Last week I asked if any Arsenal fan wanted to see Hleb in an Arsenal shirt again.
The response was surprising really, with the majority saying they would like to see Hleb next season. I found that confusing because while I have been one of his biggest fans over the last 3 seasons (and would always back him when others would slate him) the shenanigans he and his agent are getting up to are just completely unacceptable. His agent is obviously hoping to cash in on Hleb’s last big money move and the player himself is doing nothing to stop it. Which to me is as good as sticking two fingers up to Arsene Wenger, the man who put Hleb in the spotlight.
What happened to players like Bobby, Henry and Dennis eh? Obviously you can’t buy loyalty these days.
And now we come to Emmanuel Adebayor.
AC Milan have officially confirmed that Adebayor is their sole transfer target this summer, and if they can’t get him then they won’t be bringing anyone in at all. I find statement complete b*llocks to be honest but whatever.
Arsenal have been quoted as “unwilling to sell” but with Milan making it official and public like they did a few weeks ago then obviously they just want to unsettle the player and see if Adebayor makes any favourable comments towards them. To his credit though, the Togan has always committed his future to Arsenal.
But you wonder what’s going on with all the speculation around Adebayor and Hleb. It’s been going on for months and the fact is you just feel something might happen. Why aren’t big players from other clubs being speculated about? Is there smoke without fire? I’m not sure.
Would selling Adebayor be that much of a loss for Arsenal?
He’s had one good season and if AC Milan offer a fantastic price then I’m not sure if Arsenal would turn it down. But at the moment although there seems to be some sort of conversation between the Italian club and Adebayor then obviously the offer from Milan is far too low.
Why don’t we ask for Kaka’ in return?
He’ll want to play Champions League football, he obviously likes playing at the Emirates (remember that awesome goal for Brazil against Argentina?) and Arsene Wenger is one of the best coaches in the world to play under. We also play the beautiful game like it’s meant to be played and the Premier League is far more exciting that Serie A.
Thinking about it, we should start some rumours of our own for a change instead of always having our players being linked to other clubs!
We should also swap Hleb for Ronaldinho. If anyone can get the best out of him again it’s Arsene.
Although a player who will be with us next season is Samir Nasri, but you already knew that.