As PHW said, he is a decent chap and will sign in the summer, about the same time the big boys are hovering and he becomes 29 and is only worth a one year deal, unless of course he is French (Squillaci) or he is a panic buy (Arteta)
And anyway, by then he’ll probably be injured and we will be clamouring for Park to sign an extended contract as he’ll be the new superstar.
I have always loved Robin but he has always been a crock and to be honest I have often questioned his worth, I still do because as sure as eggs are eggs he has a three month injury in him somewhere, and as much as I adore watching him, I know it will never be for a whole season, so do I want him to sign a new contract? You bet I do, am I in a hurry? No way, let it wait until we need to, he owes us that at the very least.
Oxo, the future had a good game for England last night but he is still just a boy and at least 3 years off being ready to make a start, Jack on the other hand is closing in on fitness but the really great news is Abou Diaby is almost ready for his next injury.
I do wonder when Wenger will stop telling us he is on his way back and will make a big impact, I have said many times on here Diaby is a top player that can make the difference (either way) in games, but I have also said he is injured far more often than he is fit, and how long does one keep paying him £60k a week to sit on his arse? Me I would give him till Christmas, then I would sell him and bring in someone like M’vila, no more, he has had his chances.
Don’t forget he signed at the same time as Adebayor and Theo, think about that!
I rate him highly though, but like Robin, you have to make a decision.
Just to get back to the Van Persie situation and how calm Arsenal are about him signing a new contract, I seem to remember the same rhetoric about Nasri last season, then the old lame excuse about how great Wenger was getting £25mil for him as he was after all in his last year, hmmmm, isn’t that the same as RVP now? Or is that just me being a silly Billy?
Had he sold Nasri last Christmas, that £25mil could have been £40mil.
Anyway Grover’s, have a fine day, it may be cloudy but Spring will soon be upon us and the sunshine will pop out again, if I’m wrong, then judge me in May.
P.S. You may have noticed some strange goings on yesterday, well, that was us shifting over to our own shiny new server. Nothing really changes for you, but it gives us a chances to develop the site over the coming months and it gives us more freedom. If you notice any problems, drop me an e-mail at the same place, other than that, it’s business as usual!