Sagna has talked about his expectation of Nasri's signing and it does look like he will be Hleb's replacement. He was quoted as saying...
Samir (Nasri) should arrive soon and then there are also many young players who are knocking at the door. It may be a good opportunity to start in the ‘big time’.
Sagna went on to say that he’s not leaving so that’s positive too (er, you just signed a new contract silly!).
The media believe Hleb’s deal is almost done and it’s believed to be £18m, which I’d be very happy with, that’s two Sagna’s, a Vela and a Ramsey, cheers.
He’s quoted as saying he’s going to leave and is thankful for Arsene blah blah blah:
“I am very grateful to Arsene Wenger. He is the best coach of my career. And not just a coach. He is a very good man and intuitive psychologist. I very much appreciate his support,.
“I talked to him twice before the end of the season (about my future). It is also not that easy for me to leave this club, because it has become my home. I think he (Wenger) is upset, though it is better to ask him, maybe he is glad.
“In life, everything changes. I believe that there are 10 top clubs in world football, and when a couple of clubs are interested in you and offer better terms, I believe that others would have done exactly the same.
“But Arsenal is dear to me, I am grateful to Wenger for everything he has done for me.
“As an Arsenal player, I can say that there is no better club in the English Premiership.”
Well, I suppose we’ll find out tomorrow….
Swiftly moving on to the $$$ himself, Adebayor, £36m? Really? Is he worth that much? Well apparently he is and we’re willing to sell, this is the “letter” we wrote to Milan:
“Today Arsenal sent us a letter saying they were willing to talk to us about Adebayor.
“The letter from Arsenal that says, ‘Following our communication of 13th June, in which we informed you we were not willing to deal over Adebayor, now we are writing to tell you that we will consider a deal if it still interests you’.
“If Adebayor decides to leave, Milan definitely want him but it is clear that if an offer arrives from Barcelona it would be difficult for him to say no.”
So all in all, a productive day. A bit of these over-exhausted stories, would really like some conclusion on them soon… Okay, time to leave the office… tomorrow I’ll hopefully have more time to talk…]]>