Not a lot going on round these parts lately 28 March, 2007Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News, Transfers.
As you’d expect in international week there’s absolutely nothing for me to talk about, and if there is it’s a load of crap. I better write something though so here you go.
Cesc Fabregas has said how he feels part of the Spain ‘family’ now. At 19 years of age it takes some talent to be an international regular, especially for a side like Spain. Cesc has proved at Arsenal week-in week-out that he can do the business and now he’s getting a lot more opportunities with his national side too.
We’ve been fined £100,000 for that Carling Cup Final brawl. Chelsea have been given the same punishment but don’t be surprised if in the next few days you hear a bit of, “Well he started it.” We’ve got a fortnight to appeal but I don’t think we will, admittedly things did get out of hand and the 100 grand is probably just.
We’ve been linked with Franck Ribery, Eric Abidal and Florent Malouda. Ribery has said he will decide on his future in the summer but wants to concentrate on qualifying for the Champions League with Marseille. Lyon left-back Abidal has turned down a new deal and could be on the way out, there’ll be some big names after him and with his £10m buy-out clause I don’t see us signing him. Malouda doesn’t really seem interested in moving away, he says he’s tempted but he just signed a contract until 2011 last summer and he’s not exactly looking for a new club.
Also, Gilberto Silva has been talking about a move away from Arsenal. He says he tempted by Juve but he’s committed to his Arsenal contract and it is up to us whether he stays or goes. I really don’t see Gilberto going anywhere fast to be honest. As far as I can tell he’s happy at Arsenal. However he is 30 now and you know Wenger will only do his 1 year deal extensions after his current contract runs out in 2009. I can imagine it’s quite frustrating for a player and last year we lost Robert Pires due to this.
Ok, that’s your lot I’m afraid. Have a nice day.