So little days left, and so much news, but zero purchases. Who will be The One? No not Neo though it would be awesome if we got a player like Neo who could matrix his way past John Terry, kick in his groin along the way, and proceed to score a goal. Damn, that would indeed be super quality player.
A day of rumours flying everywhere but nothing confirmed for arrivals. Not a fan of needless speculations hence I will only talk about deals which are more or less true.
The latest bid heard for has been £6m-£7million for Gary Cahill, which has been dismissed by Owen Coyle, claiming it was laughable. However, Wenger has refuted them and said that we offered more than what was quoted.
“That number is completely wrong. If Gartside can say I am lying I am ready to confront him.. You can believe Gartside or you can believe me. It’s not right. It’s not the truth.”
However, what is certain is that the bed was below £16m, as that is the price Owen Coyle is willing to sell at. Bollocks, for a defender in his last year, that is really alot of nerve by the Bolton’s manager. Knowing Wenger, he might do a Chamakh and wait till next season before signing Cahill on a free instead. I reckon we might hear more on this soon and don’t believe that we should pay anything above £13m.
Another player reportedly being followed is Eljero Elia, who plys his trade for Hamburg in Bundesliga. Don’t know him, never seen him. Apparently Hamburg might be willing to sell as his performance is below-par right now. Can’t understand what is the appeal of that if he is rubbish at the moment. Furthermore he is a winger, and seeing the amount of wide men we have at our disposal right now , even if this deal does not happen, I couldn’t care less.
That’s all I have heard for now. Wenger has spoken the need for at least 2-3 players, and understand they are necessary to compete with Manchester United for the title. Let’s not discount Chelsea and Man Cunteh too. We are also on the lookout for a striker, as Le Boss reckons that Bendtner would find a club before the window closes, and we are short on striker. I happened to be of the opinion yesterday that we do need one more striker, especially if Gervinho and Chamakh are going to the African Cups come year end. So I am waiting eagerly to see who would be arriving.
Wonders why we did not bid for Aguero or Falcao though.
There has been some team updates by Wenger. Koscielny and Djourou are back, while the usual injured parties Wilshere, Diaby, Gibbs and Squillaci are still out. Vermaelen is also a doubt, and due to take a test tomorrow . Gervinho, Song and Frimpong are out through suspension. Just add one injured keeper to the list above and we could set up a team and participate in the Injured-And-Suspended-First-Team-Players league.
Vermaelen’s has been a stand out in defense so far and makes one wonder what might have been if he was available last season. His presence would be missed if he does not make the team but more news on that tomorrow.
Finally, Young Guns reported that Joel Campbell is set to find out whether his work permit application has been approved and has his chances rated at 50-50. If he doesn’t get approved something must be wrong with the powers that be. This lad is a full international for Costa Rica while Miyaichi hasn’t even played one team for Japan. But it would be typical of the powers that be to be inconsistent. We shall find out tomorrow as well.
All said, tomorrow promises to be full of news, and there would be the Manchester vs Arsenal preview! So share your thoughts mate, and click on the subscribe button below if you want to receive the latest news and posts! Have a good Saturday mates!