220 players on the way? Wenger says we’ll be reassured.

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His words not mine this time, Arsene has finally come out and said what we all wanted to hear, new players on the way and we should not be disappointed.

He also said that he would prefer them from the premier league but that would cost more, we know that and now speculation starts, your fault Arsene, not ours, a premier league player and maybe two from abroad, so who would they be?

The following are players that have been muted that we don’t want, or at least I don’t, you Grovers may have other ideas, I will list those we do and those we don’t want and you can pick the bones from that carcass.

Richard Dunne a workmanlike defender, but not big enough or imposing enough for me but at £1million would fit our budget. Nzogbia and Obefemi Martins – no comment and no thanks. Kranjcar, I’m not sure what he will add but with a great team could be a surprise, look at what happened with Flamini.

Those we do want are Ben Arfa – mobile tricky and can score, very probable, Robinho the same, but too much money, Pjanic is the right age for a Wenger signing and I would be happy with him. Villa or Benzema are break the bank signings and given our injury history would not go amiss, I’d have one of them.

Velosa, comfortable as a center back or a defensive midfielder, big and imposing, another I would have in a heartbeat.

Gareth Barry I would have as well, I think he would work a treat with Cesc, but I have a feeling that’s Diaby spot next term, wrong in my book, not because he isn’t good enough, but because he’s injury prone. Mertesacker I would look at as well as Kompany, Mexes and Lescott.

Finally forget Gerrard have a look at Ronaldinho, you don’t become a bad player overnight and he could be that John Barnes type player we’ve always needed and will hold the fort until young Jack Wilshere comes of age, as far as money is concerned, I’m sure he’ll take a cut, he’ll learn from his mates Ronaldo and Adriano.

I also think clubs are looking hard at what they pay players, yesterday Keegan was told Owen needs to cut his salary if he wants to stay, maybe a new trend at last?

I know the spelling is all over the place but everywhere you read their names, the spelling is different.

Yesterday we retracted an Ade story, we even apologised, Ade was in the morning papers and we reacted badly, that afternoon he denied it on Arsenal.com, a little late but at least he came out, which is more than Hleb did, we then used the next days post to apologise.

That brought the AKB’s out, well that and school holidays, I even got this piece of priceless advice from a boy named Sue, who has been on before to give me pearls of wisdom. This was it.

‘Don’t believe a word unless it’s on Arsenal.com or you hear it straight from the Professor’s mouth’

Well Sue if we did that life would be boring wouldn’t it? No need for blogs, fanzines, sport pages in newspapers or television, just Arsenal TV and Arsenal.com what a perfect world that would be for Arsenal incorporated.

If you truly believed that, why on earth were you reading Le Grove? I’m resting my case and we move on, but please any AKB’s out there, unless you have something we are remotely interested in, don’t come on our site, take the boy named Sue’s advice and go on Arsenal.com – you know it makes sense.

Last game today so expect a youth team out there, he won’t risk Flamini and upset his new team AC Milan, so I would think he’ll put Denilson in that spot, it would be nice to see Diaby have a go, but I’m guessing he’ll be injured again.

Randall’s another possibility, but he, like Song, for me are a way off, I would think Sunderland want to win this one so will be out there with their strongest line up, don’t forget what happened the last time we played them at the end of the season …Diaby got crunched.

I hope that we’ll end the season on a high and ManU win the double, boy I never thought I’d say that!

We’ve been asked whether or not we’ll be blogging during the summer, YES is the answer, I think we’ll do Monday to Friday and not the weekend, Pedro thinks we should do both, we could do every other day, I hate the weekend because all the arseholes come out of the woodwork and I have to police the site, and more often than not I’m at the game and can’t.

My fear is having enough to talk about, so, what the hell! you Grovers tell us what you want. We’ll play it by ear regardless, I think we have a good thing going here and it keeps us off the street, away from drugs and out of gangs, so it makes sense.

See you in the comments section and good luck today.


Ade we apologise, Have we signed Arfa and is Nasri the chosen one?

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First things first, Ade if you’re reading this we apologise for ripping into you yesterday after we all read the Daily Mail back page.

We said, if it wasn’t true, go on Arsenal.com and say so, you did, a little late mind, but you did, so Arsenal, go sue the shit out of the Daily Mail, maybe the money we get would fund a player!

Shame Hleb hadn’t the same class as Adebayor, unless he does something soon I think he should be shoved in the stiffs for a season, greedy bastard, just like Flamini, shit for 3 years, 1 good season and he wants out.

The Sun says we’ve signed Ben Arfa for £16 million and we have been alerted over Richards as he ponders his future, well after yesterdays debacle, I’ll wait and see what Arsenal.com say about that.

Top four Tottenham joker Jenas says they can finish above Arsenal next season, they say that every season don’t they? they can’t even finish in the top ten yet they still tell the press they can finish above us, what a complete bunch of talentless wankers, enough time spent on them, that’s probably more than’s been said than all the blog sites in Tottenham this week, both of them!

There is a chance that someone can get Samir Nasri from LOM for £12 million, please let it be us, he is just what we need, Hleb like but with an end product, bring him in and sling Hleb out, or at least give him some competition.

Have Ben Arfa out wide and Ramos at center back and we’d do anyone, that would have me licking my lips, that’s for sure.

A word on 80’s muppet ‘SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER’S’ very own, Kevin Keegan, he tells the world that to break into the top 4 would take £150 million, whilst south coast’s ‘dodgy’ muppet backed him up, and he’s spent zillions himself, as well as benefiting hugely from our benevolence.

Funny that, I thought Newcastle had spent as much as the Mancs and the scousers over the Premiership years, Kev son, do your homework before you open your gob, you twat.

Same of course could be said of us over Ade (get the facts first) but as soon as we found out it was rubbish, we retracted, and that’s the way professions handle situations, know when you’ve made a huge mistake and do something about it, are you reading Arsenal???

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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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