Morning all. Haven't posted in what feels like forever when in fact it has only been six days, which is still far too long to go without posting. However, there has been very little news for me to go over recently, as everything seems to revolve around Andriy Arshavin. In fact, today, the news is still about Arshavin and nobody else. I'm hoping that this is a clever cover and we're doing some sort of business on the side. Like for a defensive midfielder and a center back. We probably won't buy either because that would be logical you know, and that's not how we do things at Arsenal.
Nicklas Bendtner is in the news, with reports saying that he gave Bolton our lineup before the match over the weekend. It seemed a weird story at the time it came out, but now it is even more strange with Nick's dad coming out and denying the reports.
"I can't even comment upon this. It is completely brain dead. No
footballer could in his wildest imagination do something like this. This
is talk for the devil. This is the English in a nutshell. This is the way they
are, and something we have to react to with laughter."
"It could be that he has passed on that information. That he said, 'I am
going to score against Bolton'. That's the story and situation in this
So it's a pretty strong denial from Nick's father, but the strange part is that he admits that his son "passed on that information." The information is that he was going to score against Bolton? I don't think he walked into the opposing dressing room and said, "Ya know, I fancy myself scoring today. Just wanted to pass that along." I just can't see that happening. I don't know what to believe on this one but if he did pass information to the opposing team he's either a moron or really has a terrible attitude about the team. I'm not really a fan of his in either case but I am thankful that he did score.
The big news of the day though is not about Arsenal, but about Manchester City. Today they flew a delegation into Milan to meet with AC Milan officials and to lay out a 100 million pound transfer bid for Kaka. They also are willing to pay Kaka 250,000 quid a week, which comes out to 13.65 million pounds a year. Absoultely monster numbers and it shows just how badly they want a world class name at the Eastlands. However, there are some serious doubts as to whether Kaka will accept the deal or not, saying he wants to "grow old at AC Milan." Now I for one have never liked players that move teams or clubs just for more money (see Ashley Cole), but I think if I was Kaka here I would have to accept this deal. It's just too much money to not take it. No, City are not in the same class as AC Milan, but if Chelsea can buy some quality than City could be able to as well. Who knows who all they could bid for in the summer that could turn them into a team like Chelsea's and then they could indeed me challenging for honors. It's a scary thought that so much money can be thrown around on one player, especially when our club is hesitant to spend any at all, but I'd rather be in our position than City's. I'd much rather have our cheapskate board than a "sugar daddy" who blows too much money on players that will underperform. Just saying that in Kaka's case, you really should take that deal, it isn't coming around again.
Remember how Charles N'Zogbia was begging for a move away from Newcastle and really wanted to go to Arsenal? Well since we aren't bidding for him now he's begging for a move to Lyon. It's mental some of the quotes he comes out with. He has absolutely no commitment to Newcastle and while Newcastle are a bit shite and are cunts, if you sign for a team you should probably be a little more commmited at least.
And that's all I've got for the day. If there is any news other than Arshavin news tomorrow then I'll talk to you then. If not then the day after. Cheers.