Hello again and there’s a small bit to get through although most of it is utter crap.
Yesterday Marca released a story saying that Barcelona were offering Arsenal Â£17m + Samuel Eto’o for Thierry Henry. Can you imagine? Honestly, I’m sure they did that just to annoy El Mundo Deportivo. If they were offering that then they would obviously have lost their minds and much as I love Thierry that’s a deal that’s too good to turn down. Total fiction though.
As is Marca’s suggestion this morning that Arsene Wenger could take over at Barcelona should Frank Rijkaard leave. Wait for it. Wenger linked to Barcelona. Who will he bring with him? Cesc and Henry, no question. heh. They really do operate on the monkeys/typewriters agenda.
The Daily Mail suggested that Inter Milan would try and buy Henry for around Â£15m. It really does look like we’re in for a long, tedious summer of transfer speculation and this is barely the start of it. The Spanish papers have jumped all over Henry’s ‘I’m an Arsenal player for now’ quote which, if accurate, is rather a change in outlook from ‘How many more times do I need to say I’m staying’ but I’d we all know how things can be misinterpreted and with all of us having nothing better to do all day than analyse everything that’s said in great detail it’s no wonder we too can be guilty of putting 2 and 2 together and getting 5.
Arsenal made public details of our pre-season plans yesterday which include the Austrian training camp, the Amsterdam Tournament with games against Nazio and Ajax and the inaugral Emirates Cup to be played at home with matches against PSG and Inter Milan. That’s a decent way to get yourself warmed up for the new season, no doubt about it.
Tomas Rosicky is back on track having had four wisdom teeth out. There’s a feeling that problems with teeth can affect other parts of the body so maybe that’ll stop his hamstrings being so Oweny. He’s also dismissed transfer talk which is good because I’d love to see a fully fit Rosicky get a good run in the side next season.
There’s confusion over Emmanuel Adebayor’s international return as he claims he never received a ‘Please come back, all is forgiven’ letter from the Togonian FA whereas they say he got it but sent it straight back to them. I’m confused? Are you confused? Good. Let’s be confused together. Not so close though. Thanks.
Justin Hoyte has been called up to the England U21 squad.
And that’s that. Now, I must away and try and put together an Arsecast out of nothing. Nothing I tells ya.