A meeting took place at the club`s London Colney training ground yesterday between Arsenal Chief executive Ivan Gazidis and Arsene Wenger that ran on for over 4 hours. The criticism from the supporters, the complaints of the shareholders and, of course, Florentino Perez` attempts to prise the Frenchman away from the Emirates were all up for discussion. After this meeting, you may have heard (especially if you’re following the WOA Twitter, posted at some random hour last night), that Arsene is staying, and the quote from the daily mail reads:
‘There’s nothing to worry about, it’s not an issue for me. I’m staying here. If that changes I will let you know, but don’t worry about that. It’s not an issue.’Relief all round… but in all honesty, no one really believed he’s suddenly quit this role. Papers and presidents will say and publish what they want, and it’s up to the fans and the club to not listen to the rubbish we’ll hear. Some sources say that Arsene was considering this, but I really doubt it. Really doubt it. And now onto all things Adebayor – and his agent, Stephane Courbis has been in the press today, and profoundly proclaimed that Adebayor may not be with Arsenal next season, although in reality, no clubs have actually contacted him.
“I do not now if the future of Emmanuel is with Arsenal. The only certainty is that at the end of the season I will meet with Wenger to asses the situation.”And it seems to be the same every close season – you have to wonder if Adebayor is cleverly using the “fans hate me” thing to engineer a move and based on last summer, I wouldn’t be surprised.
“I can say that there is no news on Milan or Inter as I have not been contracted. I have not spoken with Arsene Wenger either, as I have also not spoken with Chelsea. I have to take stock of the situation with Wenger and at this moment it is premature to talk about any of these things.They say there is no smoke without fire, and it is starting to look like the Togo International could finally be on his way. The injection of cash may help fund other player signings. Put it this way – I’d rather than Arshavin in my team than Hleb, and if we spend any money raised from sales correctly on better players, then we’ll have a net gain. That’s it for now, let’s speak later…]]>