Mertesacker busting smooth moves | Lukas Podolski confirms signing

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Theo buying my mother a football shirt... ?!

Theo buying my mother a football shirt… ?!

“Arsenal haven’t had any real stand out players in the last few years, like Thierry Henry. They have just lagged a step behind.”

Michael Owen my dear boy, what are you doing to yourself?

That comment above is another pearler in one of the former England strikers portfolio of shockers. It’s quite staggering to say we haven’t have stand out players over the last few years. I mean, admittedly, we’ve not exactly been pulling up trees, but in the main, bar poor management, that’s because our main players have been sold to our main rivals.

Adebayor, Nasri, Clichy, Cesc, Robin Van Persie… I mean seriously, the list goes on.

To say we don’t have any stand out players right now is pretty crazy as well. We’ve got Aaron Ramsey, one of the best midfielders on the planet at the moment, we have the best number ten in the world according to Mourinho, we’ve just nailed Alexis Sanchez, Per Mertesacker and Koscielny are two of the Premierships better centre backs and we’ll have picked up Debuchy and Khedira.

Not quite sure what he’s going on about. I think he’s angry because Liverpool are the most likely side to drop out of the top four this year. I don’t think he quite gets how hard it is to transition from 40 odd games to 55-60, whilst losing your best player to Barcelona.

Also, let’s not get too head of ourselves with United. They haven’t signed Vidal yet. Herrera and Luke Shaw aren’t turning around that absolute shit show of a squad… even if LVG turns on the magic. Which, a lot of people I speak to in the game, are not sure about based on his horrendous approach to man management and football in general.

In other news Sammy Khedira was asked where he was playing football next season, Lukas shouted over the top of him ‘ARSENAL’, that’s either superb trolling from our wide man, or it’s a bit of nailed on ITK information. It really does sound like we’re going hard for the German, the only concern I have is over his fitness record. Still, get him on track and we’re title contenders… simple as that really.

It will have been a bit of a mad summer. So mad, that I’ll no longer have a USP… I’ve got nothing to complain about.

… don’t worry though kids, I’ll find something, no doubt the catering is still total shite.

What’s with the hot dogs Ivan? Tell me? I’ll march… I’ll march with the hoardes and I’ll throw out my…


… banner. Then you’ll know the wrath of social media.

In other news, Ashley Cole has done one to Italy. It’s a good move, apparently he’ll get £35k a week made up to £70k on appearance fees. I’m not sure why more English players don’t make the move. I’d be all over heading to a different country. I’d have to find out if Italian women find English men as exotic as New Yorkers do… but if that was the case, I’d be all over it. Hot weather, great food, less intrusive press, mad nights out with Pirlo… what a life.

I’ve seen some stories on the web about Jack heading to Liverpool. I’ve not heard anything about this, would seem crazy to sell a young talent to them because we don’t need to be shifting on home grown talent and he could become a very good player if he cans all the badness in.

Not hearing too much on Loic Remy. He just took a ban for drink driving. Combine that with the mucky allegations last year, well, he doesn’t feel like an Arsene signing. Really think we’re done in the striking department from a gut feel perspective.

When you have a summer, like the one we’re having, you don’t mind paying a premium ticket price because you’re hopefully paying for a premium product.

Just to finish… Per Mertesacker, being a total boy. This should be the ONLY way to enter a night club with the lads.

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Khedira move super hot…

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Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday… nothing hammers home how entrenched Arsenal are in your life than the morning ritual of hitting up all the football sites for tidbits of transfer gossipery…

Manquillo and Debuchy are apparently close. Debuchy was at the training ground last week getting pictured up in the new strip. No idea what’s dragging there? Manquillo is a promising signing, according to the guys over at Sqwaka, he could be a future Spanish international right back. What I love about this signing, if we make it, is the brutality of it. Wenger has spied a problem in Jenkinson early and he’s making a move to change it now… rather than doing it after 970 games and a £129k a week deal.



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Lots of things I dislike about modern media. That’s social media. I work in it, I should embrace it… I do. However, the lack of privacy it affords people in the public eye is horrible.

Jack Wilshere has been snapped in Vegas drinking champagne like a rap star, smoking fags like a rockstar, generally acting like a bit of a lad.

Now, don’t get me wrong… It’s not the sort of image you should be portraying as an elite athlete. It’s not the sort of thing you should be doing at a tacky Vegas pool party where anyone with a credit card can go. Smoking, when you’ve spent a whole season demonstrating a lack of fitness… well, it’s just fucking dim.