Links: AFCSM | EatSleepFootball | Mourinho Game | Arsenal


"It was the winter holiday and I was back in Togo having a kickabout with friends when my phone rang.One of the boys answered it and said, 'Manu, it's Arsene for you'. 'Arsene who?' I said. 'Arsene Wenger', he said. 'Get out of it', I said, and grabbed the phone off him. But then I heard the voice. 'Allo'. F*****g hell. It is Arsene Wenger!"
-Emmanuel Adebayor

Ribery - A Gunner or Galactico?

Reports in Spain suggests that Franck Ribery only wants to go to Real Madrid. A new era in the club's history began in the 06/07 season as for the first time in more than a decade, Real signed young, potential kids instead of established superstars (although they still cost a ton of cash). Real Madrid though are not yet convinced and have yet to make a bid which is why Bayern's £17 million bid hasnt been accepted, because Ribery doesnt fancy Germany.
Keyword: Reports in Spain

AC Milan will look to sell Gilardino after he threatened to walk out on the club and it appears Ancelotti sees Titi as Gilardino's replacement. Now, I dont actually rate Gilardino very highly and im 100% sure Henry does not want to return to Italy. The funniest part though, at least this article has some quote unlike the 154 articles linking Titi with Barca.

Aliadiere is off to Boro. I think the deal was done in January but because we had so many injuries the transfer had to be delayed. Good luck to Ali though, he is definitely a good player but the failed to take his chances with us and we all know scoring 50 goals in the reserves doesnt always mean you can get into the first team.

We are linked to Morten Gamst Pedersen but I wont look too much into it if I were you. Even if the reports are true and the top 4 clubs and Sp*rs want him then he will surely pick United as Giggs is probably closer to the exit door of United than Rosicky is to Arsenal. Just my 2 cents though.

Atletico Madrid apparently want Merida on loan. Doesnt seem realistic for 2 reasons:
1. Surely Wenger doesnt want him to 'enjoy' Spain, he may get home sick and might never want to come back.
2. If he needs first team experience, he is better off at Wolves, Spanish football and English football are nothing alike.

Jose Antonio Reyes might be on his way back to Sevilla, good piece of business for Sevilla in my opinion.

Gael Clichy finished 4th in our player of the season poll which makes me wonder who is no.3? Of course Gilberto will finish 1st and probably Cesc 2nd, but who played better than Gael this season? Something to ponder while you await my next post...

posted by highbury1913 @ 6:43 pm | |

<< Home