Well Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Lukasz Fabianski from Legia Warsaw which has been common knowledge to most Arsenal fan’s for a while now. The addition of an extra keeper has meant that someone had to leave and that someone was Mart Poom, who joins Watford for an undisclosed fee. Personally if I had the choice I would have offloaded Almunia since I think Poom is much better, especially with his experience but at 35 years old I suppose it makes sense.
We also know that Julio Baptista isn’t going to stay at Arsenal, which is hardly a surprise. Arsene did mention a while ago that he had already made a decision on Baptista and obviously he’s just as unimpressive in training as he is when he puts on the Arsenal shirt. It’s a pity really because he’s had a lot of scoring opportunities in the numerous games he’s had and if he could actually score then he would be a useful player for us. C’est la vie…
In other news Arsene is trying to find another club for Jose Antonio Reyes, who Real Madrid don’t want. Athletico Madrid are the favourites to sign him, although the biggest problem is his valuation. It looks like Arsenal are going to have to take a big loss to get rid of him, which is a shame because before Old Trafford he was an excellent player for us.
Since then he was never the same.
And another player who won’t be playing for Arsenal is seems is Mathieu Flamini. He cites being ‘snubbed’ for 3 finals as a reason for not being happy at Arsenal – including The FA Cup, Champions League and Carling Cup finals. And to an extent I can agree with him, in regards to the Champions League and Carling Cup finals at least.
To be pushed out by Ashley Cuntface in the biggest final in World Club Football when you’ve played most of the games leading up to it must have been hard to take. Flamini had played some really solid football in the knockout rounds and played brilliantly against Juventus, Villarreal and Real Madrid. The Carling Cup final was also a bit of a surprised as well, but probably has more to do with the emergence of Abou Diaby and Denilson this season – with the Brazilian looking much more of a prospect than Flamini at the moment.
On the plus side, the impressive Nicklas Bendtner has signed a new 5 year contract with Arsenal, after his impressive displays for Birmingham City in their promotion to the Premiership. It will be interesting to see if he can push Thierry Henry and Van Persie next season though.
And talking about Henry, apparently he’s off to Barcelona again… *Yawn!*