Some very interesting news kicking off today in the press.
Firstly, sad news for Andre Santos of Flamingo. The Brazilian, almost a year to the day he left Arsenal was beaten by his own fans leaving the ground. Quite a horrifying event really. I mean, I know we had our issues with him but thankfully those incidents rarely happen on these shores. Our thoughts are with him at this time.
Secondly, as I mentioned last week, David Ospina is now super close to closing a deal with Arsenal for £5m-ish. The Nice keeper and Colombia number one is over faced with the challenge of usurping Chezzer. A lot of people highlighting the Poles golden glove award last season. Well, put it this way, Alex Song landed 12 assists the season before he moved on (And I told you about problems there). There are similar question marks over Chezzer, so we’ll see how this pans out.
… Wenger isn’t exactly a master when it comes to sourcing keepers. Still
, maybe it’s strategic. If he nabs one Colombian, we might nail some of this incredible talents elsewhere in the national team. That’d be magic. Caudrado and Rodriguez! YES!
Talking of Rodriguez, he’s reportedly joining Madrid along with Kroos. Something tells me they’ll need to be selling some pretty hardcore talent soon. There aren’t enough spaces on the pitch to house their talent! Hopefully we’re sniffing around now…
Apparently we have been trying to broker a deal for Carvalho of Sporting. I know very little about him other than he’s 22, a bit of a monster around the pitch and defensively minded. Would make more sense with my Arsenal hat on that we go for someone expensive and young over 27, injury prone and super expensive in every way. Khedira is rumoured to be off to Monaco. Looks like all he cares about is the pay day. Whatever, as long as there’s a plan in place.
More rumours have surfaced around Mario.
LET THEM BE TRUE
Some people on the web are saying there’s substance… some people say stuff like that to make them see like they have the inside line. Some people say it because they know. Hopefully they know. A big, powerful, fast, slightly off the rails talented beast of a striker really would cap off this summer in spectacular fashion!
It’s clear that Milan are desperate to punt him on, but it’s not clear whether Arsene would put Giroud into third in the pecking order. Well, maybe it’ll be second with Sanchez outwide?
Right, I must finish this as I’m in Paris…