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Fines, Speculation and RvP signs for Juve?

August began on a great note from a personal point of view but things have remained dormant in the realm called Arsenal. A realm where every bit of info makes the fans go haywire in anticipation only for reality to hit harder than nails on concrete.

 

I, like many Gooners out there has placed a clock as large as Big Ben in my house as we wait patiently for Arsenal’s first Premier League fixture against Martin O’ Neill’s Sunderland. Their previous manager, Steve Bruce, had led the Black Cats to their best ever finish (10th) in eons but he began last season on an all-time low, which cost him his job afterwards.

 

O’ Neill arrived like a house on fire, and his arrival coincided with a piece of good fortune for Sunderland, as they went on a mazy run in the Premier League, inflicting a sucker punch against Manchester City amongst other clubs. Arsenal arrived in their cattle-grazed pitch for the FA Cup fifth round, and produced a game that made the fans call for a few heads here and there.

 

Per Mertesacker’s season was cut short in the same pitch (Premier League fixture) but it was nice seeing Per, Bacary Sagna and Lukas Podolski dance “azonto” with Kaffy and other Malta Guinness folks in Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.

 

Errrr…that’s just me famzing. I had other family engagements on the same day but I had a few friends that graced the occasion, and they reported that the Gunners were on some azonto and etighi steez.

 

Moving on, some Gunners have put themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. 

 

Everybody’s favorite Denchster, Emmanuel Frimpong, immaturely got himself in a Twitter row with a fucking Spud, and he has earned himself a £6,000 fine for calling the Spud scum a “yid”. The scoundrel had tweeted at Frimmy, telling him how he “prayed” for the Ghanaian to break his limbs and it wasn’t taken likely by the midfielder.

 

Twitter is a social networking platform that has taken relationships between footballers and fans to a new level but it has its limits, and finding the balance as a popular figurehead is paramount, because unlike “randomites” out there, footballers and other sports figureheads are closely monitored.

 

In the ongoing Olympic Games, some athletes have been sent back home for racist tweets aimed at fans. I hope that Frimmy and other Gunners on Twitter would learn a few lessons from this bit.

 

Sticking with fines, the world’s best striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been slammed with a £5,000 fine for driving without a license in South Tyneside. 

 

Well, B52 is no stranger to getting bad press for himself. I’m looking forward to reading an article on Bendtner’s antics and I’m pretty sure that it would be worthwhile. From dropping his pants in a club to going to a pizzeria without money while bragging that he could buy the entire facility if he wanted to. From playing with pink boots to his accident that saw him smash his car to bits (probably because he was drunk)

 

Bendtner is a fine footballer on his day but he does more harm to himself than good and many Arsenal fans have braced themselves to look forward to the new season without a certain No. 52 as he’s consistently linked with moves away from the club.

 

Moving over to speculation, the Daily Mail published an article revealing that Santi Cazorla has flown to London for a medical with Arsenal. Another sports column reported that the sought-after player has suddenly entered Chelsea and Tottenham’s radar.

 

Malaga’s center forward, Rondon, has already waved his goodbyes to Cazorla and he stated that the winger will be a big wrench to leave. Cazorla played a key role in Malaga’s Champions League qualification adventure but the club is a dire financial situation and they’ll have to balance their books with player sales.

 

Cazorla will be an amazing addition to Arsenal’s attack and I’ll be looking forward to seeing his magic down the middle or through the flanks. It is just me, or does Arsene Wenger have a thing for versatile midfielders?

 

Elsewhere, youngster Nico Yennaris has signed a contract extension with the club and Benik Afobe is bracing himself up for a loan move to Bolton. Owen Coyle has made a name for himself as a great man manager and he has worked well with many notable youngsters in the past. It was really shameful to see Bolton go down the drain but they are hugely tipped for a quick plunge back to the Premier League.

 

Finally, there’s a fresh development on the topic that has dominated the Arsenal blogosphere all summer long. Italian football agent Fabio Parisi has stated that van Persie has signed that fat £190,000 contract with Juventus in his bid to seal a move away from the Emirates.

 

I can’t back the authenticity of this info but as long as van Persie isn’t signing for Arsenal’s Premier League rivals, he has my fucking blessing. 

