West Brom Aftermath, RVP on the Spotlight and Podolski Eager For Action
“I’m going to find it hard serving two masters, very hard.”
“The marriage between me, my future wife and Arsenal is a somewhat polygamous lifestyle which is certainly unhealthy, but it can’t be stopped. I’m scared I may love Arsenal more than her and it’s already trumping my nuclear family.”
“Sunday’s game against West Brom was heart pounding as the game progressed but the end was no different from ‘orgasm’. I’m still feeling the effect of this entire campaign and it will last in my heart forever.”
“The tension Arsenal gives is a drug. The drug could kill but it has become an addiction to me.”
“The love I have for Arsenal is unrivaled”
These are the words of Bobby Agulanna or @dkingpin as he’s known in the Twitterverse. This season has been one hell of a roller-coaster ride and it’s fair to say that the Gooners have seen it all.
In Arsene Wenger’s news letter, he commended the team for their performance on Sunday and was proud of the fact that Champions League berth was achieved again for the 15th year in a row. He also paid a befitting tribute to his trusty side kick, Pat Rice.
Wenger isn’t the only Gunner that has been in the act on the aftermath of the West Brom game. Theo Walcott has spoke about his admiration for Kieran Gibbs over that match-saving tackle that was worth its weight in gold, or £30m to be precise. That tackle was trending on Twitter, as many timeline went haywire with Gooners showering praise on Quickie Gibbsie for his heriocs
For those that were probably drunk or had something in their eyes at that precise moment, this is for your viewing pleasure,
Elsewhere, Laurent Koscielny dedicated the winning goal to the team while Jack Wilshere taunted Tottenham fans on Twitter, declaring that North London is Red and it will always be. Let’s not forget that he also won the £3,000 bet he placed with them last year with the ultimate winner being charity. However, Wilshere was calling on every Gooner to support Chelsea in the forthcoming Champions League final in the Allianz Arena, Munich.
Arsenal’s participation in the Champions League is irrespective of Chelsea winning it or not, but I’d rather see Spurs to go the qualifiers to lose to some random team, than to root for Chelsea winning the Champions League before “us”.
The last time I checked, I bleed Red and that’s the color of Bayern Munich.
After a campaign that would be fondly remembered by him, Robin van Persie went home with the Golden Boot, after scoring 30 goals in this season’s Premier League. Manchester United’s Shrek was close in second place (27 goals) while Sergio Kun-Aguero (23 goals) came in at third place.
With this season done and dusted, Arsene Wenger, his teammates and the fans are waiting patiently to see how his contract situation will be addressed. However, van Persie remains coy on his future but he said that he’ll always love the club whatever happens this summer.
A pivotal meeting has been scheduled in London at a neutral location for Van Persie’s camp to begin face-to-face negotiations with senior club officials, Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis and it is rumored that the club is set to hand him a bumper £130,000 per week deal with a £5m signing-on fee.
To whom it may concern, cult-hero Emmanuel Frimpong featured in a Lethal Bizzle rap video about Robin van Persie.
Trust me, its #deeeeeeeench.
Lukas Podolski suffered the ignominy of relegation with FC Cologne but he did his bit in attack with 18 Bundesliga goals while the defense remained shambolic. The world’s worst-kept secret was unveiled when Arsenal announced his signing and the forward has stated that he’s eager for action wearing the sacred Red and White:
“I had a very good season with Cologne, I played well and as a result I’m now going to Euro 2012 with lots of confidence. After that, I will be joining up with my new team-mates at Arsenal and it is my goal just to do my best and be successful there.”
“For me it doesn’t really matter when you take such a step in your career, whether it is now or a few years earlier, it’s difficult to say when the time is right. But I’m now 26, and nearly 27, so this step in my career might just be the right time to do it.”
The striker also revealed that Per Mertesacker told him all about Arsenal, making his decision to move to North London easier. He has also declared that he’ll play anywhere. Podolski is an efficient center forward that’s also adept playing on the wings.
His versatility will play a key role next season and he’s odds on to relieve the goalscoring burden off van Persie as the Gunners banked heavily on the Flying Dutchman in this campaign.
The Gooners believe that Podolski came to Arsenal to support van Persie.
Let’s hope that he’s not his replacement.
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