Written by Iceman 1976 on Sunday, 27 May 2007 20:28
Rumours, rumours, rumours, seemingly the Henry one has died down but now it’s Cesc-talk again and sadly I don’t see an end to this crap, our players will be "linked" constantly from now until the start of the new season. Fine, transfer rumours are part and parcel of the off season....but at least have something to really back up the rumours...with something concrete! Because every season we have these rumours pop up and eventually the rumour spreading sites and even the tabloids, end up in a "pissing in the wind" scenario.
The frustration for me, is when one looks for decent articles on newsnow, one always has the crap from tribalfootball and some other shitty sites filtering through. Where they get their info from is beyond me. Do they hire mediums, have writers with ESP....???
You take various transfer rumours, Van Persie to Bayern, Robin is one of the many top talents on display at Arsenal at the moment. Moving to the Bundesliga, which is not a league to rival the Premiership, La Liga and the Serie A, then when you take into account, Bayern have only qualified for the UEFA CUP, it boggles the mind. Yes, we still need to qualify for the Champions League Proper but do you see Van Persie swapping clubs, a club that has surged him into the Dutch national squad for Bayern Munich? In the last 3 weeks alone, Bayern Munich, desperate to get back into winning ways next season, have been snubbed by Robben (Chelsea), Sneijder (Ajax), Diego (Bremen), Van der Vaart (Hamburg) and the list continues. When I heard on German telly the fee that was talked about, 8m Pounds, I thought April Fool’s Day, came around again.
The rumour of Henry to Barcelona, a case of, "same old, same old", thought this rumour would run itself dry last season already. The guy has signed a 4 year deal at the club, meaning IF and it is a HUGE IF, he ever was supposed to leave, do you believe Arsenal will sell this club icon for peanuts, as some sites and Spanish media would suggest getting Henry on the cheap. Sometimes I do feel sorry for Henry, since I remember in an interview on SKYSPORTS when he mentioned, , "I don't know what to say any more or what to do - maybe having a T-shirt on me saying I'm staying at Arsenal and walking around London is the only thing I can do," to put an end to these rumours.
The rumour of Cesc and Real Madrid. In October, Fabregas, signed a....not a 4 year, not a 5 year, hell not even a 7 year but an EIGHT YEAR Contract. How Madrid, a team regularly in debt with their "massive" signings, will ever be able to buy him out of a bumper contract like the one he has at Arsenal ? We all also know how the mighty Real Madrid struggled to pay even the "measly" instalment sum of 4m Pounds a year for Nicolas Anelka’s services. If there was any truth in this rumour, expect quite a few Madrid players going the other way....then again...never going to happen.
Ah and finally the rumour of the Arsenal away kit for next season. In the last few weeks alone, I have seen 2/3 different kits of our "white" kit. It is a case with people with too much time on their hands....fiddling around with PhotoShop. Think the only time I will believe, which kit it will be, is when Arsenal FC put the damn thing on their official website. Lets be patient and see what Nike has cooked up for next season with the launch on the 5th of July.
When I think of the load of trash dug up and we not even in June yet, can you imagine what the next 2 months are going to be like!!!! Think if you want to bank on a few Arsenal players that will leave...without a doubt, is Reyes, Flamini and Aliadiere, hopefully their departures could add to Wengers transfer kitty for the upcoming season.