This morning, I awoke from my vibrating blackberry. It’s Dev on Blackberry messenger:
Dev: Dude, please write a blog for me…I am in Vegas
Me: I’m a little hungover…and there isn’t much to talk about, but sure. And it’s 4am in Vegas right now…just so you know…easy to lose track of time there
Dev: Thanks bro. I’m currently in a club with Marouane Chamakh – he’s a proper geezer!
Me: Oh sweeeeet!
Dev: He told me he’s gonna score 30 goals next season
Me: Super sweeeet!
Dev: I am also talking with David Trezeguet…Marouane is my translater
Some of the more regular WOA readers will know that Dev has a knack of crossing paths with Gooners on his travels. He’s seen Flamini in Vegas and Dubai, Cesc and Senderos somewhere else, and he managed to spend an evening with the whole reserve team at Dubai airport while they were out there playing that 7-a-side tournament last year. Moral of the story is…we all need to start holidaying with Dev.
Me: Ask Marouane if AW told him Cesc will be staying for definite….
And that is where our conversation ended. Even Dev is doing his best to ensure that the Cesc saga continues while we sit here biting our nails.
So while I agreed to write today’s blog, I was being serious about the fact that there’s nought to talk about. Do you really want me to go over the ‘Joe Cole has DEFINITELY signed for Arsenal’ stories? With no official comment from anyone, it would be a rookie supporter who convinces himself that this is a done deal. From what I’ve read, my conclusion is that we’re interested in him, that nothing will be sorted until after the world cup, and that we’re not alone in our pursuit. I would go further to say that if he has a good world cup, we’re less likely to sign him, as we won’t be able to offer the same money as ManUtd, city etc will. Although some stories say he wants to stay in London. Oh how I hate summer transfer rumours.
One thing I’m definitely not talking about is Cesc. If you need your daily Cesc-to-Barcelona fix (you gluttons for punishment you) then you’ll have to check him out on newsnow.
RVP is banging a few goals in isn’t he? I’ve not kept count but it looks to me as if he’s scored in every pre-tournament friendly. And how friggin cool is this shirt for a world cup shirt?
That’s about all my brain can manage today. I’m off to the Rage Against The Machine gig at Finsbury Park later. It’s going to be weird heading down that way for something non-Arsenal related. A final note, you can follow World of Arsenal on twitter (@worldofarsenal) for daily updates and quotes etc. I do enjoy Dev’s tweets. Also recommend Mirror writer (and apparent Gooner) John Cross (@johncrossmirror). He’s the only one we can trust! I’m on it @j1mm7t – come say hello! Enjoy your Sunday.