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Alex Song could be like a new signing

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Hello all.  I’ve had a truly miserable day.  I won’t go into it, but suffice to say if the tone of this blog is a little down-beat, then you can blame the world for its barely-disguised conspiracy against my being.

Arsene Wenger has revealed that Andrei Arshavin’s protracted move from Zenit St Petersburg is not imminent, saying:

“We know what we want to do, but we are not close to signing today because I would tell you. But there is no basic news. There again, we are in negotations yes but we want to respect our principles.”

It is unclear if he means our principle of not making public any impending signings, or our principle of not really buying anyone at all, ever.  Still, he does describe himself as “very hopeful” of a deal.  Interestingly, the BBC have downgraded that to just “hopeful” in their headline.  Such curmudgeons, the beeb.  Arshavin’s highly infuriating agent claims there could be some movement “early next week”, which leads me to believe that’s when our next official bid will be tabled (and inevitably rejected, when Zenit receive a fax offering them £10 of Woolworth’s vouchers and a tangerine).

Arsene claims the injured quartet of Fabregas, Walcott, Rosicky and Eduardo are like new signings.  I don’t know about you, but I happen to think some new signings would be a lot more like new signings.  We can but dream.

It’s quite lucky we’ve managed to put this run of seven league game’s unbeaten together, otherwise people would really be panicking.  But many of those results have hardly been convincing – we’ve scraped 1-0 wins at home to Wigan, Portsmouth and Bolton, and showed our defensive frailties in the game at Aston Villa.  Our problems may seem to have evaporated, but even my small knowledge of the hydrologic cycle tells me that stuff that’s evaporated eventually condenses and comes pouring down as horrible, horrible rain.

Still, at least Alex Song could be fit for the game at Hull.  He’ll be like a new signing, I suppose.

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