First things first, Igor Akinfeev has told Andre Arshavin he wants to join next years Champions league and EPL double winners Arsenal, Andre has recommended him to the boss, which means that he also thinks we need a new keeper.
Is he what we need, or do we need Stekelenburg, Schwarzer or Hart? My personal choice would be Joe Hart, though Akinfeev is not huge, he is very Given(ish) and only 24 and Stekelenburg played in the World Cup finals so is confident as well as good. Tough call.
What we are all in agreement on, is that we need someone and apart from Chezzer, we have no one at the Arsenal that can improve our goals conceded stats.
It seems we are going to up our Jagielka bid to £15mil, I would have scoffed at that in the past with Wenger and his purse, but after seeing him pay £10mil for Koscielny, £15mil for Jagielka wouldn’t surprise me.
Madrid are joining the hunt for Cesc it appears, I would prefer to keep Cesc, but not just for a year, and if that’s what’s on the table we should sell him, and not for the silly amount of £30mil, that’s what jughead (Milner) is going for.
Just because that’s all Barca want to pay, doesn’t mean that’s what he’s worth, offer him for Messi, or strip him of the armband and sell him to the highest bidder, that’s if he still wants to go that is, but if my information of yesterday is true, he’s going no-where. TIME TO SPEAK CESC!
What is interesting is apparently Andres Iniesta said that the Arsenal fans are dear to Cesc’s heart and he wants to win the title for them with Arsenal before he leaves, Cesc, if you truly said that, then tell us, we would understand, stay with us until we win the league, ha, ha the way we spend money, you could see out your whole career here! (Kidding)
I’m getting the feeling the new DM is going to be between Eastmond and Frimpong, and no new monster is coming in, disappointing, but I was impressed with Frimpong, no such much with Eastmond, but he did look good in cameos last season, let them fight it out and give Song some competition next season if you won’t buy someone.
There were a lot of rumours doing the blog yesterday about Denilson, I hope they are true, because although he had a great 2008 he went south in 2009, me, I’m fed up with waiting, just like Cesc is. Bring Frimpong or Eastmond in to fight it out with Song, Denilson’s had way too many chances. WAY TOO MANY. Do you hear me Arsene???
Enjoy Sunday grovers, there’s the Grand Prix to take your mind off the lack of football, Tuesday we begin, then it’s the Emirates Cup.
Interestingly Andy Gray said in the Sky Sports magazine, that he thinks if Chamakh brings what he thinks he can to the table, he expects us to push all the way this season.