Robin Van Persie story news to those at the club | Chamakh too pricey to move | Bould looking focused

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Usher doing the U-turn

Ahhh, nothing like harking back to the days when your music taste was truly abysmal. Why are we looking at a picture of Usher doing a U-turn this morning? Well, the famous song and dance reminded me of the possible manouverou Robin is considering at the moment.

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AST meeting: Arsene Wenger still mega popular | The FFP + sustainable business model yarn is dead | R&W speak up

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This is a yarn.

Last night I attended the annual survey reveal at the AST event in Holborn. They survey 1100 of their members, they get back around 600 of the surveys, the results are whacked in a document and we all preside over the contents and have a discussion around what’s important to the members. Now I know people love to say the AST don’t represent them. It’s classic web talk, like when people used to say ‘I’ll only believe it when it’s on Arsenal.com’. Sure the AST might not represent every single view you have, it’s not supposed to. As an organisation though, they have just about the perfect split of fans across all types of membership. They have shareholders, fanshare members, away supporters, club levellers, gold members and overseas members. Most who say it’s not representative haven’t been. Or they’re looking for a retweet. Grow up.

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Protecting Stan Kroenke | Player motivation and where it comes from | Arsenal preseason starts

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Protest though he would, preseason was never kind to Ronaldo

Good morning and welcome to Monday!

Straight into the mixer today. The Arsenal players who weren’t at the Euros return to the club today to begin preseason training. Anyone who has played Sunday league football will know that this is a period that causes great upset. It’s a time when you go back and compare gut size, exchange horror stories around what you did whilst on holiday and generally laugh at how out of shape you’ve all got in the space of 2 months. It’s the same for footballers. Apparently you get plenty of shirkers even at professional level… Still you have to say that the weather is working favourably for some intense training.

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