Busy busy Wednesday, lots and lots of news today…

Adebayor

  • Newspapers claim his wants £80,000 per week
  • Ade rubbishes this talk saying he is happy at Arsenal
  • Ade pleased to be linked with Barcelona and Milan but he is at Arsenal and is staying
  • Ade says he’s looking for improvement and that Cesc, Theo and himself are all more experienced

Hleb

  • He said he was happy at Arsenal
  • His agent has said big clubs are interested and he has a big decision to make
  • His agent says he won’t use the Webster clause
  • Hleb says London is too noisy
  • His agent says all things will be sorted out in the next 10 days
  • Arsene says there has been no bid and wants to keep Hleb and offer him a new contract

Van Persie

  • Arsene says he’s world class
  • Van Persie wants to stay injury free
  • He will hopefully show the world that he’s injury free and world class at Euro 2008

Eduardo

  • Reports suggest he may not be back until the new year
  • Arsene says he needs mental toughness and has it
  • Eduardo says he is looking forward to his return

Vieira

  • Vieira says it’s a worrying time for the Gunners
  • He says Arsenal need to reward their youngsters with better contracts
  • Paddy goes on to say that we need one or two experienced players

Diarra

  • He says he left Arsenal because he wasn’t starting
  • I don’t think he really thinks much, as it was clear to see that Flamini was in a purple patch – he still had 13 appearances in his half season stint
  • He says his choice was vindicated as Portsmouth will win the FA Cup.

Rosicky

  • He’s had surgery and is out for 10 weeks
  • He will miss Euro 2008
  • But he says he’ll be back in August and will repay Arsenal by staying injury free next season

Yaya Toure

  • Kolo says he’s the best in the world in his position
  • Yaya says he has had a good season and is pleased with himself
  • Yaya says it would be a dream to play in the premiership and with his young brother Kolo

Replacement for Keith Edelman

  • David McNally is the latest name
  • He’s the Fulham managing director
  • He’s supposed lined up to take over from Keith Edelman
  • Ramon Monchi from Sevilla is also a target
  • Karen Brady is probably the most unlikely link

Random bits of information

  • Kroenke may be invited to join the board
  • Keegan warns us off Martins, even though we haven’t bid for him
  • Ben Arfa is heavily linked
  • Arsene says he’s about to make a signing
  • Ken Friar says Arsenal are about to make a signing…

There’s a quick round up… more later…]]>

  • devday

    Jean II Makoun is supposedly talking to Arsenal too, so let’s keep an eye on that story too!

  • 187

    this was a great post even though it was just a summary. the most interesting part was stan kroenke being invited to join the board. could you post this or provide the link to where you saw it? thanks

  • Steve

    < ![CDATA[FYI:
    Yaya Toure is Kolo's younger brother.]]>

  • devday

    < ![CDATA[Sam, sure, here's the details...

    "Arsenal are considering inviting Stan Kroenke, the American sports tycoon who has a 12 per cent stake in the club, to take a place on the board. At the same time the Premier League club have ruled out appointing a director of football to work alongside manager Arsène Wenger. But Arsenal are reviewing whether or not they need to add more than just one new person to their executive team following the abrupt departure of the managing director, Keith Edelman."

    http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/kroenke-may-come-on-board-as-arsenal-close-in-on-ben-arfa-827572.html]]>

  • CazO

    < ![CDATA[Really great post.
    Bullet points rock.
    Good to read a sensible post instead of main stream media crap!]]>