Yes, you guessed it Grovers, Arsenal looked to have won the race for Plymouth Argyle's 15 year old Aaron Spear!
The next Wayne Rooney apparently...
Fantastic news to start the week with, I know you've all been sweating on this one, hot on the heels of Cardiff centre back 'Rambo' Ramsey, Wenger's gone and done it again! There's a song there!
At this rate we look to have the league title sown up by 2018, not long to wait, but bad luck for any of you in your forties, you may not live long enough to see it.
Yes I am being a little facetious, but with Rui Fonte looking like he won't be staying and Van Den Berg already on his way it does get a little tiresome signing all these kids that never go on and make it. You can be patient if it happens, but all this hope and then it doesn't is a tad boring.
Having to read that Bentley is demanding European football probably means he'll become a chav or a spud and he's only 23 but he could have and should have been an Arsenal star, he wasn't potential, he was good, yes I know he had an ego, but so did Henry and look what he did for us.
I still think we have enough in the squad to make an impact but this relentless stream of youngsters that never make it, to me is getting pointless, if we saved the salaries and transfers costs of say 4 of them and bought an established star, it would probably cost the same.
We have more than enough forwards, though you may want to swap one for Benzema or Villa, we have more than enough midfield players though again you may want to bring in an out and out winger, we even have enough defensive midfielders given we have Song, Gilberto and Djourou there, but we may wish to swap one and bring in a YaYa a Barry or a Veloso, but whatever your view we are woefully short of class at centerback.
You see it, the press see it and we see it, unfortunately the boss doesn't. I said yesterday we need a Richards or a Lescott, we still do today, they're English so Wenger could and should move now, before the Euro's end and the big spenders start to make their moves afterwards.
I really feel that's all we need to win all before us, regardless of what Scolari and his Russian billions do, sign them now before the pre season begins, Richards is a Gooner, he'll team up with Kolo and be unstoppable, do it now, today, before someone like Rednose buys him to replace 'Deliverance' star Gary Neville.
(After he interfered with Ramsey, he'll be gone soon)
Please Arsene, it's all we need, Gallas has proved to the world he can't cut the mustard, mentally or otherwise, not anymore, Thuram is way too old and Senderos is just not good enough.
You aren't perfect, Stepanovs, Cygan and Senderos prove that, bring in Adams, let him sort them out, but put a stake in the ground now and show the fans you mean business, heck I would take Meretsecker or Zapata over anything we have and I'm sure the team would too.
I've been positive all weekend, I've even been called a closet AKB, I hope this post puts the record straight and regains my self respect.
Let's see some action this week boss, we're almost there!
Have a great week Grovers, the force is strong.