Archive for July 31st, 2006

We probably don’t need a left-side.

97 comments July 31st, 2006

A few years ago, we barely had a right-hand-side: all our play went down the left. The way things are going, we won’t have a left-hand-side to speak of next season.

With Robert Pires already departed, The Sun reckons Ashley Cole is on the verge of a £25m move to Chelsea, and whilst I’m not sure about just how close that is, I do know that when a club starts releasing statements from their players about how “great” it would be to sign a player, something tends to be in the offing.

Speaking of statements from players, Jose Reyes yesterday spoke out about the interest from Real Madrid:

“I don’t know where these words have come from but what I would like to say is that I am very happy at Arsenal. I am excited about the new stadium and helping Arsenal challenge for honours.”

I wouldn’t take this quote at face value, though. We all know that Reyes wants away: the radio hoax of last year perfectly demonstrated his unhappiness in England. And it is this same incident that has provoked Reyes to release the above statement: he is hedging his bets. If he ends up staying at Arsenal, he doesn’t want to be castigated like, say, Ashley Cole.

And speaking of Cole, it’s not impossible that he’ll end up at Madrid too. Roberto Carlos has reportedly agreed a deal with Fenerbahçe, and Arsenal may decide to lose out on Chelsea’s cash in favour of shipping Cole abroad.

But with £25m on the table, get used to seeing Cole in blue. And maybe Reyes in white.

Search Gunnerblog

Get your Gunnerblog t-shirts now!

get regular updates from GS with twitter

Top Gunn

Cesc Fabregas
The man in form.

    Retro Arsenal T-Shirts from - Bringing Back The Good Old Days!: Click Here!

Latest Posts

Sponsored Links


July 2006
« Jun   Aug »

Posts by Month

Most Recent Posts

Posts by Category


Powered By

eXTReMe Tracker