Wednesday, 4th July 2012, 4pm
Today I plan to publish a statement on my site telling everyone I am leaving Arsenal. Having rejected the contract last summer twice I thought they would have guessed, it’s not like I kept it a secret. I rejected the contract again this season and have really really hinted that I’m off. My last statement of the season was:
“No matter what happens, I’ll always love Arsenal…”
Straight out of Henry’s book! I have no idea how this came as a shock to anyone… really, are people that stupid. Mr Gazidis and Mr Wenger did tell me to keep it a secret, but I’m useless at secrets and to be honest, I want to sign for the highest bidder at the highest price. I’ve told Man City I don’t want to sign for them, so hopefully they will up their offer!
I thought I’d be a bit clever and release a statement – you see, the club have signed Podolski and Giroud so the fans are happy. I’ve done whilst Gazidis is on holiday (hehe), I’m a cheeky little one, aren’t I?
That Wenger of ours (well, yours now), is a silly little guy – even yesterday he was saying how I am going to stay. He even said he stood by me when I was injured and that I should stay. Silly boy. Does he not know that there is no such thing as loyalty?
My agent helped me a little with my statement. I originally wrote:
“Arsenal offered me £120k a season, but at Man City, I can get a whopping £225 at minimum, and maybe even £250k if I play hard ball”
But he replaced it with…
“Unfortunately in this meeting it has again become clear to me that we in many aspects disagree on the way Arsenal FC should move forward”
Much better, I owe him another 1% fee for that little one. At least the Arsenal fans won’t think it’s all about money – at least they think it’s about ambition. Full proof.
Okie dokie, about to press publish on the statement, let’s see what happens….
Wednesday, 4th July 2012, 7pm
The Arsenal fans didn’t take that quite the way I thought they would. Hey ho, I am going to be mega mega rich, so who cares?