Ade’s agent enjoying breakfast
So then, it is official. Hleb is leaving for Inter Milan,
‘He is leaving Arsenal even though they want to offer him a new long-term contract and better conditions. Only time will tell if leaving is the right decision, but there’s no way back now. Everything will be cleared up in the next two weeks.’
By official I mean that agents seem to dictate to Arsenal, not the other way round. Tut Tut. Those words coming from the same agent who said,
‘But Alex loves life at Arsenal. He feels he is at the best club in the world.’
‘He has the ideal manager, he loves his team-mates and loves London. Why would he want to leave?’
Clearly an agent of class. Not as classy as Adebayor’s agent who is believed to be demanding £80k a week or his client will be off. You know what? Fuck off to the both of you.
If both stories really are true, Wenger has no one to blame but himself. He created this monster and now it is up to him to kill it. He has a degree in Economics – clearly not one in people management. All these players that are leaving are his, he knew their characters when he signed them so he should not be surprised.
The issue I have is that Arsenal are one of the biggest clubs in the world, when a player turns to them and says,
‘I am off’
Arsenal/Arsene should tell them to fuck off. If they don’t like it, rot in the reserves for a season… then we’ll decide what to do with you.
We sign them for peanuts, so we’re not losing out are we?
Every time we let a disgruntled player leave, we make it more and more acceptable for the others to follow suit. At least back in the old days we’d get at least a few seasons of class out of our players before they started whinging. Diarra gave us 3 months, Flamini gave us one good season as did Hleb (Unproductive at that).
Now Adebayor; last season’s biggest joke… is apparently demanding £80k! I am furious!
People will say they are only demanding what they are worth… well, the flip side is that when we sign them we pay them more than any other club. That is how we get so many youngsters to join us and that is why our wage bill is so high. They already get paid well. Do people really believe after 1 season of promise, Ade is now worth £80k p/w?
Season after season we seem to have to deal with greedy bastard player leaving for the greener grass of another country/club. Cashley, Sol, Thierry, Diarra, PV04, Anelka, Petit, Overmars…
How many big name superstars have left Chelsea, Liverpool or ManU recently… on their terms?
Not as many as Arsenal, that is for sure.
Grow some balls Arsene, tell Ade he is staying and if he doesn’t like it – Vik Akers has a place in the women’s reserves for him.
That would send out a message to the Clichy’s and the Cesc’s of the world. You sign for Arsenal on our terms, and you leave on our terms. Simple.
Sorry to grumble on a Friday, but the season isn’t even out and we are suffering.