09.31 – Somebody should tell the people at NewsNow that Matthew Upson doesn’t play for Arsenal anymore, and that when I go to their site to find out the latest bits of Arsenal news, I don’t want to read about a Birmingham City player. There are international games coming up this week. Jermaine Pennant will be in action for the U-21s while Ashley Cole will play for England against Slovakia.
Some centre-half news – according to some sources on the Arsenal-World message board, Wolves centre-half and weird faced dude Joleon Lescott had a medical with Arsenal yesterday. I don’t know too much about him other than he looks scary enough to be a top class centre-half. Could be all bollocks though. Seeing as we’ve got Philippe Senderos joining, I would have thought AW would try and bring in an established centre-half rather than somebody young like this Lescott fella. Maybe the £2.50 he has to spend is a factor in this though.
Leeds have told Harry Kewell to make up his mind about staying and signing a new contract, or leaving Elland Road. Arsenal’s interest in Kewell is dependent on Robert Pires signing a new deal. Leeds say “We want to get the matter resolved. I would expect discussions to start within a week.”
A goalkeeping merry-go-round is proposed by Tribal Football as they say Arsenal could bid for Parma’s Sebastian Frey. If Frey leaves, Parma will bid for Udinese’s Morgan di Sanctis, also coveted by Arsenal according to his agent. The latest thinking is that Arsenal won’t bother will a goalkeeper at all, leaving Taylor and Shaaban to fight amongst themselves (Planet of the Apes style) for the number 1 position. Arsenal will then spend all their transfer kitty on outfield players.
It’s all gone very quiet at Arsenal though. This means one of two things:
- Something is about to happen. A transfer in or out, some kind of announcement by the club etc
- Nothing is happening at all. Nothing is going to happen for weeks. Everyone is sitting around THOF scratching their holes
Personally I suspect it’s the latter. Although I would prefer a number 1, I think we’ll all have to accept Arsenal are doing a number 2 at the moment.
And on that childishly scatological note….