Daily Archives: March 27, 2012
New Deal For Alex Song, Good News on Jack Wilshere and Poldi For Glory
I had a very awkward dream yesterday night. I saw the Premier League’s top referees, led by Howard Webb protesting in front of Old Trafford over unpaid levies. Micheal Oliver was going bonkers holding a fork and a lighted torch yelling how he wasn’t paid for his Man of the Match performance against Fulham after denying the Cottagers a penalty.
In an interview to the media vultures, Oliver disclosed how a certain fee was paid for every penalty Manchester United is awarded, and an even bigger fee paid when the opposition is denied a penalty.
Finally, we learnt that the referee of the Blackpool vs. Manchester United game went to bask the Caribbean Sun following his incredible performance for turning deaf ears to Blackpool’s pleas over Rafael’s clear foul in the box. For all Arsenal’s shrewdness in the transfer window, it won’t hurt a bit to get a ref or two on our side.
I also dreamt that Gareth Bale used a large chunk of his funds to create the largest primate resort in existence called the Bale Foundation. He also erected the Bale Academy of Diving with reputed trainers like Luis Suarez, Sergio Busquets and Didier Drogba.
Bale has told some media Vultures that Tottenham’s blip is over, like we actually give two fledgling fucks in the Red half of North London.
Ever wondered why the Chicken on a Basketball crossed the road? It went to search for the 10-point gap it had lost.
Before giving you my Arsenal digest for today, a little nose poking elsewhere won’t hurt a bit. Unless you’re living in a cave with no internet, colored TV and far away from civilization, you must have heard that the managerial ho Claudio Ranieri has been sacked for the umpteenth time.
I never realized that the Post- Mourinho hangover would be one of the greatest football hangovers in existence. Inter have sacked five coaches since Jose Mourinho left while Chelsea has shown four the door out.
Managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, David Moyes and Thomas Schaaf among others represent continuity and the first two names in the aforementioned list has proved countless times what could happen if you simply keep the faith.
Alex Song has been a revelation this season and he’s odds on to be a contender for the Player of the Season alongside Laurent Koscielny and everyone’s favorite, Robin van Persie.
Song’s has been flourishing in recent weeks and his assists have gone a long way in Arsenal’s recent resurgence. The Cameroonian gem currently earns £55,000 per week in a deal that would expire in 2014 and the Daily Mail reports that Arsenal is set to hand him a new five year deal worth £75,000 per week.
A new deal is no less than Song deserves and it’s sure to spur him on to put up more consistent performances we’ve been accustomed too. There are still rumors surfacing that Song could be partnered by Yann M’ Vila next season.
Having these two athletic enforcers in the middle of pitch next season will make Arsenal a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League once again.
Still sticking with good news, Caught Offside has published an encouraging article concerning Arsenal’s midfield dynamo, Jack Wilshere. It’s reported that Wilshere could be available for Arsenal’s clash against Chelsea next month.
Having Wilshere in the dugout would certainly be a pleasing sight for everyone at the Emirates but I feel that he should be given a breather this season. There still the European Championships and pre-season this summer so easing Wilshere slowly into action will be in the club’s best interests.
Besides, Alex Song, Mikel Arteta and Tomas Rosicky are in the form of their lives.
After taking a very coy approach on the Lukas Podolski matter in recent weeks, Arsene Wenger has been surprisingly open about the German International in a recent interview.
The Boss revealed that Poldi is needed at the Emirates for glory next season. Wenger said that Podolski’s arrival will ease the pressure off van Persie next season, which will help push Arsenal towards that elusive trophy next season.
If Arsenal had a player like Podolski come off the bench against AC Milan, we probably would have been gearing ourselves for another clash with Barcelona. Marouane Chamakh and Park Chu-Young haven’t proven their worth to the club and I can only hope that they’ll get new employers next season, we can only afford to have 25 players registered.
To wrap it all up, Kieran Gibbs believes that Theo Walcott is the best winger and he also believes that the Gunners are unbeatable. Mikel Arteta on the other hand talks up the team’s spirit but is wary of complacency.
A classic mixture of youthful exuberance and experienced level head. Ingredients of a trophy-winning side.
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