Clichy favors Liverpool move and more transfer speculation

Apologies for not publishing any post yesterday. I’ve been engaged with the grueling post-graduation college process called clearance. I got home late so I decided to get a warm bath, a nice meal, a bottle of Guinness and a quick nap. I had hoped that I was going to wake up around 11pm to publish the post but when I opened my eyes, I was hit hard by the Sun’s rays instead of seeing a full moon that would’ve turned Gabriel van Helsing into a werewolf.

Gervinho’s imminent arrival is starting to take all eternity but patience has to be a virtue that the gooners will have to exercise. We all know that a £10.5m fee has been agreed by both footballing parties so personal terms and clauses will probably be what is happening behind the scenes.

I’ve been contemplating on the number that Gervinho is going to wear when he joins Arsenal but it wouldn’t really matter because it’s the man wearing the sacred Red and White that will be under the spotlight, not his jersey number. However, it’s heartwarming to know that he wouldn’t be wearing the No. 18 jersey that’s reserved for French men that score own goals every season.

Moving over to transfer speculation involving player arrivals, Blackburn’s Indian owners have told Arsenal that they don’t want their money. This news is a major setback because the media Vultures and gooners alike have heralded Samba as the ½ messiah that will bring that much needed solidity to Arsenal’s shaky back line. The other ½ messiah is Bolton’s Gary Cahill.

Samba on the other hand has told Blackburn that he has an ambition to play at the top because he’s not getting any younger and he owes himself a move to a title challenging club like Arsenal who’s also involved in an elite European competition like the UEFA Champions League. Samba is adamant to leave Blackburn but the club wants to do everything in their power to keep him. This can be likened to when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object, something has to give.

Samba is the kind of signing that the Arsenal fans would like to see. He might not be a World beater like Vidic, Chiellini or Lucio but he has the attributes that have been missing in Arsenal defense: Aerial prowess, experience, aggression, power and bravery. Djourou possesses aerial prowess but that ability was put under question when a bloke from Ipswich sent an over the top ball to Tamas Priskin in the Carling Spoon semis. Squillaci’s age automatically qualifies him to be an experienced center back but his shaky and confidence-ridden performances gave that word a new meaning. When he was paired with Ignasi Miquel when Arsenal played Leyton Orient in the FA Cup both the youngster put up a more experienced outing than the Frenchman. The goal-bound shot that he saved with his head can’t be forgotten though.

It seems as if Arsenal is not willing to meet up to West Brom’s demands concerning the sale of Osaze Odemwingie but the club has told the media Vultures that the Nigerian and Mulumbu are not going anywhere. Peter Odemwingie and Manchester United’s Chicharito are undoubtedly my signings of the season but I don’t think that Arsenal has concrete plans for the Naija boy.

Switching to tales involving player departures, Wenger has told the media Vultures that Carlos Vela is part of his plans for next season. Wenger has already blocked the youngster from joining Mexico in the Copa America but his agent has cleared the air by saying that Vela isn’t going anywhere.

Vela is one player that has a very bright future at Arsenal but his potential hasn’t been harnassed fully by the club and Wenger the alchemist. He thrived better when he was deployed as a center forward but he has spent more time on the left wing to no great effect. With Bendtner’s departure imminent, Vela’s breakthrough season might come up next season because he and Chamakh will be the able deputies for Arsenal’s goal scoring machine, Robin van Persie. We all know that rVp has glass bones so the fight for the number two striking spot will be between Vela and Chamakh.

Chamakh grabbed the bull by the horns when van Persie and Bendtner where out nursing injuries at the start of last season so Vela has to do his best when given another chance by Arsene Wenger.

The media Vultures have linked Arsenal with a player that has been admired a lot by Arsenal, Phil Jagielka. Jagielka is more or less the best English defensive sensation after Man Utd’s drug junkie, Rio Ferdinard and Chelsea’s ex-girlfriend shagger, John Terry.

Jagielka has very good defensive attributes such as good marking and tackling skills and he’s also an adept header of the ball that has a very high work rate. He’s a lad whose bravery can be underlined in his determination to help his teammates in certain critical situations which range from last-ditch tackles to vital anticipations.

