We are about to 16% owned by a billionaire from Nigeria, that’ll learn ‘em.

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Mr Dangote logging on for his daily dose of Le Grove

When I first started supporting Arsenal, we were owned by Dennis Hill-Wood, a proper English gent, a war hero and a good and honest man. Boy how things have changed.

The Bracewell-Smiths have been replaced and the sensible Hill-Woods are long gone, we now have his gaff strewn son, who owns a handful of shares, we have an American that doesn’t really support Arsenal and an Usbek, shrouded in mystery and intrigue, now it seems we are about to get a Nigerian billionaire, well it finally looks like Arsenal football club will be rewarded for their prudence, imagine the board meetings!

I know nothing of this chap and am making no comment about his character because I don’t know anything about him, but what a mixture we will be, how on earth will that lot agree on anything???

All the money that Usmanov and Kroenke have, why didn’t they buy Nina’s shares? You really have to question them letting 16% go to another billionaire, what a buggers muddle. Financial prudence is now about to be replaced with expensive and explosive bun fights and what will happen next is anyones guess, if someone can find a positive in that lot I’d like to hear it.

A woman’s scorn eh Nina!

The Cesc Fabregas show

It seems now that the Cesc deal won’t happen as Barcelona have no money, there’s a surprise, we are now being linked with about a 1,000 players as you would expect, but here’s my take on who we should and who we shouldn’t buy.

Keepers – Hart, Buffon, Schwarzer or no-one, I would prefer Hart as I think he will be England’s next number one, my guess, no one.

Defenders - Chiellini, Cahill, Sackho, Mertesacker, Hangeland and Taylor, I would take any of them as I think they are all better than no one and with Gallas and Silvestre sure to go we need someone. My guess, we’ll sign one.

Midfielders – Gourcuff, Melo, Silva and Arteta, well he seems to rate Melo and we do need another DM and I rate Gourcoff and Silva, me I’d have all 3 and get shot of Denilson, Arteta is 28 and a crock, leave well alone. My guess, we’ll sign one.

So as long as we sign 4 of the above I think we’ll keep Cesc and be a real threat next year, clear out the deadwood and keep the young players we know will make it. It’s time to get it right on the pitch Arsene, with the arrival of Mr Dangote to the Arsenal, I don’t think we will be the same ‘Bank of England’ club anymore, but I think the era of winning nothing will not be rewarded with new contracts either, maybe this is a good thing for us the supporters, either way, if this chap buys Nina’s shares, things won’t ever be the same again.

Have a great day Grovers, the next couple of months promise to be a roller coaster ride.

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Arsenal make a shock bid for Messi and Iniesta.

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What a headline! And maybe it will happen, if the management of Arsenal read this post, I am confident it will.

So Blackpool get promoted, and that has to be down to the influence of Jay Emmanuel Thomas, I hope you got a thank you note Jay, well done Blackpool, I am pleased for you.

Jose Moan-rinio becomes a double special one and wins the treble with Inter, I wish this club wanted to win all the trophies on offer, it must feel great being an Inter fan, cheap tickets and winning trophies, it’s kind of why we have a football team to support isn’t it?

I found this link yesterday, I clicked it and saw two of our articles on it, nice touch that, at least it goes to show that other blogs find us of interest. I thank them for that (Click here).

Still no comment from Cesc or his boss, that says it all really, because Barca are talking about it and so is Brideshead Revisted star PHW, so it’s obviously been said.

We have the biggest management team in football I believe, Barca make a derisory bid for Cesc Fabregas, and now we have a stand off, do we say he’s going nowhere to Barca and end the speculation? No, we stay silent, which is not fair on the fans and spineless as far as Barca is concerned.

Here’s an idea Ivan, make a counter offer, say we won’t sell our best players, especially when they have 5 years left on their contracts, we would however like to buy Lionel Messi and Iniesta for £40 million, we would offer more, but as you know, we are Arsenal and have no money. A bit like you.

What do you think they would say?

I’m pretty sure it would be Are you aving a tin barf, sell our best players for £40 million, do you think we are retarded? Only Arsenal sell their best players for nothing, remember TH14? We had him off you, you know the drill, bend over and grit your teeth’

We allow ourselves to be pushed around like the fat kid in the school playground, it’s time we stood up to bullying and stop pretending it’s the media, it isn’t, this is happening, so go back and show them you have balls Arsenal, it will send Barca a message, and it will send the team a message, we lose top players every year and it’s way past a joke.

Oh, and go and buy some world class players and win some trophies, if you had done that last season, your captain wouldn’t want to go and play for Barca, I don’t blame him, if I could go and support them instead I would, unfortunately I can’t change my loyalties like flicking off a light switch, I’m a Gooner for life. I wish Cesc was, he’s not though and this proves that the plan isn’t working, how many more people need to tell you Arsene, this project was built around Cesc, now he wants out because he doesn’t believe this team is good enough, time to listen to someone.

The writing is on the wall, don’t kill your legacy, stubborness doesn’t win anything, unless the ‘nothing trophy’ and qualifying for a competition we’ll never win is all that counts.

Please go and buy some quality that will keep our captain, begging him to stay one more year will do nothing for us, it didn’t with Thierry and it didn’t with Ade, this team you have will still get trashed by the mancs and the chavs next season, change tack before you lose everything.

Have a great day Grovers, it’s not far to the window and maybe he does have a plan B.

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29 reasons to feel happy about being a gooner!

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The first is that we have finally signed a player, the player has taken 29 as his number, he is French but chooses to play for Morrocco, his name is Chamakh, the player formally known as Numbchucks and he is a gooner and has been all his life!


If Cesc was going, I don’t think Chamakh would have joined us, he will be the final piece of the forward line jigsaw we have needed and when Wenger starts adding to the team he will build the strongest side in the EPL, we always said we needed a goalscorer, a DM, a centerback and a keeper, Cesc has told the boss to sign up or he’s off, Barca are skint so he won’t be going, so now is the time to start the rebuild, now is when you will see the signings we have craved and next season you will see the side we have dreamed about on the pitch.

I may be in cloud cuckoo land but I really believe that the boss has seen the error of his ways and will bring in the talent we need to win some trophies.

Not much has happened with the Cesc thingy, but maybe that’s because he has been given the assurances he needs to stay, I don’t want a player that will stay and do us a favour for one more season, i want a player that will care about us as much as I do.

Today starts the big re-build, and maybe that was the shock that Arsene needed, maybe now we can start to see the team we all dreamed of.

Maybe now we can start believing, maybe this is it??? Or am I mad? Chamakh? Who knows, but at least we finally signed someone.

Have a great day Grovers, this could be the start of a great era in the history of our great club!

Who knows eh! Maybe Arsene??? Either that or we’ve signed someone on a free from the crap French league and we’ll soon find out why all the big boys didn’t try and get him, we’ll see!