Robin looking for £275k per week | Yann M’Villa to make announcement shortly

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Yann the man

It really is slim pickings today people! There’s very little going on in the world of Arsenal outside of the Robin saga. What we know is that talks have broken down. He’s not going to sign on for us. The best we can hope for is that he stays on for the final year of his deal.

We also know Arsenal have slapped a media ban on him. Seems a bit extreme if you ask me. Banning a 28 year man from speaking to the press seems a bit dictatorial. If he’s going… let’s hear what he has to say.

A couple of papers are reporting that he’s looking for £275k a week. Apparently this is making the big boys wince. Football really is losing touch with reality when those sorts of figures get bandied around. I still maintain that would be a terrible investment from anyone at those prices. He’s not the only person in the world who can score goals and in my mind, the only players that could even vaguely justify those sorts of figures are Ronaldo and Messi. They have both youth an tremendous fitness on their sides. Robin, whilst not over the hill is at an age where he’d be too old for a United transfer. How could you put £275k a week into someone who averaged 22 games a season before the last one?

It’ll be interesting to see where Robin does end up if he goes. Playing out your twilight in the blue half of City just doesn’t seem right. Surely you’d want something a bit more prestigious on your CV? We’ll see…. I know one thing is for sure… we’re all f*cking bored of this story already.

I hope that Arsenal can multitask this year. This is one issue… We can’t afford to let it cloud what we do elsewhere. Robin staying or going doesn’t affect anything other than buying a replacement striker. He’s not signing a new deal. That means we don’t have to worry about our wage structure changing. We still need another top striker and the rest of the team need sorting out.

Apparently Yann M’Vila is going to announce where he’s playing shortly.

‘I’ll make my decision after the game against Dijon [on Sunday]‘

It would be lovely it were us. I’m hoping the swiftness of the announcement is a sign it’s Arsenal. I’m not going to get my hopes up. However, he’s the new poster boy in the Nike advert… we have a Nike kit… you do he tenuous link maths.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMv8g8CO4cQ

I forgot to talk about the Jack Wilshere knee issue. He went in for surgery again. He’s either becoming a bit of a crock or Arsenal have gone to extreme lengths to ensure he’s not available for the Olympics. He’ll be back for the start of the summer… that’s good news. Let’s hope that we don’t have a broken season of injury interruptions. A year is a long time to have out of the game at such a long age. We need to treat him with the same kid gloves we treated Robin with this year.

This evening we have the Chelsea game. I can’t wait to be honest. I love to watch the free flowing football of Bayern. Champions League final nights are always spectacular. It’s just a shame it’s Chelsea there. I was totally confident Bayern would smash them… not so much after seeing them take a spanking in the German cup final last week.

Remember that poll we ran the other week about the final? Out of 3,700 votes, 41% of Arsenal fans would like to see Chelsea win the Champions League and knock Spurs out. 59% would like to see Bayern win tonight and not have to suffer the horror of season Roman Abramovich realise a dream.

That’s all I have today… back tomorrow for more!

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1,091 Responses to “Robin looking for £275k per week | Yann M’Villa to make announcement shortly”

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  1. DwanGoon

    Winners doesn’t sell their best players every season…. and worse, never replace the exits.

    That’s the problem with Arsenal for more than 5 years.

    Change must be this summer!!!!!!!!!!! 2 More Quality Players Please!

    We’re not far off from becoming a winner material, but also not far off from becoming a mid-table club.

  2. Moray

    Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein has been advising Liverpool’s owners Fenway Sports Group in recent months and is set to be appointed at Anfield, according to reports.

    It is understood that Dein played a part in the decision to remove both Damien Comolli and Kenny Dalglish from the club in recent weeks and is playing a major part in the interview process for a new Reds manager.

    hmm…

  3. SUGA3

    lowering already agreed salary is taking the piss, plain and simple!

    Seaman said there was more to it than met the eye, never heard of him lying, unlike the inept lot running the joint!

  4. Evan

    DG: Just responded, sorry for the delay

    Wenger doesn’t care about strengthening, he will be thinking Spurs won’t attract the marquee signings now and will likely lose the top players. Newcastle will lose star players and this season was a fluke. Liverpool will take a season or two to adapt to new manager,

    4th place is guaranteed job done, where’s my water slide and french whore of a rapper?

