So, the Barry story refuses to go away, and reading between the lines it seems that the Alonso deal won’t happen so he’s rekindled his interest in Barry, he hasn’t ruled him out and said he’s a player he’s looking at and being cup tied isn’t a problem.
What he didn’t do is say NO, so that must mean he’s still going to sign someone, so that’s good, however I can’t work out why it takes so long to work out who you want and go and buy him.
Apparently the reason the Alonso deal didn’t happen is even though the player agreed terms, we only offered Liverpool £10mil, if that’s true, how devastating is that for the player? Why do we always do bargain basement? That’s why we only ever get our second choice player and not the one we wanted.
Song is back in the squad for our trip to Fulham so I’m guessing he’ll be playing in the midfield role as Djourou didn’t get dissed so should keep his place, I won’t mind that as Cesc will soon be back so it will be a short lived thing.
It seems that most of you were happy with the Silvestre move, so although Traore has gone to Portsmouth – our second team, we have a much stronger squad which can only be good news for the coming season, who he plays is his headache, at least we’re not drafting in a 9 year old prospect at the back, they will all be solid alternatives.
Manuel is being considered as an England keeper as he’s qualified now, but I’m still not convinced of him in goal for Arsenal, I can’t really see him ahead of what we currently have in the England squad, so we’ll stay out of that debate.
Arsene had that look in his eye at yesterday’s press conference, so that leads me to believe something’s about to happen, I was dissappointed that Vincent Kompany went to ManCity as he is a player I rate, but I suppose drafting in Silvestre for those tight last 20 minutes in games where conceding is not an option, may be the more sensible ploy, after all Adams and Keown weren’t exactly spring chickens were they?
He did say he would have this new midfield player in for the Twente game, so that means today, not that the boss has ever not stuck to a deadline, but it would be a nice way to end the week, don’t you think?
Have a great Friday Grovers.