- Andre Arshavin 41%
- Robin Van Persie 16%
- Steve Bould 12%
- Vik Akers 8%
- Song 6%
- Kieron Gibbs 6%
- Almunia 4%
- Other 3%
- Eboue 2%
- Cesc Fabregas 2%
Votes cast: 3643
Ok so here it is and it’s no surprise that new signing and Russian superstar Andre Arshavin wins by a mile, what’s incredible is he only started playing for us in February, and before you start crowing and claiming the credit Arsene, think what could have happened if you had signed him last summer, well him and a few more, but I’ll come onto that.
Let me also say I was surprised no one voted for me as champ given I got 70 odd votes yesterday, so I guess our stalkers only vote on the chump issue, which explains a lot.
Onto Arsenal, as expected Francesc Fabregas denied saying what the Spanish News of The World ‘Mucka’ claimed he said, I get really pissed off when some fans get pissed off, with what Cesc supposedly said, he issues about 14,000 denials a season and yet he’s still questioned, this kid is as Arsenal as Tony Adams and will only leave when he’s not wanted, or when he gets fed up with his loyalty being questioned, so a word of warning to all who may not believe in our captain, I do.
Other great news is that Gael Clichy has said he’s going no-where which unfortunately means there’s no real room for Traore, except that is on the wing and that’s fine if he’s good enough, one thing is for sure, he’s a better left winger than Eboue, who now wants to go to a Spanish club, shame because I still think he is a quality right back, but if we have a youngster as cover, I will settle for that, I know the boss won’t sign my preferred choice which is Glen Johnson.
Jean Thissen, that well known Belgian manager of Togo has lobbed Adebayor out of his team as Adebayor started to tell him what he should be doing, really? that surprises me, Adebayor rates hmself. Arsene, take note, you were warned when he was at Monaco, he’s disruptive, he’s not that good so get rid of him.
Cesc, Dennis Bergkamp and Ian Wright all gave Denilson and Song the vote of confidence by suggesting we needed a ball winner in midfield, Cesc said in the mould of a Vieira, Gilberto or a Flamini, Berkamp went further and suggested YaYa and Ian Wright said that it must be really tough for Cesc to play alongside Denilson week in, week out, actually he said worse but I’ll leave it there. So, so much for stats eh?
If Arsene Wenger doesn’t act now, after Seaman, Smith, Dixon, Winterburn, Nicholas, DB10, Wrighty, Pires, Adams, big Frank and now his very own adopted son Cesc have all said, since the window has opened, that we need to buy a world class defensive midfielder, then I will truly despair, they surely can’t all be wrong, there has to come a time when Arsene can see it isn’t going to happen for certain players, well not now anyway, the thing is if he doesn’t act, our season will be over again by September like it’s been for 4 out of the last 5 seasons.
Enjoy today and basking in Andre Arshavin’s limelight, Andre you win a case of Peroni but you have to do an interview to claim it, it’s your call!
Have a great day Grovers, Keiran Gibbs had a good game last night and he’s next up against Spain on Thursday, tune in, he is one for the future.