New kit, same manger, no Norwegian and new owners? 11 June, 2007Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News, Transfers.
There’s a bit of stuff to talk about which makes a nice change so I’ll get straight into it. The new away kit has been officially unveiled by arsenal.com today. I’m sure you saw the images around the net recently and now the new white kit has been officially confirmed. It’s white and it looks shit. Gooners have been quite angry since we first found out that new away strip was going to be white because of our strong rivalry with Tottenham. To be honest, it’s just a colour it doesn’t really matter. I’d prefer it if it wasn’t white but fuck it, we haven’t really got a choice. I do like the shorts and socks though, I might get them. Will you be buying the shirt?
Arsene Wenger will be staying for at least one more year. He says he will be loyal to his contract and then next summer he will sit down with the board to discuss his future with the club. I knew he’d be staying this summer but I really have absolutely no clue what he’ll do next year. I want him to stay, most people do, but I remember him saying before that his plan was to get us settled into Ashburton Grove and then move on. We’ll worry about Arsene’s future new year but for now, he’s staying.
Last night Arsene was in Norway having a look at the 16 year old defender Havard Nordveit. After the game Wenger had talks with FK Haugesund and had a bid rejected but the director said, “We are still discussing, the door is not closed.” Man United are also linked with the promising youngster but the club insist Arsenal are the only ones to have show any interest. He would be another great addition to a fine collection of youngsters we have at Arsenal, I can’t really comment on a 16 year old who I’ve never heard of but if Wenger thinks he’s good then I believe him.
You’re probably aware of Stan Kroenke’s interest in Arsenal, he’s currently owns 12.19% in shares and has make it well known that he wants to buy us up. Also David Dein’s departure was linked with him as it seems Dein was going to sell to Kroenke but the rest of the board were totally against a takeover. He’s shook things up behind the scenes at Arsenal but it now seems he has a rival bidder. It’s the same guy who tried to buy Liverpool and he’s described Arsenal as ‘a very profitable club’. Great.
That’s enough for today, see ya.