3 of our best are leaving. This is your mess Arsene, sort it out.

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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.

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Ben Arfa, Kompany, Buffon, Ya Ya and Villa are all on the list!

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Okay, following yesterdays poll of who would the Grovers like to see the boss buy this summer, we had nearly 500 comments and many interesting suggestions, so you all felt passionate, the short list was drawn up from the following,

Ferdinand (Anton), Schweinsteiger, Ben Arfa, Robinho, Richards, Caceras, Zapata, Dos Santos, YaYa Toure, Alex, Benzema, Diego, Villa, Kerlon, Velosa, Gomez, Buffon, Nesta, Lucio, Eto’o, Barry, Huntelaar and Lescott.

It was close and Robinho was felt to be the choice but you also believed he wouldn’t be on the radar, same with Huntelaar, Benzema and Richards so the final choice could have been different, but this was your pick.

Buffon, Kompany, Ya Ya Toure, Ben Arfa and David Villa. Will we see them at the Grove next season? Who knows, (except Arsene of course!) but at least we all know who we would chose.

Someone even suggested Paula Radcliffe, but I think that was tongue in cheek Raddy!

I would like to add that I think Walcott will be like a new signing next season, stronger, quicker and more confident and like Ade, could explode with goals. Ade I think will improve and work on his first touch, as he says, he could had have 10 more, which is honest and I like that, if we have a fit RVP, Rosicky and Eduardo there’s more there too.

We also have Barazite and Vela coming on board and the most important thing is we won’t have an Henry/Flamini situation, is he staying? is he going? Which I think is massively detrimental throughout a season and should not be allowed to ever happen again, take note Arsene.

I really believe that next season could be the one, but we have to buy and the list we have put forward is impressive to say the least, Arsene, are you reading?

Given the nature of yesterdays post we only had 2 AKB’s on all day, which either shows people are beginning to stand up to the bullying or the AKB’s are all back at infants school.

Plenty to ponder today Grovers.

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Mega bids roll in for young superstars, blame Arsenal, not Real.

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So line them up, Anelka, Petit, Overmars, Edu, Flamini, Cole, Campbell, Diarra, Henry, Vieira, possibly Hleb and now Cesc Fabregas, our future.

Do we blame Real, why? It’s Arsenals fault. Why? Well everytime we get to the close season and win no silverware the players get fed up, understandable but not enough to leave, then the players get their heads turned and everytime we let them go, everytime.

It matters not whether they go on to bigger and better, it’s the attitude we have, ‘if they want to go you have to respect that’ how many times have we heard that? We are fast becoming a feeder club for Europe’s elite, the players know it, we know it, it seems to me the only people that don’t are Arsenal FC.

Do ManU get that problem? No. Do the Chavs? No. Do Madrid, Barca or Milan? No.

Every year we seem to be building a team and every year we win nothing. What we do though, is lose the players we adore and have been patient with.

Don’t blame the rules as no one follows them, except for us.

Liverpool go for Barry, Berger says he should go and what do Villa do? They sack Berger, that’s the spirit Martin, we should learn from that.

Last season if memory serves me, we sold Henry, Freddie, Ralph, Muamba and Larsson, we brought in Eduardo, Fabianski, Diarra and Sagna, we actually made a profit and were a player down, the season before we were 3 players down, so that makes 4, do the math, oh and then we sold Diarra, before Flamini decided to go, cracking bit of business boys, if Diarra wasn’t what we wanted, why sign him in the first place?

Keegan says he would need £150 million to break into the top four, why? We spent nothing, over the last 12 years. We’ve only spent £20 odd million, against huge amounts coming in, so where does it go? Who knows, maybe Arsene does eh?

Keegan and Redknapp talk rubbish, Newcastle have spent as much as ManU and Liverpool since the Premier League was formed, they just didn’t buy good players.

Wenger has bought well, that’s why we’re top 3, so huge credit to him, but every year we go through the same old, same old.

We can talk success but we’ve never won back to backs and we’ve never won the European Cup, and we won’t as long as we keep giving in to players and big clubs.

Time to make a stand, buy some big players and show Cesc we mean business.

Why should he waste his career here with a club obsessed with youth? Come on Arsenal, you owe it to the fans.

Lets give the boss a shopping list and email today’s findings to Arsenal.

Let me say that this site loves Arsenal, loves Arsene and loves the way we play football, but we love trophies more, so lets start trying to win them, all of them, not just 2 of them, just like the other top clubs try to.

We’ll give you all the list that Le-Grove wants tomorrow, we’ll refine it to the best 4 players, plus a Flamini replacement and a Hleb one if he goes.

People power is the way forward, we are paying customers, we pay more than anyone and we deserve better.

AKB’s stay away, we don’t want your opinion. We already know it.

Have a good ‘un Grovers, today we make history.