Some movement regarding Ashley Cole as The Times reports Arsene Wenger has instructed the board to do the deal with Chelsea and get shot of him once and for all. He’s apparently concerned that having a poxy little cunt who has acted like a cunt and has a cunt for an agent is bad for team morale.
They claim Double-D is opposed to the sale and he wants to make sure Arsenal get Â£25m for him having staked his reputation on the deal. Quite honestly if we drop the price he’s still going to be the most orange vice-Chairman in English football so I don’t see the problem.
The Mirror says we’ll drop the price but only if we sell Cole abroad and both the Mirror and the Sun say he could be in the squad for Saturday’s game against Villa (although there has been some suggestion that Armand Traore could be on the bench which might indicate Flamini at left back). At this point I really don’t care where we sell him as long as we sell him although I do like the way we’re not making life easy for him. He must be hating this and that makes me laugh.
Cole played for England last night as they beat Greece 4-0 and Robin van Persie was on the scoresheet as Holland thrashed Ireland 4-0. Hleb and Bendtner (on his debut) also scored – cheers, mfra. I don’t know anything else about any of our other players on international duty.
I’ve scoured the Spanish papers and there’s not a word, thus far, about JosÃ© Antonio Reyes. According to the secretary of the Icelandic supporters club, who spoke to Reyes after the game there the other night, he’s just waiting for the transfer to happen and he has his suitcases packed and ready to go. He might want to unpack given the lack of movement.
In other news Gilberto has urged Arsene Wenger to give Theo Walcott plenty of chances this season saying he could be ‘amazing’ and has said the team have to make the Emirates Stadium a new fortress.
Kolo Toure meanwhile has said the team’s increased maturity and experience means we’ll be able to give Chelsea a proper run for their money this season. He says:
We have a lot of players who are more mature now. When you see the run in the Champions League, you can see that if we are really, really focused on The Premiership, then we can do it.
Jens Lehmann reveals he’s had an ongoing injury after being forced to wear different boots during the World Cup. All the German players were required to wear Adidas boots and as he rightly points out if the only difference between your club and country is the boots and you end up in pain then it’s not hard to work out where the problem comes from.
Finally, according to this post on the UK’s 4th most popular blog – Arseblog is the 6th most popular blog in the whole of the UK (sponsors and advertisers take note! I’m open to offers). And as others have pointed out the BBC position takes in all their blogs and Comment is Free is just a collection of tedious bloggers from all over the world so that, in fact, makes Arseblog number 4 and the Jack Russell owning West Ham fan at number 2. That’s cool though. Let’s face it, it’s the only time West Ham are going to finish above Arsenal this year. You don’t have Sol Campbell to gift you goals this time around!
Anyway, thanks to all of you who visit and all I can say is tell your friends to come and visit so that soon I can be number one and the plan for world domination, surreptitious and leisurely as it is, can proceed unabated.