Simpson hailed as boy wonder, Cesc honoured and Luke Freeman aged 15, signed.

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Ok, so Jay Simpson hits a wonder strike from 20 yards and was inches wide with another effort from the edge of the box and the media can see why Millwall are desperate to keep him on loan, well done Jay, they’re the reports we love to read. (well that and the roasting one’s)Cesc says ‘at my age it’s difficult for me to say whether I am going to go or stay, I’m very happy, but you never know what might happen, that a legend like Schuster might be interested in me, is an honour.’Well Cesc after 2014 you can make that decision, until then you have play for us.Arsenal beat off competition from Newcastle and West Ham (must have been tough) to sign 15 year old super kid Luke Freeman, a left sided striker, so well done Luke, another product of the Arsenal IVF programme arrives.

On the conclusion of the Beckham story, if any of you get to read the Sunday Times, read the sport section and ex England rugby hero Stuart Barnes writes a column on the subject, frankly it could have been written by me, please give it a go.

The Cesc story is just a re-hash of what’s been going on all summer and Cesc can only say fuck off so many times without actually saying fuck off, but I do think Arsenal should make a complaint to FIFA as this goes on all too often with our players and frankly it’s bollocks.

Good to see another couple of English kids have there 15 minutes, we won’t see them again will we? but who knows, these two may break the mould.

A few big teams went down yesterday and I was pleased to see the Spuds earned a replay, as that will make them have to play more games than they wanted in between our semi finals.

I am looking forward to the game today and expect nothing other than a pasting, a ‘let’s show them who we are’ game.

I’ve upgraded my score to 5-0 as I woke up feeling particularly confident and will top it off tonight with one of Jimmy’s fine wine recommendations, sorry Bud I don’t like Blue Nun.

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Beckham loves Arsenal

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It’s true, the Times quotes Arsene Wenger as saying ‘this will not become a circus, Beckham lives nearby and he has always loved Arsenal, so he trains with us’

Fantastic, if that’s the criteria, I’m off to train with Arsenal then.

I think the boss is playing with fire here, the media circus surrounding Beckham could seriously distract our young team, although he is mainly training with the reserves it makes no sense to me at all, all he’s after is 100 caps, he’s too old for England and can offer nothing to our world cup qualification chances, did we learn nothing from Sven!

I for one wish he’d go home to Disneyland or where ever he lives, the egotistical tosser.

I know the British people are celebrity struck, but I for one am not, and don’t welcome it at Arsenal, look at how well we’ve played since Thierry went.

Other news is depressing like Anelka going to the Chavs, I really rate him and that news upset me, if it is indeed true, I know we won’t sign him, but the Chavs or the Mancs having him is not right.

Berbatov to Man City is quite funny, but I can’t see him leaving, as Spurs are a big team…not!

Onto Burnley, a fixture that we should comfortably win, but I still remember Oxford, Wrexham and York City so I take nothing for granted, but I reckon it will be the swan song for Kolo and Eboue and maybe even Song will get a run and and save Gallas for the Spurs game, I would, that’s for sure.

I’m still predicting an easy win here though – 3 nil or more but Wednesday’s game will be much, much harder, it’s the only game where the spuds can win something this season and maybe Berbatov’s last game, so beware!

Interesting comments day yesterday, it finished with some stellar advice on wines, so we all know who to ask when we need a deal now eh!

Have a good day Grovers.

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Lehmann off, Modric in?

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There are conflicting stories surrounding the Lehmann affair, reliable sources such as ‘Libel football’ say he’s priced himself out of a move by demanding £40k a week, I find that hard to believe and Borrussia Dortmund have arranged a press conference later today, so I can’t see them arranging a press conference to say they’re not signing Lehmann, can you?

Eduardo urges Wenger to sign Modric says ‘Libel Football’, this I see as more of a prospect as the story refuses to go away, Eduardo sees him as the
finest footballer of his generation and with the midfield looking uncertain, Modric a Johnny foreigner and the want aways – wanting away, maybe Wenger will act sooner, rather than later.

If Vela is the answer at left wing next term all we then need is a center back and a back up keeper.

Maybe our young Norwegian will be ready to step up or maybe he has Song ready, a bit like he had Kolo move from midfield to defence.

I don’t believe he hasn’t something up his sleeve, he’s been too quiet on the Diarra and Flamini front not to be scheming and as we all have come to expect, the boss does move in mysterious ways …well sometimes.

Good news is the Burnley game is live on BBC1 so we get to see the first team in action before the Spurs game on Wednesday, I think that game is a
huge ask for the young ‘uns but still very winnable and I for one can’t wait.

I think we’ve done the English bit to death, well I have anyway so we’ll say no more on that subject, save this.

Last night it was mentioned on Le-Grove that Aliadiere and Lupoli have made mistakes by leaving, I made this point about Aliadiere.

Loaned to Celtic, West Ham and Wolves, played in every first team game including Semi finals of the FA Cup, Charity Shields, Champions league,
Carling Cup and of course the premier league over a 9 year period with the first team, and the boss never gave up on him.

Then he wants away and even then Wenger tried to keep him, on that note I’m mostly resting my case!

Good blogging Grovers and let’s hope there’s some transfer activity today, we had a boring summer let’s hope for something to lick our lips over in January!