Fines, Speculation and RvP signs for Juve?
August began on a great note from a personal point of view but things have remained dormant in the realm called Arsenal. A realm where every bit of info makes the fans go haywire in anticipation only for reality to hit harder than nails on concrete.
I, like many Gooners out there has placed a clock as large as Big Ben in my house as we wait patiently for Arsenal’s first Premier League fixture against Martin O’ Neill’s Sunderland. Their previous manager, Steve Bruce, had led the Black Cats to their best ever finish (10th) in eons but he began last season on an all-time low, which cost him his job afterwards.
O’ Neill arrived like a house on fire, and his arrival coincided with a piece of good fortune for Sunderland, as they went on a mazy run in the Premier League, inflicting a sucker punch against Manchester City amongst other clubs. Arsenal arrived in their cattle-grazed pitch for the FA Cup fifth round, and produced a game that made the fans call for a few heads here and there.
Per Mertesacker’s season was cut short in the same pitch (Premier League fixture) but it was nice seeing Per, Bacary Sagna and Lukas Podolski dance “azonto” with Kaffy and other Malta Guinness folks in Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
Errrr…that’s just me famzing. I had other family engagements on the same day but I had a few friends that graced the occasion, and they reported that the Gunners were on some azonto and etighi steez.
Moving on, some Gunners have put themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
Everybody’s favorite Denchster, Emmanuel Frimpong, immaturely got himself in a Twitter row with a fucking Spud, and he has earned himself a £6,000 fine for calling the Spud scum a “yid”. The scoundrel had tweeted at Frimmy, telling him how he “prayed” for the Ghanaian to break his limbs and it wasn’t taken likely by the midfielder.
Twitter is a social networking platform that has taken relationships between footballers and fans to a new level but it has its limits, and finding the balance as a popular figurehead is paramount, because unlike “randomites” out there, footballers and other sports figureheads are closely monitored.
In the ongoing Olympic Games, some athletes have been sent back home for racist tweets aimed at fans. I hope that Frimmy and other Gunners on Twitter would learn a few lessons from this bit.
Sticking with fines, the world’s best striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been slammed with a £5,000 fine for driving without a license in South Tyneside.
Well, B52 is no stranger to getting bad press for himself. I’m looking forward to reading an article on Bendtner’s antics and I’m pretty sure that it would be worthwhile. From dropping his pants in a club to going to a pizzeria without money while bragging that he could buy the entire facility if he wanted to. From playing with pink boots to his accident that saw him smash his car to bits (probably because he was drunk)
Bendtner is a fine footballer on his day but he does more harm to himself than good and many Arsenal fans have braced themselves to look forward to the new season without a certain No. 52 as he’s consistently linked with moves away from the club.
Moving over to speculation, the Daily Mail published an article revealing that Santi Cazorla has flown to London for a medical with Arsenal. Another sports column reported that the sought-after player has suddenly entered Chelsea and Tottenham’s radar.
Malaga’s center forward, Rondon, has already waved his goodbyes to Cazorla and he stated that the winger will be a big wrench to leave. Cazorla played a key role in Malaga’s Champions League qualification adventure but the club is a dire financial situation and they’ll have to balance their books with player sales.
Cazorla will be an amazing addition to Arsenal’s attack and I’ll be looking forward to seeing his magic down the middle or through the flanks. It is just me, or does Arsene Wenger have a thing for versatile midfielders?
Elsewhere, youngster Nico Yennaris has signed a contract extension with the club and Benik Afobe is bracing himself up for a loan move to Bolton. Owen Coyle has made a name for himself as a great man manager and he has worked well with many notable youngsters in the past. It was really shameful to see Bolton go down the drain but they are hugely tipped for a quick plunge back to the Premier League.
Finally, there’s a fresh development on the topic that has dominated the Arsenal blogosphere all summer long. Italian football agent Fabio Parisi has stated that van Persie has signed that fat £190,000 contract with Juventus in his bid to seal a move away from the Emirates.
I can’t back the authenticity of this info but as long as van Persie isn’t signing for Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, he has my fucking blessing.
Yeah yeah, we’ll miss his amazing volleys, fancy footwork and get-out-of-jail free cards but van Persie’s relationship with the fans has plummeted downhill after his declaration of ambition. With Wenger trying to “ease” Podolski and Olivier Giroud into the club, we all hope that Marouane Chamakh won’t lead the line against Sunderland on the 18th of August. Say what you must, but that Moroccan bloke is utter shite.
Time to get on with my new job.