Well Fabregas has been mainly positive over the recent weeks, speaking about the departure of Thierry and how Arsenal will do next season. While few share his optimism about winning the league, you can’t help be caught up in all the hype. He also touched on the patchy home form last season and how Arsenal need to make the Emirates into a fortress. There’s no doubt a new stadium effects form so hopefully Arsenal will be completely settled by the start of the new season.
I’ve been looking forward to the new campaign for a long time now - it will be exciting and intriguing how Arsenal perform without Henry but if Arsenal can get a decent run going in the first 10 games then anything is possible.
Arsenal have been linked with Anelka yet again. I can’t see that happening now since Arsene purchased Eduardo da Silva, who you would assume would be partnered with Van Persie. Adebayor seems to be improving all the time so you couldn’t see him being happy sitting on the bench too much either. I suppose it would depend on Freddie leaving, which looks like isn’t going to happen now.
I found an interesting article claiming that Martin’s ’snubbed’ Arsenal to stay at Newcastle. If Martin’s loved Newcastle so much would he have signed for them insisting there was a buy-out clause in his contract? And it’s funny I’ve yet to see a single report about an official offer for the player.
There’s also increasing news about Stan Kroenke wanting to meet the rest of the Arsenal board after talking to Peter Hill-Wood and Keith Edelman. The press are getting excited about a possible takeover but who knows? The fact is the guy is a shareholder in Arsenal so it would make sense to at least speak to the other board members to introduce himself.
Finally, Jose Mourinho has said Spurs are in the title race next season - proving yet again that he is indeed an idiot.