News From The Grove

Arsenal Pay Well: Fiszman

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on May 28, 2008

Hello to all. I am going to keep this one short.

Danny Fiszman, in an interview with arsenal.com, says that we are in a very strong financial position than people think. He says that Mathieu Flamini’s exit has nothing to do with the club not being able to match his expectations. He said that our wage bill is quite similar to that of ManU and higher than Liverpool. Indeed, if you look at the financial results for year ending November 2007, you will see that we have made a good profit. You can get the full financial results here. You can read the full interview here

Fran Merida scored twice to lead the Spanish U-19 side to victory over Armenia.  Match report here

And as far as transfer news goes, same crap everywhere. Nothing concrete like constipated crap. So, till tomorrow…..

Transfer Horseshit – Arsenal Want Edu Back!!

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on May 26, 2008

Hello to All.

The media is as usual abuzz with transfer rumours. Some are on the expected lines and some are so outlandish, you actually wonder how the writers are getting paid to write absolute horse shit. The more horsey the shit, the more you get paid. Something like that.

Okay, first some genuine news. Then I’ll let you wallow in the horse shit created by the media.

Theo Walcott believes that his stint with the senior side will help the U-21 side’s European Championship campaign. He says:

It’s just good to play really. Maybe the experience we get with the seniors will help with the Under 21s, because there’s quite a few of us from the Under 21s in the seniors. Also, it gives us the opportunity to try to win the tournament as well, if there are senior squad players still young enough to play for the Under 21s who Stuart Pearce can call upon. We’ve still got to qualify but it’d be good to get the experience of winning a tournament under our belts.”

Arsenal are said to be back in race for Aaron Ramsey. This after the boy is thinking of rejecting a £10million deal from ManU as he believes that a move to ManU wouldn’t be the best move for him for football reasons.

There are usual reports of us in competition with Everton over ManCity midfielder Michael Johnson. And then we are linked with Mallorca striker Daniel Güiza. But the biggest lump of foul smelling horse shit has to be this: According to reports, Arsenal want to re-sign Edu. Arsene Wenger is reportedly interested in re-signing him after departure of Flamini. Besides, Valencia are trying to send him out on loan atleast as they want to ease the pressure of his wage bills.

What next? Bring Bergkamp out of retirement? Maybe Reyes has finally decided that he likes the weather in England. I can understand rumours, but this is not rumour. This is such a far fetched idea that the person who came up with this needs to be kicked up his arse. And if it does come true, chances of which are less than George Bush being able to spell ‘intelligent’, the person should be elected as the mayor of town.

Well, that’s all folks. Be back with more tomorrow.

Arsenal To Sign St Etienne Duo

Posted in Arsenal by Our Correspondent on May 26, 2008

Four days, three states, 15 hours on road everyday and I’m back. Explains the four days without any post.

Not much happening at the Grove. So I’m going to keep this one really short.

We are set to sign St Etienne duo Mouhamadou Dabo and Blaise Matuidi. Full back Dabo and midfielder Matuidi are both French U21 internationals. I haven’t seen them play, so I can’t tell you more about them. The Boss is also said to be interested in 22-year-old Stuttgart forward Mario Gomez.

Meanwhile, according to Setanta, the boss said that Nasri will be signed before the Euro 2008. Good news that.

Update: Niki Spilevski, the agent of Alex Hleb, has said that Arsenal will not be blocking his move out of the Grove. He is set to go to either Real Madrid or Inter Milan. He said:

“I can officially confirm that a short time ago Alexander decided that he will leave Arsenal and join another club. Of course, Arsenal and Arsène wanted him to stay but they have accepted the player’s choice.”

Somehow that doesn’t surprise me at all. Now all we need to do is know where he wants to go. Then sell him to another club. F*ckin’ C*nt!

The Eto’o rumours have started again. Reports say the scum are after him, but he wants regular champions league action which we can provide. But I don’t think we will buy him. We already have 4 + 2 strikers in the team. And Eto’o’s attitude sucks to the core. So, please stay in Spain Samuel.

So that’s all folks. Be back with more tomorrow.