So is this the real new away kit of the 2009/10 season?
Or is it the shyster who mocks up fake kits to throw us off the scent for Nike! Thanks to whoever the chap was for letting me take a picture of him outside the Arsenal tavern, it didn’t look as bad as I feared!
In other news, Pedro has been doing some sluething off duty. He met a guy in Camden over the weekend who works for the hospitality people at Arsenal. I don’t want to name names, and he was a Manc… but he did share some interesting titbits.
1. The burgers you saw Cesc and co wolfing down at the youth cup final first leg were in fact purchased from the burger bars in the normal seats. I think we call that keeping it real in the business… however, they did not part with any cash. Maybe it’s a company perk? A good one if you eat enough… £5 a burger is extortionate! I wonder if that went down on their P11D’s as a benefit in kind?
2. Nik Bendtner has a nickname amongst the Arsenal players… ‘Barbie’. I’m going to hazard a guess that this nickname has more to do with his pink boots than any physical similarity… pretty damn funny if you ask me!
He also told me the Arsenal season ending do was pretty amazing. I can vaguely remember him telling me some celebrity names that were there, he mentioned a female singer who is going to be big next year sang (Name if anyone has it!), Matt Lucas was there, he said the Who were there (and played I think)… he also said all the players were there and in good spirits and that word on the street is that Ade is a goner this summer, note goner, not gooner!
Mystery Manc, we salute you!
The following question was sent from an AKB, who even calls himself an AKB, these people occasionally post to ask us how we feel about certain Arsene Wenger issues, and if we believe we were wrong in our assumptions during the season, I decided to post this today and to answer his deluded question.
Author : AKB and proud
A quick question…
Earlier in the season I kept reading on here that Arsene has loads of cash and does not want to spend it. Many kept assuming they knew how much we had to spend. The board kept saying that Wenger could spend as much as he wanted but was apparently too tight fisted.
My view was always that, that view was pure bollocks. I am intrigued to know if most still feel that its the case.
Ok , let me put you out of your misery AKB and proud. I have said on many occasions that Arsene has had the money to spend, he has chosen not to, why else would he have bid for Alonso? He decided to go with project youth and told us to judge him in May, well we did, and so it appears did he, and that my friend is why he is now saying he will strengthen his squad, because we weren’t good enough, and don’t forget he also said earlier in the season that if he had £100 million to spend, he wouldn’t spend it, now he may now be saying if he did have £100 million he would be stupid not to spend it, but he obviously forgot his earlier statement, I hope that answers your question.
The time for apportioning blame is now at an end, we won nothing and the season is over, so let’s all look forward to see what he’ll do in the summer, we’ll get behind him because we are all Arsenal fans, you Mr AKB posted your comment at 3.30 just before the 4 o’clock kick off, so if you were so proud to be an AKB, then why were you not there paying your money to support your manager? Why? because you are not a real fan, you sir are a plastic.
Now although I did say we have won nothing this year, I didn’t mention that we are playing the second leg of the FA Youth cup tonight against Liverpool, so at least we stand to win something this year and that will go some way to proving we do at least have the best young kids in football coming through under the expert guidance of Stevie Bould, let’s hope some of them go on to forge a successful career at the Arsenal, boys we wish you luck, go and do what the big boys couldn’t, win us a trophy!
And a huge well done to Mr Bould who has been quietly instilling some of that old spirit of 89 resilience in the kids that has appeared to be lacking in some of the first team, maybe Arsene, it’s time to promote Steve to the first team bench.
P.S. There are people who want to do deals with their season tickets this summer due to work commitments etc… mail in if you’re interested because you’ll have to move quick, today is deadline day!