Ramsey signs (OFFICIAL!), Cesc tries to quit + new defender lined up…

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It looks like Ramsey , the new Steven Gerrard is set to snub Red nose and sign for the super reds, it’s believed that Arsene worked his magic on Ramsey and his family. First team football with a great team was the lure, ManU, Football’s new team in crisis will be very pissed off to lose this kid, well done Arsene.

Other news sees the boss closing in on Philipe Mexes, I hope this one is true, I really rate this guy and France didn’t take him so a deal could be done sooner rather than later, him or Mertesacker would do me.

Other news was our young Turk Francesc Fabregas stormed into Wenger’s office the day after the Sunderland game and demanded that he signed David Villa and gave him a new and improved contract otherwise he would quit for a bigger club which included Tottenham and Hull City (as they spend more than we do). He said things have to improve.

Wenger said give me some time to think on that you cheeky young Spaniard.

Well Wenger said last week after much thought and a long chat with Peter Hill-Wood

‘Cesc, I can’t buy Villa as we’re skint, but I did get you a new and improved kit, you’ll love it’

Cesc couldn’t believe it, he said

‘No you deaf bastardo, I said quit, not kit’

Well both agreed it was the translation and Cesc was miss quoted, but as he already had his own Nike show Cesc agreed to talk the kit up as long as he could look mean in the publicity shots, thankfully the boss agreed, we think he knew all along that Cesc said contract, you see the moral of this witty and informative story is that… …Arsene knows!

Okay you all had that coming, I quite like the new kit and so do the players, but tellingly Gallas, Almunia and Ade are in the picture which speaks volumes for who will be here come the new season.

Let’s hope the Ramsay story is true, that Philipe Mexes is coming and that Cesc really does like the kit.

Have a great day Grovers.

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Forget a new striker – Radio activeman is back!

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Eduardo it seems was exposed to a radioactive blast when he first went to Croatia as a 15 year old, it would explain his strange squint, his bones repair themselves with lightening speed, in fact rumour had it, he was about to come back on the pitch for the second half against Birmingham but Wenger wanted to give him a rest.

Well done Dudu, what a recovery, will he come back sharper and wiser? Time will tell, but either way Arsene won’t be looking at Benzema or Villa unless he offloads Ade or Bendtner, and I can’t see that.

Mertesacker had a great game last night, he does look the sort of centre back we need, though Dunne hasn’t left the picture just yet, but either would do for me.

I saw Modric yesterday and he’s not a patch on Hleb or Nasri so my fed-up-ness of the Spuds getting him isn’t quite so disappointing. Dos Santos was, but why did Barca sell him so cheap? Word on the street is he’s a party boy, so maybe that’s why the boss didn’t look further and why Barca dumped him, time will tell on that one.

We are being linked strongly with Given, I can’t see him playing second fiddle to Almunia and I can’t see Wenger dropping the waiter, so unless he plans to bring him in over the said Spaniard, I think that’s a dead duck, though I do rate him.

The midfield question still remains unanswered, I now think he’ll wait and see who performs at the Euros, after all the big clubs can’t buy them all, and whoever he brings in, he’ll work his magic on them, and frankly anyone who joins this team will fit in well with the way we play.

Man City look to have the cheque book out and may sign Goofy, you never know though, there could be a few surprises in store.

I am beginning to get confident that maybe our kids can step up, but we need to make sure this time our squad is big enough and strong enough to challenge on four fronts anything less would not be good.

I think the time is right to get positive, we’ve had a moan about lack of signings and the board, the stadium and the trains, so from here on in it’s positive all the way, not long to go now for pre-season and signings, I don’t want Santa Cruz or Gudjonson, I think we have better, I would however like a winger in the Bobby Pires and Marc Overmars mould.

Good to see that Robin has been giving it rather than receiving it, but a shame that Wes boy got injured, I quite like him.

One day soon the new kit will hit the streets and Arsenal.com and we can all treat ourselves and make a little more money for our beloved club!

Have a good day Grovers let’s hope all our boys stay uninjured in the weeks ahead.

*Update: Matty Flamini is out of the French squad… again!

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Three signings.

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I watched both the games on and off yesterday and when I look at what we have in the Euros, then I think who we don’t have at the Euros, I think we have possibly the best team in the Premiership.

Almunia, I think he may be replaced but if not I won’t be devastated.

Sagna and Clichy are simply the best and were both in the EPL team of the year so were are super strong there, with Eboue and Traore as back up we need no additions at full back.

Kolo and Gallas are again solid, but we need to have four centre backs and Senderos needs replacing, can Nordtveit step up? Not sure but I think he’s too young, Djourou can so that means we need a spare, that spare if good enough can alternate with Kolo and Gallas. So we will need a world class player, shortlist of Meretsacker, Kompany, Mexes, Dunne and Zapata.

Defensive midfield we have Gilberto and Song as replacements for Flamini, for me if Gilberto stays it’s good cover but we need to bring in someone, options are Veloso, Barry, De La Red or YaYa, tough one this as it will involve money, my guess is he won’t replace Flamini, unless he swaps Hleb for YaYa and I doubt that.

Midfield is pretty packed with Rosicky, Cesc, Diaby, Hleb, Walcott, Eboue, Denilson, Barazite, Merida, Randall, Gibbs, Lansbury and Wilshere if the boss is serious about bringing the last six into the first team squad. If Hleb goes, expect Nasri.

Up front we have Adebayor, Van Persie, Bendtner, Vela and Eduardo who will now come back early.

So in theory we are probably looking at 3 signings, defensive midfield, centre back and attacking midfield if Hleb goes, I thought we were three short last term, plus the above that makes six, what would you do?

I think we could do it with just three if these kids can step up and if that’s the case Wenger would have it bang on, so maybe this is the plan and why he’s been quiet.

My team to start the season would be.

Almunia or Frey, Buffon or Given

Sagna – Kolo – Meretsecker – Gallas – Djourou – Clichy – Traore – Eboue

YaYa, Veloso or Barry – Gilberto – Song

Hleb or Nasri – Cesc – Diaby – Rosicky – Diaby – Walcott – Barazite

Adebayor – Van Persie – Vela – Eduardo – Bendtner


Randall – Gibbs – Denilson – Song – Wilshere – Lansbury – Merida – Barazite

On paper that squad could win the quadruple and would explain why our wage bill is so high, so my question for Sunday is do we have enough, do we need more? I have to say it does look good… but there again I’ve been banging on for months about spending money.

So I could be a target for the Le Grove haters, but I’m agreeing with the boss today and pumping up the squad so they’d be hard pushed to pick the bones out of that one.

Have a happy Domingo Grovers and enjoy the football!