 

Yeah yeah, we’ll miss his amazing volleys, fancy footwork and get-out-of-jail free cards but van Persie’s relationship with the fans has plummeted downhill after his declaration of ambition. With Wenger trying to “ease” Podolski and Olivier Giroud into the club, we all hope that Marouane Chamakh won’t lead the line against Sunderland on the 18th of August. Say what you must, but that Moroccan bloke is utter shite.

 

Time to get on with my new job. 😉

 

Sayonara

 

 

 

Van Persie Returns, Frimpong in Trouble and Transfer Speculation

The media Vultures have been very busy this summer, publishing a million and one articles about the team they can’t seem to let go of, Arsenal. As expected, frustration and despair became the order of the day when van Persie released a statement declaring his intention not to renew his contract but the fans somehow found a way to stomach the disappointment and many wanted to see the back of the center forward.

Unlike last summer where Arsene Wenger resorted to panic buys to save his team’s campaign from going down the drain, the club showed good proactiveness to sign two polished strikers that will contribute immensely to the team’s attack this season. This sentiment is also shared by Carl Jenkinson, that has labeled the new recruits as fantastic assets.

Lukas Podolski has been more vocal in declaring his intent and ambitions for Arsenal in recent times while Olivier Giroud’s voice was heard when joined the club last month. However, Robin van Persie has returned from basking the Caribbean sun to hold crunch talks with Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal hierarchy over his future.

He had stated that the club hadn’t matched his super human ambition, but critics and skeptics alike believe that van Persie released that statement in his bid to get more greens in his pocket, despite the fact that he reiterated that he’s not after money. Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney shocked the football world in 2010 when he declared his intention to seek new employers elsewhere forcing the club to break bank to retain his services. Whether he plays or not, Shrek is sure of £250,000 at the end of the week.

As it stands, Arsenal have tabled Van Persie a three-year deal worth £130,000-per-week – plus a £5million loyalty bonus.

If Arsenal fail in their attempts, Wenger will sanction the immediate sale of Van Persie in order to have enough time to reinvest the money from the Holland international’s sale.

Apparently, everyone has his or her own opinion on van Persie. I can vividly remember that emotional open letter that was lauded by the Arsenal faithful because it spoke in volumes.

Arsenal legend, Ian Wright, has stated that van Persie is right to leave the club. The former striker actually hopes for van Persie to make a dramatic U-turn but he doesn’t believe that it can happen. He spoke about how Arsenal had been losing its best players in recent seasons and he wants his club to put and end to this trend.

However, he’s not in the opinion of van Persie leaving Arsenal for big bucks. He stated that Manchester City has the money for van Persie, but the main attraction is the silverware they challenge for. After so much more rambling, Wright made a quote that was worth sharing,

“People say players who have suffered many injuries should stick with clubs who have remained loyal. But the game is not about sentiment – the only truly loyal people in the game are the fans.

Ray Parlour also had his own word to share on van Persie but the message he passed across was that he’ll love to see a swap deal involving Edin Dzeko moving over to the Emirates should van Persie decide to move to the Etihad. In my opinion, Dzeko seems to be in the same mold with Giroud and I don’t think that his services may be needed at Arsenal.

Moving over to transfer news, Fiorentina has emerged as favorites to sign Carlos Vela, while Real Sociedad still remains in the player’s radar. It seems as if the Spanish folks have failed to reach Arsenal’s evaluation for the Aztec Warrior, and should La Viola bring up a much improved offer, Vela may be theirs for the taking. I really liked that bloke but a move elsewhere is in the club’s best interests.

Barcelona love sniffing their noses in Arsenal’s affairs, and Transfers Play has reported that the Spanish bullies are tabling up a £14m bid for Laurent Koscielny. Their defensive lynchpin, Carles Puyol is reaching his twilight years and Gerard Pique may need a new defensive partner for the forthcoming season. Unlike Pep Guardiola that was okay using holding midfielders like Javier Mascherano and Sergi Busquets in center back positions, his successor, Tito Vilanova wants to get a recognized center back.

I truly hope we give them the middle finger and politely tell them to go fuck themselves.

The way they handled the Cesc Fabregas saga and spank us consistently has got them in my bad books and it’s not changing anytime soon.

Liverpool’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, in his bid to bring excitement back to Anfield, has been heavily linked with a swoop for Arsenal’s Theo Walcott. Rodgers and his Swansea outfit caught the eye last season and he has set his sights on Usain Bolt’s football equivalent that like Robin van Persie, has only one year left on his contract.

