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"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

Arsenal sign Sagna for £6m...And he gets the infamous No.3!

The Sun have reported the Arsenal have signed Bakari Sagna for £6m. They also have an image which, judging by the quality was taken by a Nokia phone or is a photoshop. Anyway, if the image is to be believed, he will wear the number 3 shirt previously worn by...Nigel Winterburn! The article though is slightly misleading as The Sun, being the reliable paper it is, never confirmed the deal instead they just posted quotes from Gallas' rants on his site. Anyway, other sources say that the deal with Sagna is settled but Auxerre dont want to settle for anything less than £10m which is way too much.

Speaking of Gallas, his well reported rant on his website has been met with mixed reactions. While I understand while Gunnerblog can put up with him, I feel Arsenal have always been the kind of club to keep problems internally especially in England where the press take small quotes and turn it into back page news. It not only unsettles the fans but it also makes potential signings think twice about joining the club.

Freddie Ljungberg is set to leave for Fiorentina in a £5.5. deal, thats of course only if he decides to accept a wage cut as I doubt Fiorentina can afford his £70k a week wage bill that we're currently paying him. If he does leave that should Arsene with more than enough money to sign a winger, a position we definitely need to fill.

Arsenal are set to activate Obafemi Martins buy out clause by offering the Magpies £13m for the highly-rated 28 or 21 year-old striker. I would rather Arsene spend the money on Huntelaar but Wenger knows best and if he feels that Oba is worth £13m, who am I to question him?

Finally, it is important to remember Ricardo Quaresma is still at Porto. If we can get £5.5m for Freddie, I would add about another £8 and sign Quaresma tomorrow!

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