Still no definite movement regarding Cole and Reyes. With time running out The Sun reports Cole will be forced to shelve his literary masterpiece if he doesn’t move elsewhere. I believe Cole is devestated not have to made the Booker prize long list and blames David Dein for his exclusion. With Bruce Buck (too easy) saying “effectively the deal is dead” little Ashley may have a difficult season ahead if he’s forced to stay.
Emmanuel Adebayor has said JosÃ© Antonio Reyes should go back to Spain if he and his family are unhappy in England. He says:
Maybe his family have put pressure on him but in that case he should go because we donâ€™t need unhappy players bringing down our spirit.
Which is fair enough but he does make the point that JosÃ© is fine in training and gets on well with all the other players. That’s not stopping all those clueless, copy and paste Arsenal sites trying to bump up their hits for their Google ads by running the story with a dramatic headline. Cretins. Adebayor also talks about how cool Thierry Henry is, how fantastic Robin van Persie is on the ball and what he can bring to compliment both of them here.
He’s gotten a bit of stick since he joined but personally I think he’s doing all right for us. He’s still young, he can still learn and I’m not really sure why he gets the grief he does.
Senderos: I want to continue that way and that is why I’m working hard already in the gym to get back and have more games than last year, and to improve even more.
Djourou: Iâ€™ll try to impress the Arsenal manager so he keeps me playing. Iâ€™m a footballer and Iâ€™m professional so I want to play every game.
Senderos should be back from his injury in September and let’s hope Djourou can step up and do a good job while he’s out of action. It’ll be nice to see Senderos and Kolo together in defence though. For me they’re a great partnership, they compliment each other brilliantly and to have 5 and 6 at the back again will be nice.
Well done to Theo Walcott who scored just 3 minutes into his England U21 debut last night, with a header no less. England drew 2-2 in the end and manager Peter Taylor was pleased with the 17 year old’s contribution. Cesc and JosÃ© both played for Spain last night as they drew 0-0 with Iceland. Robin van Persie will no doubt play some part as Holland take on Ireland tonight.
Jens Lehmann says Chelsea are not a big club. He’s right. They’re just a pack of cunts.
With no new signings some Arsenal fans despaired at Yaya Toure joining Monaco yesterday. While I understand the frustration just because his surname is Toure doesn’t mean he’s as good as Kolo and the list of clubs he’s been at (and left quite rapidly each time) is testament to how good he really is. Beveren, Metallurg Donetsk (not even the biggest club in Donetsk), Olympiakos and now Monaco. You might have heard about how United, Chelsea, Arsenal and every other big club was interested but that was pure shite. It was even reported that Arsenal have a â‚¬14m bid turned down before the World Cup which doesn’t make much sense now that he’s been sold for â‚¬4.5m.
He might be better than Alex Song but he’s not as good as he likes to think he is which is the main reason Arsenal didn’t make a bid. Plus his name means ‘Granny’ in Spanish and the only way we should have signed him is if he changed his last name to Smith.
Paul Merson says there’s life after Sol. There’s also seconds for anyone that wants them in the club canteen now.
And that’s it. 16 signings today, you wait and see.