Thanks For The Memories?
As Ashley Cole left Arsenal and joined Chelski, you could probably forgive Arsenal or Arsene Wenger for criticising the left-back for all the back-stabbing and general dis-loyalty for seeing Chelski and Jose Mourinho behind everyone’s backs.
But no, Arsene had the following statement:
“Upon Ashleyâ€™s departure I would like to thank him on behalf of the team and everyone connected with the Club for his contribution to our success over recent years, Ashley has always played with his heart for Arsenal.
“I remember giving him his debut nearly seven years ago and he grabbed the opportunity. He had a strong desire to succeed and ultimately it was that determination that sees him leave this Club. Ashley has grown up with Arsenal and given time, will hopefully appreciate what the Club has given him. I feel the future is bright for this team and look forward to seeing it challenge for honours.”
What a well thoughout, concise and positive farewell to a player who, lets face it, was a complete arsehole and will continue to be for the rest of his life.
And then you have William Gallas after leaving the Russians.
Now we’ve all read the statement Chelski have issued to the press, clearly in a campaign to either unsettle the player or tarnish a signing which is a fantastic coup for Arsenal.
Jose Mourinho was fuming with the departure of his old number 13 which gives Arsenal the defensive pairing of Kolo Toure and William Gallas. Can you have a better defensive partnership?
Now aside from the laughable accusations of ‘hawking himself to the highest bidder’ Chelski have made having just signed rent boy Cashley Cole and money-grabbing superstars such as Michael Ballack then you wonder if the Chelsea PR machine is totally stupid.
Don’t they see they look like a 2 year old who’s crying over spilt milk?
But with the apparent bust up between Jose Mourinho and Peter Kenyon over the whole Gallas deal then you’ll probably find it’s Kenyon’s very public way of trying to justify the transfer.
“Oh Master Jose, I had to get rid of that Gallas boy – he said he’d score an own goal and then get sent off… and er… he said your a big stupid head!”