all, finally stopped raining here in Florida so that's good news. There isn't a lot of news today but I'll try to cover every bit of news I can find.
The Board held another meeting yesterday with ex-enemy Stan Kroenke. It's looking more and more like Old Stanley is becoming our ally against the porky prisoner from Russia. He seems to be just fine with his 12.2% and with functioning with the board instead of against them. If he pledges with the other board members not to sell his shares that will be good news for us.
The club released an official statement on the meeting saying this: "The Board of Arsenal Holdings wish to confirm that a positive meeting was held in London on October 3rd (yesterday) with Stan Kroenke.
"The meeting falls in line with the club's intention to maintain an open dialogue with large shareholders of Arsenal Football Club."So we'll see how it goes with old Stanley. Anything to keep the Obese Oligarch out of our club.
The other potentially big bit of news today involves Gilberto Silva, who is not happy about losing his starting place to Mathieu Flamini. Gilberto has only started four games for us this year and I think two of those were at central defense so he really hasn't gotten the games that he normally gets. Flamini has been playing quite well though so it's very hard to drop a player in such good form.
Gilberto I think could leave in January. He's getting up in years and our central midfield is absolutely packed. If you think about it we have Cesc, Flamini, Diaby, Denilson, Gilberto all vying for two spots every game and it just won't work out that everyone is getting the playing time they want. Now Diaby and Denilson both get the Carling Cup and some Premiership games but they are young and won't expect as many, but Gilberto is used to playing every game so this is rough for him and he may want out. Just a thought.
That's about all I have today. I know it's short but there isn't much else. I'm still attempting to put together my first podcast but I'm just figuring it all out and I still need some people to do segments on it so please if you are interested email me. That's about all. Remember the prediction contest before the match this weekend. Later