  5. Bade

    Ok D”r Kwik

    This is a quotation from UEFA’s regulations

    Titleholder
    2.03 The UEFA Champions League titleholder is guaranteed a place in the group
    stage even if it does not qualify for the competition through its domestic
    championship.
    a) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to four places in the
    UEFA Champions League and qualifies for the UEFA Europa League
    through its domestic competitions, the lowest-ranked club of the 2
    association’s UEFA Champions League representatives is automatically
    transferred to the UEFA Europa League (into the latest possible round
    where there is a vacancy). In this case, the number of places to which the
    titleholder’s association is entitled in the UEFA Champions League and
    the UEFA Europa League does not change.
    b) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to four places in the
    UEFA Champions League and does not qualify for the UEFA Champions
    League or UEFA Europa League through its domestic competitions, the
    lowest-ranked club of the association’s UEFA Champions League
    representatives is automatically transferred to the UEFA Europa League
    (into the latest possible round where there is a vacancy). In this case, the
    association of the titleholder is entitled to one additional place in the
    UEFA Europa League.
    c) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to fewer than four
    places in the UEFA Champions League and qualifies for the UEFA
    Europa League through its domestic competitions, it is entitled to play in
    the UEFA Champions League in addition to the association’s other UEFA
    Champions League representative(s). In this case, the combined number
    of places to which the titleholder’s association is entitled in the UEFA
    Champions League and UEFA Europa League does not change.
    d) If the titleholder comes from an association entitled to fewer than four
    places in the UEFA Champions League and does not qualify for the
    UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League through its domestic
    competitions, it is entitled to play in the UEFA Champions League in
    addition to the association’s other UEFA Champions League
    representative(s). In this case, the association of the titleholder is entitled
    to one additional place in the UEFA Champions League.

  6. Arse&Nose©

    If there was anything fishy going on from our end in the Ashley Cole saga then it would have been David Dein responsible for it. Don’t know how that man is still loved by gooners despite being such a slimy character. Just look at what he’s up to at Liverpool now.

  7. SUGA3

    IMO, farming Clichy was more of a priority, and what is wrong with DD at Pool?

    the man is a visionary, watch them go with him pulling the strings, Gazidis has nothing on him, ffs!!!

  8. Moray

    yeah, it looks like 4th place next year is already in the bag, with Spuds unable to strengthen now, so Wenger can go commentate on the Euros in peace and leave his cheque book at home.

    How is it all our non first teamers come out and say they want to leave every summer? This would never happen at Man Utd, City etc. How the hell do they rate themselves so highly?

  9. Arse&Nose©

    Visionary?

    He is the dodgiest man in football (bar ‘arry).

    This man got players to sign up with his son Daniel who has since led every player he represents out of the club.

    This man, sold his shares in the club he claims to love to a Russian tried for torture and corruption!

    This man is the one who said we should move to Wembley.

    This man is the one who got colonel kroenke involved.

  10. johnty

    DD was the highest paid director in the PL when at arsenal. Daniel comoli was why we were successful from 97-2004. He left and it fell apart. Dean did little good at arsenal all though he did appoint wenger.

  11. gunzsp

    i dont like the idea of sugar daddies, but i dont like it when arsenal fans come out with stuff like ‘we do it the right way’ ‘at least we will WIN it not BUY it’

    Open your eyes, the squad is not good enough to win a league cup, never mind champions league, we wont win anything if we dont spend on improving the squad.

    Im 17 and i feel i will never see arsenal win the champions league, we are not a top club in europe

  12. SUGA3

    ALLEGED torture & corruption, zzzzzzzzzzzzz…

    ever since Dein was kicked out, we have won fuck all, at least he sold out to an ambitious businessman!

  13. gunzsp

    is this the time to question wenger? 15 years in this competition, fuck all
    Di matteo, less than half a season, Champions league winner. I bet man city will win it as well before us

  14. Doublegooner

    As boring as ours will be, imagine the spuds marketing team making their end of season video !

  15. dennisdamenace

    Guys – I think the stark realisation is that we are going nowhere under this current management and under their c urgent model, time to change direction or be left behind indefinitely.

    Sorry to say, but if we want to be serious contenders and winners again we need to ditch this youth fallacy and get serious investment.

    And, if the manager and the BoD are against this, then they need to be replaced by a more dynamic, proactive team.

    Wake up and smell the coffee ffs.

  16. kwik fit

    I seem to remember a few spud’s were on here a couple of month’s ago talking frankly about Arsenal and were it all went wrong.
    I wonder were those losers are now?

  17. john

    wenger should put hes head down very low now if u cant win the cl u cant call ur self a world class manger thats 15 years off tryin with arseanal and failing miserably. only the exit door for wenger now

  18. Abdul14

    We can’t keep letting players leave, if we could’ve kept our squad from last season we would have won a trophy this year. Losing Fabregas and Na$ri was a huge loss as we were short in the middle, Jack Wilshere also missed out on the season so the only centre midfield regular was Song. Imagine having RvP of this season being provided by the likes of Fabregas, Na$ri, Walcott, and Gervinho?
    That aside, we must keep RvP, as Podolski will need time to adapt to the game, and can’t be our goalscorer, that is too much pressure on him. Plus I for one would love to actually see us win something rather than be ‘happy’ to finish in the top 4, that is only a minimum requirement. Mvilla would be a great buy, and if we could also get Kagawa, while keeping our squad we should win a trophy next year. I wouldn’t mind bringing Arshavin back either because he has the talent to make something happen, playing out of favour in LW restricts his game as he’s better behind the forward. In order to gain some funds of wage we need to get rid of dead wood such as Diaby, Squillaci, Djourou, Fabianski, Almunia. If we can do all this, instead of buying ‘bargain’ players we may win a bit a trophy next season.