Theo Walcott is an exciting prospect that has his best years ahead of him and I can only hope that Arsenal does the right thing in extending his contract for the long term. I would go berserk if a good team player like Walcott would be flushed away to our rivals, Liverpool.

Manchester City also intends to hijack Arsenal’s move for Caen’s highly-rated youngster, Mbaye Niang. The young lad was supposed to arrive at the Emirates on trial but the oil-rich moneybags have other motives for the young lad.

Finally, the Denchster, Emmanuel Frimpong, has put himself in the spotlight again, for the wrong reasons. Frimmy posted a tweet on Sunday morning ,

“If you going church today Pray For me Giving today A Miss”

Much to Frimpong’s rage, a Tottenham fan responded to his tweet saying that he prayed for Frimpong to break his arms and legs. The Denchster swiftly replied to that tweet with the words, “Scum Yid”

Frimpong quickly deleted the tweet, but it was too little too late as it caused an uprising among the Arsenal and Tottenham tweeps in the social networking site.

An Arsenal fan in defense of Frimpong, hit back at the Spud saying, “You can’t go around wanting players to break limbs, no matter who you play for. embarrassed to be a yid right now!”  This tweet was retweeted by Frimpong

The FA are aware of the matter, but have made no official comment.

The term “Yid” or “Yiddo” has been used for decades to identify Tottenham supporters because of the proportion of Jewish supporters at the north London club. Last year, a comedian, David Baddiel, launched a campaign to stamp out use of the word “Yid” in football chants, which can be viewed as anti-Semitic. However, many Spurs fans use the term “Yid army” and claim they are not offended by it.

Footballers need to be more careful when especially when they use social networking platforms like Twitter because people take things to personal there. I remember when Wojciech Szczesny jokingly tweeted that looked like a rapist in his golf outfit. It made some fans go haywire.

That’s today’s bit.

Sayonara.

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The Frimmy One Gets “Frimponged”. Not Deeench

get well soon mate

Emmanuel Yaw Frimpong graced the Earth on the 10th of January 1992 and it’s fair to say that he has 100% Arsenal DNA because he enrolled at the Hale End Academy at the age of nine with Jack Wilshere.

He made his debut for the Reserves in 2009 and came into the limelight with his performances in the 2010 Emirates Cup among other preseason ties but an anterior cruciate ligament injury suffered in August kept Frimmy in the sidelines for nine months.

This made some football “scholars” term the word “Frimpong” as a long term injury and it has been used jokingly on Twitter and other social networking applications.

Frimmy walked the road of recovery and returned to full fitness in the summer of 2011 but a proposed loan move to lower division sides fell through. He made his Premier League debut late on in Arsenal’s goalless stalemate against Newcastle. He saw red for the first time in Arsenal colors in the 2-0 loss to Liverpool in August.

The Carling Cup was the main avenue for Frimpong to strut his stuff but he became a fan favorite following his on the field and off pitch performance against Manchester City. He made life miserable for ex-Gunner Samir Nasri to the extent the Frenchman wanted to substitute himself when the board was raised.

Frimpong is an eccentric character with a strong fan base on Twitter but his most significant contribution to the Twitter world has been the creation of the word “dench”

Apparently, the word dench is taken from the last name of Dame Judy Dench but it can have a varying number of the letter “e” depending on the user. It stands for something that’s extremely cool and it has become an ideal #harshtag to use when completing some statements.

Frimpong wasn’t getting much playing time at Arsenal with the presence of the colossus Alex Song and the emergence of Francis Coquelin so a loan move to Wolves was arranged this winter.

After just five league games into his short Wolves career, the Frimmy One got frimponged by Adolf Hilter’s long lost grandson, Joey “Hitler” Barton. The high-impact injury occurred when Wolves played Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

This isn’t a recurrence of his old knee injury that was suffered on his left knee. The cruciate ligament damage was suffered on his right knee this time and he’ll be out for six to nine months.

The hierarchy at Wolves issued a statemate:

“Everyone at Wolves would like to thank the midfielder for his efforts whilst at the club and join Arsenal in wishing him a swift recovery.”

To top it all up, the midfielder confirmed his injury on Twitter:

“@Frimpong26AFC: Bad News is that I’m out for 6-9months with my Knee. why God why?!?”

Feel free to click on his Twitter page to send him your best wishes.

The Frimmy One just got “frimponged”.

That’s definitely not #deeeeeeeeeench.

Sayonara.

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