Happy Friday to you all. Not a huge amount happening to be honest but we’ll muddle on the best we can.
Some good news to begin with and it looks like Gael Clichy is set to sign a new 4 year deal with the club. He was certainly one of our best players last season, his consistency was fantastic and it’s great that he’s going to sign on. He says:
We’re at the end of our discussions. Everything’s going well because my intention is clear: I want to stay at Arsenal. I never hesitated, not at all. Arsenal is one of the great clubs in Europe.
And for those of us who worry about the injury-prone van Persie and Rosicky we shouldn’t overlook the fact that Gael spent a long time out with an injury that was career threatening at one point. Hey, I’m trying to be positive here. Clichy says he wants to be an Arsenal legend, something his predecessor was on the road to being before he fucked off to become one of the biggest cunts on earth. Put him to shame, GC.
The Telegraph reports that we’re set to offer Fabregas, Adebayor, Sagna and the aforementioned Clichy new and improved deals to ensure their futures at the club. Erm, good! What more can you say about that?
Arsene yesterday confirmed that the club were applying for a work permit for Carlos Vela and that he would be involved in first team action next season. Those of us thinking he might solve our problems in wide areas need to think again though, it seems. The boss sees him as a striker, saying:
He has played the whole season at Osasuna on the left wing and he had to work hard there. But for me it is not his position he is a central striker, an Eduardo type.
That said the boss did play Eduardo wide from time to time, but rarely as part of a four man midfield, usually when we played with just one up top. He is very quick though and the idea of himself and Theo on the wings is a bit exciting. Two absolute fliers. Take that, slowcoach full backs of other teams!
Not much else happening so we might as well move on to your regular Friday dose of Arsecastness.
On this week’s show there’s no blogchat, instead there are contributions from you lot about your best and worst moments of the season. Some of them are serious, some not so serious, some downright hysterical, thank you all for taking the time to call the Arseblog hotline. The Arseline? The throbbing red Arse phone? Erm…
As well as that there’s a player history from The Man in the Bar, we’re at home with Eboue, there’s a tale of the unexpected and much, much more.
And by much, much more I mean fuck all else. Sorry, but that’s the truth of it.
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