Nasri & Cesc To Stay? That Is The Question, Do Arsenal Have The Answer?
Q: When is a self-sustaining business model not a self-sustaining business model?
A: When the business is football.
Welcome to the world of football, Mr Kroenke. Tonight’s Q&A with AST members is high on the Arsenal agenda – the words of the manic Norwegian commentator run through my head whenever I think of this session, “Stanley Kroenke, Stanley Kroenke, can you hear me? Your boys took one hell of a beating“.
Will anything good come from tonight? PR has never been Arsenal’s strong suit and it largely depends on the level of honesty displayed in the answers. Avoid prevarication or deception. It has the potential to be worthwhile. No matter how unpalatable that truth is, it is better than letting the media set the Arsenal agenda.
More importantly, we would like to know what is going on with Samir Nasri. An innuendo in yesterday’s Sunday Times that the player wants the side to built around him, some unsubstantiated rumours are emerging elsewhere that the cash is being flashed in Nasri’s direction. Unsubstantiated because there is no evidence to confirm or deny them.
Arsène has shared his view on the player’s future,
We will do everything to keep Nasri at the club. My wish is that he stays here.
Wait, that is probably the basis for The Heil story. Wenger went on,
If he looks back he can see that he’s come quite a long way with us, and I think there is still a bit to do. It’s the club that makes the player’s career
The manager is of course, whiter than white when he invokes the loyalty card. Never having broken a contract himself re employment yet it is naive to expect players feel the same. An affection for a club may grow but the money, the money is too much for them to refuse.
And winning. They want to win trophies but there is a blind spot in that concept, a failure to recognise the inconsistency of performance. It is this which Wenger alluded to in his comments but will Nasri recognise this? Is he self-aware enough to realise that in the second half of the season he underperformed?
Wenger was equally assertive over Cesc,
I will be pretty clear about this. For me, Fabregas is with Arsenal for a long time and he will stay with Arsenal. It sometimes happens that the rumour can make the transfer.
Someone needs to tell the Spanish media this, they believe Cesc to be staying in London to facilitate a move to Barcelona. Because that is the view of the The Mirror. Yikes, will anyone have the cojones to tell Rosell this or will they leave him happily wandering around the Camp Nou, humming, Happy Presidential Birthday to me and All I Want To Transfer Is A Cesc Fàbregas, A Cesc Fàbregas, A Cesc Fàbregas…
Meanwhile, Gervinho in the first person is nowhere near as confident as the third. He promised to tell us his future the week before last, then it was last week. Now it seems realises that things are not going as he planned. No matter how appropriate Banarama’s Cruel Summer seemed, there were more positive soundtracks.
Does anyone know what Kenny Dalglish’s transfer policy is? If it moves put a bid in for it, if it is English make it a really big bid. Having tried to hijack Phil Jones move to Blackburn, he is now out to mar Arsène’s fun by signing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Also not coming to Arsenal is Radamel Falcao, who to a backdrop of Porto fans blaring the Brand New Heavies’ Dream Come True out of the car radios, announced that he was staying at the club. But not for how long. So tomorrow, he might be leaving.
Back in the 70s there was a record label called Old Gold. Used to sell in 7″ singles shops such as Woolworths and WH Smiths, the hits of the 50s and 6os re-packaged. Basic covers in gold and brown, no photos, nothing. You could see what you were buying from the label. It was a variation on a theme.
Arsenal have tried that with Bolton. Gary Cahill is worth £17m and a season of Ignasi Miquel. How good is that? We’ll sign your best defender and to ease the pain, we’ll give you one of our most promising players. For a season. A novel solution to squad overcrowding.
Apparently our defending was so bad last season that Arsène is thinking of signing Scott Dann, Dann, the defensive man from Birmingham City. Yes, he made a lot of difference to their season? Yeah, Liverpool are in for him as well…
Unimpressed with that? Wait until you read about the signing of a 18 year old Swede…yeah, Liverpool are after him too…
Posted on June 13, 2011, in Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Premiership, Soccer, Transfer Gossip and tagged Arsenal, Football, Premier League, Soccer, Transfer Gossip. Bookmark the permalink. 151 Comments.