Goodness it’s quiet again although there are whispers whispering that there might be something happening on the transfer front sooner or later. Only whispers at this stage and it would do nobody any good for me to repeat them.
A couple of young players are in the news this morning. Firstly, Levante want Carlos Vela on loan next season. The young Mexican had a very good season at Salamanca and while there was talk of him coming to Arsenal a bit early it seems more likely he’ll step up a division in Spain. Levante, the second club in Valencia, would be a decent option for him. They’ve secured Primera Liga status for the season ahead and will give him a greater opportunity of first team football. Obviously the first idea would have been for him to stay with Celta Vigo, the club with which Arsenal have a partnership, but not even Hristo Stoichkov’s arrival as manager saved them from the drop.
Arturo Lupoli is looking forward to starting his new career with Fiorentina. Erm, that’s about it. It’s a shame he never made it at Arsenal. Can you imagine 60,000 people howling like wolves every time he scored a goal? That would have been awesome.
Frank Ribery, a long term target for Arsenal if you believe the press, has said his future will be known by the weekend. Marseille have admitted he’s up for sale but if we want him there’s competition from Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.
Youngster Giorgios ‘George Michael’ Efrem has joined Rangers. Stop that. Come on. Don’t cry. It’ll be all right. I know, I know. There, there.
Thierry Henry speaking at some promotional thing in China:
Since I started playing football, there’s been speculation about me going to a lot of clubs so that will never stop. As I said last week, for now I’m an Arsenal player.
He says he’s getting annoyed that we’re finishing at the wrong end of the top 4. Shock horror. He’s obviously leaving. I was talking to a mate of mine in Barcelona the other day and he said that he saw Henry talking to a newsagent and has already set up delivery of the Daily Mail, the NME and Model Train Enthusiast to his new home. Henry has actually bought the amusement park at the top of Tibidabo and when he’s not playing will survey the city with a giant crown on his head from the Ferris wheel going round and round and round and round and round…
And there you have it my good old friends.