Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

More Cazorla Speculation and Manchester City Pull the Plug on van Persie

I’m certainly not the owner of Facebook like Mark Zuckerberg but we shared the same type of moment he had in the end of the hit movie, Social Network. I, like many Gooners out there visited the official website and continued to caress my F5 button, as I engaged myself in a futile effort to see the announcement of the Santi Cazorla deal.

Let’s tie up every loose end: Malaga are in a dire financial situation and are keen to sell, Enzo Maresca, Julio Baptista and Rondon have waved their goodbyes, Arsenal has been deeply interested in acquiring his services, a fee had been announced, he was seen in London coming for his proposed medical and…

Credible sources, as they claim they are, stir up things in Twitter as if they’re Cazorla’s true agents, the media Vultures have also done their bit to make the hairs at the back of my Gooner’s neck stand up.
BBC Sport published that Arsenal is “set to announce” the deal while the Daily Mail quoted that Cazorla has already joined the squad in Germany in the final pre-season fixture. FIFA.com caused an uprising as they had announced the deal as if it has been completed.

I’ve been an Arsenal fan for many years but I’ve not seen a transfer saga that has made the fans purr for this long period of time. We as fans know that the club is coy with its transfer dealings but this summer has thought us to know that not every player linked with Arsenal eventually wears the Red and White.

I can vividly remember how the Yann M’Vila deal was 99.9% complete and the official announcement was to take place after the Euros. A month has elapsed and M’Vila still wears the captain’s armband in Rennes.

I remain hopeful for this much talked-after Cazorla deal to be sealed but if it falls through I won’t be surprised at all.

Elsewhere, it seems as if Real Madrid may take a stand on letting Nuri Sahin go because their chances of getting Luka Modric are slim to none. Their playmaker, Kaka, is also strongly linked with a move back to AC Milan and with the 2007 FIFA Ballon D’Or winner continually frustrated at lack of first team action, the move seems highly likely.

Sahin is also adept as a left back to cover for Fabio Coentrao and Marcelo but Jose Mourinho still has the final say on that matter.

Arsenal has also been linked with Barcelona’s youngster, Christian Tello and Olympiakos centre forward, Kevin Mirallas. Tello had his breakthrough last season and he strutted his stuff in La Liga and the Champions League as he did well to usurp the likes of Pedro Rodriguez in the team. He still has a lot to learn and Barcelona will continue to give him his football education, so a move to Arsenal is unlikely.

After writing a tribute for the Flying Dutchman on his birthday, he’s back in my blog yet again. This time, I’m not writing about how van Persie has hurt me or other Arsenal fans out there, how he scored two hat-tricks in a game and how he’s linked with a move to a rich club that’s based in Mars.

Oil rich Manchester City has effectively pulled out of race to sign van Persie for reasons best known to Chuck Norris, Director Nick Fury of the Avengers and the folks that make Football Manager. Roberto Mancini has come out to say that he’s waving his goodbyes to van Persie because both parties have failed to reach an agreement over a negotiable transfer price.

Awwwww, this is the part where I’m meant to cry for him but my tears are somewhat locked up in Shangrila.

Juventus had also pulled the plug weeks ago (with hopes of returning with a better offer), leaving Manchester United *spits* as the only club with a keen interest in signing the Dutch forward.

This new twist on the van Persie tail gives Arsene Wenger and his new look squad at least 6 months till the next transfer window to convince their star striker to stay at the club. Six months is a long time and anything can happen during this period. Given his history, Van Persie may likely get an injury which would severely dampen his transfer value.

Not that I’m wishing him bad or anything.

Van Persie hasn’t been on anyone’s good books this summer but I’ll be elated if he steps out with a little kid on his hands on the 18th of August when the club hosts Sunderland.

Despite being on the bad side of the fans, van Persie’s teammates want him to remain at the club and a few have made their views public. Van Persie should do what’s right by signing the bloody contract and issuing an apology to everyone.

Fuck it, I don’t need his oral apology, I’ll prefer him scoring on the pitch and celebrating with both palms together or something, I’m sure you get the drift.

Speaking of pulling the plug, I’m pulling my plug on this post as well.

Sayonara.

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