Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Your Arsenal News of the Day



Since it's a slow news day so far, we (i.e. I) decided to inflict some Arsenal news upon all of you. Much like a head wound was inflicted upon our poor dear Cesc Fabregas.

It seems that while on international duty for Spain, playing a friendly against Azerbaijan, Cesc was brought down for a PK and slammed his head into the ground. As the wound was bleeding quite profusely, the medical team quickly removed him from the pitch and bandaged his head (don't worry - David Silva finished off the spot kick). Let's hope our boy is alright, and doesn't pick up any further knocks in the Confederations Cup.

As for the rest of the Gunners roster, it appears that Ajax defender Thomas Vermaelen will soon be a part of it, as a £10 million fee has been agreed to and all that remains are the personal terms of the contract. The move has infuriated Martin Jol, who had insisted that Vermaelen should remain with the club when he agreed to terms as gaffer last month. The central defender will possibly be replacing the aging (and cranky) William Gallas, and may be paired with Micah Richards if a proposed Toure-for-Richards swap is successful.

7 comments:

Spectator said...

Arseblog speculates that they might move for Hangeland and Yaya Toure as well (emphasis on "speculates").

EbullientFatalist said...

So, we could end up with Vermaelen, Yaya, and Hangeland . . . AND Richards? Or would Yaya only move if Kolo stays on?

The NY Kid said...

Yaya has said he is content where he is, plus Kolo almost made the switch to Man City in the Jan. transfer window, so...

I think we wind up with Vermaelen, Hangeland and Richards.

EbullientFatalist said...

@NYK: With that I would be content; I would like to see Kolo stay, if only to provide some stability to the new guys. I have a problem with replacing both Gallas and Toure and then expecting the newcomers to step in without missing a beat (true, the argument could be made that the "beat" was off to begin with).

Mike Georger said...

I'd much rather have Brede, Richards is overrated because of his nationality.

10 million seems a bit much for that kid, isn't that a record for a defender not involving United or Madrid?

Spectator said...

Don't forget Bassong... Apparently he hasn't forgotten that he's still at NUFC.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jun/10/sebastien-bassong-newcastle-united

sharpie sHa said...

umm actually it was David Villa who took the PK

I think Silva is still injured? (though he is listed in the squad)