Arseblog: Friday 11th July 2003

july 11th

07.39 – Normally when you see the words Peter Hill-Wood in a headline, you wince and hope the Arsenal chairman hasn’t put his size 10 Ballys too far into his mouth. It was a nice change to see him say something interesting and which couldn’t offend any player currently trying to renogotiate their contract…for example.

On selling Henry “It’s only money after all and we are trying to build a team here at Arsenal – not destroy one. We cannot replace Henry because he is simply irreplaceable”

On Arsenal’s financial situation “..the finances are containable and I am not losing any sleep over them.”

So it’s all good then. Expect a signing any minute. Today something big could happen.

Arsene says he’s got just 9 days to find a new goalkeeper. “At the moment I am still in the market for players. We need a new goalkeeper and that has to be done in the next nine days.”

One of the keepers linked is Sebastian Saja who has quite a cool website. If you speak a bit of Spanish, go over and leave a message telling him to join. Anyone with a website that good must be a class player.

Jose Antonio Reyes “I will not be here for ever. I know Arsenal are interested in me and I believe I would be a success in the Premiership.” We’ll just have to see if Arsenal can up their bid then. The Sun says we’re prepared to offer players like Gio and Kanu as part of the deal. Interesting again that we’re being linked with another forward yet still no defenders.

According to El Mundo Deportivo here in Spain, Celta Vigo have decided Kanu will be one of their summer targets.

Arsenal will play a pre-season friendly against Besiktas. Strange, perhaps part of a deal to bring goalkeeper Oscar Cordoba to the club?

Ok, that aside it’s too early for any more news.

303 ‘arses’ yesterday. A new record. What will it be like when anything remotely interesting happens?

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