Good afternoon fellow Gooners,

Apparently those two south American youngsters are not on there way to Highbury Arsenal. (I really have to stop doing that) It was a hoax from Arsenalshorts.com

That, along with the Rodrigo Palacio bullshit has taught me a valuable lesson... Don't listen to rumours. I will never ever do it again.

The News Of the world are reporting that Freddie Ljungberg will complete a move to West Ham for 3.5milion. Now that Freddie is leaving it makes room in our squad for another winger! Great ey? (you see what I did there!)

There is a piece in the Telegraph about how 14 of Arsenals 15 academy scholars are allowed to play for England. Only Wigan and Middlesborough have a better ratio. I bet we have the better quality English players as well. Arsene has mentioned a few times in the past that we have a bright future for English players. The quality of English players is getting better.
So all these supporters who say that we are a foreign club who don't produce English players, please remember that the likes of Steven Sidwell, David Bentley, Jermaine Pennant, Jerome Thomas, Jay Bothroyd, James Harper, Ryan Smith , Anthony Stokes etc are all players who have learnt there trade under Arsene Wenger's Arsenal and have made good careers at other Premiership and Championship clubs.

Not that we really care but Julio Baptista is rumoured to interest Sam Allardyce's Newcastle. Imagine if he went there and started flicking the ball over players heads, pulling the ball down on his back heal and scoring 75 goals in 22 games. That would be funny wouldn't it? No? yeah, I guess not.

I'm looking forward to watching the friendly against Salzburg on Wednesday. The match is being shown live on Arsenal TV its worth paying the £3.99 a month for in my humble opinion. There are loads of highlights and interviews and stuff and you can cancel whenever you feel like it.

ok, thats it for now. I'm off with the missus and kids to enjoy the sunshine at the park.