If Wenger misses out on Cahill and Samba he shouldn’t hesitate to set his sights on Jagielka.

Gael Clichy is currently Arsenal’s longest serving player but it seems as if he’s odds on to leave the club this summer after his amazing years of service. Wenger has said that he won’t stand in Clichy’s way but he also clarified that he’ll only favor a move abroad but Clichy wants to turn the tables because he has hinted that he’ll favor a move to Liverpool despite being targeted by a host of clubs with Roma being the forerunners for his signature.

This means that Wenger has to buy Leighton Baines, Jose Enrique or any other left back from the Milky Way whether Clichy wants to stay or not. He has shown everyone that he may never write the famous χ σ χ σ on the ______ section of his contract so Wenger needs to act fast because there’s money to spend.

It’s unfortunate to know that Clichy’s Arsenal career path might end this way because the only trophy he won with the club was the FA Cup in 2005.

Should he decide to leave Arsenal Football Club, we’ll have no choice but to wish him all the best because he gave Arsenal seven good years of his life. He was so good in the 2007/08 season that he earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year for that season.

In other news, Feyernoord might not secure the services of Ryo Miyaichi next season so a loan move to another club has to be on the cards because that Jap needs more games under his belt before he can be ready for the challenge of playing for a club like Arsenal FC.

I’ll also urge my esteemed readers to check out Femisoro’s post on Arsene Wenger: The master of the delaying game .

It’s worth a read.

Today’s tweet of the day was culled from A cultured left foot

“The Arsenal name is known and recognised around the world. It is synonymous with an attractive style of play, a youthful team, innovation, tradition and winning”

Arsene Wenger has won three league titles, four FA Cups and four Community shields

Give him some time

Next season by just be our season

In Arsene We Trust.

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About enigma106

An Arsenal fan with a good sense of humor

Posted on June 23, 2011, in Arsenal, Transfer Gossip and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. hay buddy,, hope university work isn’t too stressful… keep at it.. you will make mucho dinero someday.. inshallah.. good news on VELA. remember we talked about it.. not so good with Gael.. i hope we don’t lose him now.. it won’t be easy trying to replace him with someone who can do what he can for us.. we lost two good players in that birmingham game.. Edvardo and Gael,, his name has been draged through the mud for that non penalty.. that cost us the league! FA.!. AND TWO PLAYERS YOU CUNTS… get video technology in place you dinasures.. pick the referees scientificly and start grading them on performance.. it makes sense… wish clichy good luck whatever happens.. he gave us eight of the best years of his LIFE… UP THE GUNS OF ARSENAL!!!!!

    • Thanks Kamran but I will be very disappointed if Clichy leaves Arsenal. He has been a devoted player that reiterated his desire to stay at the club countless times but things change I guess.
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  2. what a dummdumm this Samba character, on one hand he wants to play for a club that is going places, and on the other,if I’m not mistaken, he signes aFIVE YEAR EXTENDED CONTRACT.. which means basicly the rest of his playing life… also carlos hasn’t had a good run of games yet.. the only time he comes in is few minutes at the end of games, which is not really anyway to test a players abilities.. hope he is not in the Reyas mold and can hack it in EPL…

  3. god willing….. shalom

  4. If we louis player like clicy i dn’t think dt will have pblem In my opinion i dn’t think arsenal need player like barton,and then wenger like make mouth buying player in all year,first arsene wenger mension ibrahim affely in last season Barcelona buying ibrahim,noun wenger mension jones man united buying jones,and we go for gervinho, osaze,samba,cahill,dorglas costar,defoe and ricardo avlrez will knw see eny body in out of d seven player why?

  5. I’ve always been a big Clichy fan and will be really sorry to lose him especially to the scouse scum. If Vela gets time on the pitch he will score goals as will MC. MC was off to a hot start last year but once rVp was fit he was on fire leaving MC without a spot. Lets sure up Samba Gervinho and maybe even Alvarez this weekend!! InArseneWeTrust

    • Losing Clichy would mean that Wenger will have to delve into the market to buy a very decent left back but I won’t want to see Clichy wear the Red of Liverpool 🙁
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  6. I feel as though we’ve taken Gael for granted these past couple years. One of the best left backs in the EPL. He will be greatly missed.

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