Arseblog: Thursday 17th June 2004

june 17th

There’s little in the way of Arse related stuff going on this morning. The club have announced a number of pre-season friendlies, including the now customary trip to Austria. Apparently we’re going to Slovenia too and we’ll be playing games against NK Maribor, Grazer AK and Sturm Graz late in July.

Some transfer speculation surrounding Pascal Cygan. After the news that St.Etienne wanted him on loan, it now emerges that Parma are looking at him and may make a move. You just have to wonder if clubs have been alerted to Cygan’s availability, and whether or not that availability is linked to another defender coming into the club. We shall see. One of the youngsters released this summer by Arsenal, Ashley Probets, has signed for Rochdale FC. Best of luck to him there. Alleged keeper target Robert Green has laughed off reports that’ll he’ll be joining the Gunners, saying “I haven’t heard anything official about any supposed interest from Arsenal – and if they were about to make a £4 million bid you would have thought someone would have told me!”

Arsenal+ update: There is none. Having sent my last mail to them on June 3rd, they still have done me the service of replying. Pretty shoddy stuff, you have to say.

Arsenal action in the Euros tonight as Sol and Ash try to get some points on the board for England, while Le Lads will be in action as France take on Croatia.

Finally for today, I don’t know who made this but it’s pretty funny. Keane’s accent is almost perfect as he rings his old mates Becks after the England v France game.

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