First things first, Gunnerfever from Arsenal Mania just told us that Upson is going for a medical today and Bendtner will go to West Ham on loan, interesting and makes sense if true. He says that West ham will have the first option on Bendtner and the source is reliable.
Well I woke up to the good news that we appear to be closing in on the player known as Arshavin, apparently Zenit are looking to get £12mil and not the £10 that Arsenal have offered, that must mean there is no interest from Milan or City as we thought all along.
Alisher Usmanov. is chairman of Gazprom investholding, the company which manages Gazprom's international investments and Zenit.
So word has it that Zenit officials have invited Ivan Gazidis to Russia to carry out negotiations on an Usmanov-brokered deal. This could explain the delay as Arsenal don't want to be seen to be helped by the Russian shareholder, but it appears that he has now emerged as a key figure and if that's the case, well done that man, because we need a transfer like this.
This is supposed to be happening next Tuesday, so maybe Arshavin and Eduardo to make a cameo appearance at Cardiff, the home of the unemployed.
If we do get Arshavin and don't follow it up with a defensive midfielder and or a centre back we will be missing a real chance to make some progress here.
The news that Gabby (girls name) Agbonlahor is taunting us by saying they can afford a draw at Sunderland and we have a tough next four games compared to them should give our boys a little extra incentive to start playing like they know they can.
I would like to see us tighten the noose around Phil Browns scrawny neck and take the fishmongers to the cleaners, we owe them for humiliating us at the Grove and where better to do it than at their ground and gain revenge.
Arsenal TV last night had us down for a 2 to 3 nil win, Diaby said he wants revenge so all good noises coming from there, I reckon 3-1 because they are capable of scoring, their dismal run though should see us through as it coincides with our good run, let's hope Sunderland can stop Villa's lucky run and let us draw level with them, they aren't that good and O'Neill is beginning to irritate me.
I'll be an armchair fan today as Setanta have kindly offered to screen the game live, so I'll be online policing the site today. I hear Wenger has been praising Vela, so why on earth doesn't he play him then? He says Nasri not only prefers to play in the middle, he's better when he plays in the middle, so why not play him there all the time then?
Try this line up boss, it may surprise you.
Sagna Kolo Djourou Clichy
Eboue Diaby/Ramsey Nasri Vela
Adebayor/Bendtner or Boy Wonder
Play that team and we'll play as a team, play Denilson, Song, Diaby and Eboue in the same midfield you may as well give them the three points now and save the bus fare.
Have a great day Grovers it would be nice to see us playing decent football again, don't forget though it was Nasri and Vela that picked the locks last week.