Thursday, August 21, 2008

Arsenal: Now with Yet Even More Frenchiness!


Sir Alex tells Mikael Silvestre to sod off.


In an unprecedented move, Sir Alex Ferguson has allowed one of his players to make a move to one of the other Big Four clubs. It was announced yesterday that Mikael Silvestre has signed a 2-year agreement with Arsenal. Having been injured last year, and fallen behind Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic in the starting line-up, Silvestre chose to forego his Old Trafford testimonial and make the move to London after 9 years at ManUre.



Silvestre now will likely join William Gallas in the middle of the defense, along with Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna on the outsides, to form an all-Bleu back line (much to Wenger's delight). With the departure of Justin Hoyte to Middlesbrough and an injury to Senderos (thank goodness), Silvestre should see significant playing time right away, which was a major motivation for him to make the move to the Emirates.

At the price of £750,000, the Gunners get quite the bargain for a player who was part of 4 EPL titles, 1 FA Cup, and 1 League Cup, in addition to his 40 appearances for Les Bleus. Wenger hopes that the 31 year-old Silvestre's maturity and experience will help bolster his extrememly young EPL side in their bid for renewed glory.

5 comments:

Keith said...

but, i'm confused. He's not 15. What does Arsene want with him?

The Fan's Attic said...

a partner in crime?

sven said...

As a Liverpool fan, I approve of this move.

strong like bull smart like tractor said...

I'm counting the days until we can ship this sorry lot off to Ligue 1 where they belong...

Adam said...

So where does that leave Toure? Is he gonna take on the CDM role now? I'd rather Gallas be the odd man out in this equation.

Strong like bull, sure Silvestre and Gallas maybe belong in Ligue 1, but Clichy and Sagna are pretty class