Thank you for the comments on the "24" post, I was pretty chuffed with the outcome. They say no news is good news and in one way that is true. But in another way, when the transfer window is closing in less than 11 days, maybe we need some news and some news pretty quick. I'll keep today's blog short as I'll be back tomorrow for a Cardiff preview.
News on the transfer front has been playing going out. We've recently been linked with the exits of Niklas Bendtner to Hoffenheim and Emmanuel Eboue to Atheletico Madrid. Both bids have been rejected. These two players, I have to say have been the two most frustrating players we've had this season. Why anyone would want them is beyond belief. But Arsene can see blind faith quality and potential in them, and I suppose he’s a fan of the pair.
Eboue’s agent said:
“We received an official request from Atletico Madrid which was passed to Arsenal. I have the fax from director Ken Friar who wrote to me to say they are not interested in the offer. Then I received a call from Arsene Wenger, who invited me to go to England to start negotiations over a renewal. I see no possibility that the player will leave Arsenal.”
Interesting stuff, especially seeing that Ken Friar is still involved – surely our new man is around to sort it out now?
So, we are in day 23 of the protracted Arshavin, and here is episode 23 of “24 days of Arshavin’s life”.
Today, I sit, I wonder. 23 days have passed. I am currently training with the team in Dubai. I do not want to start another season with Zenit, but somehow I can not see a possibility. News that King Arsene of Arsenal has offered £15,000,000 for my freedom overwhelms me with joy, but yet I am still hostage.
As I walk back from training, I am stopped by a man in the street. His name is Martin Tyler; he is from Sky. He gives me a memo, it is from Arsene to him:
“There is no news. You know that I am against the transfer window, completely. I think it is just disturbing. A window in the middle of the season is just not right.
“With Arshavin it is different because he plays in a league where it is the end of the season. You either keep it open completely, or you shut it completely and the teams that make mistakes at the start of the season are punished until the end of the season.
Indeed, Arsene – it is time for my arrival. I want to be your saviour and help you defeat the sheriffs of Manchester and the Vigilanty Scousers. I will do my best dear Arsene. I will do my best.]]>