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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Latest Arsenal transfer news and romours.

Woke up early this moning and read all the latest arsenal transfer news or should i say romours about samir nasri and jibril. I found myself smiling thinking that these two will be at arsenal. But how long will that smile last? are these Arsenal transfer romours and news true? Only Arsene Wenger knows!!!

Such rumours have been on for more than a week now, with some Gooner sites out there even suggesting that it had been a done deal, Samir Nasri, that is. Basing on his past track record there is no doubt that he will be a good player. My only question is that will he be as valuable as Flamini was to Fab 04?

There's also renewed speculation that Lille's Jean Makoun is attracting interest from Arsenal..

What ever the case might turn out to be i hope that all the good names arsenal is being linked to in these transfer romours will end up at Emirates. As for now lets continue to speculate.

im out, Taffie...

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May be next time Gunners

It pains me a lot to note that Man united and Chelsea will be playing in the champions league tonight. I believe had it not been of our spectators / defenders (in particular Senderos) they were busy admiring Torres terrorising them.. what a pity, we dont need such at Emirates next season..

anyway i have one wish for tonights game, that both Man united and Chelsea loose. Chelsea cant win it before us while Man united cant take a double...

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Two reasons why Flamini left Arsenal.

1. the love of money, greedyness, unloyal and unappreciative to AW, Team mates and the fans. 2. might have felt wenger is a hypocrite (broke arsenals wage structure by giving henry a hefty wage and he thot to himself why not me). bottom line- useless punk

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Silly Season for Arsenal

Everton have come to Highbury on more than one occasion in recent times and been 'forced' to enjoy the party. On this occasion it proved to be one still graced with an element of emotion but nowhere near at the levels experienced in the past.

For me it was a shame our hosts came in search of just a point and I feel with nothing to play for or even requiring all three would have made for a far more interesting spectacle.
As a result Everton rarely ventured into our half and with our own team showing an understandable lack of urgency it was real 'end of season' fare. Saying that however, there was only one team that looked like taking the three points, especially in the second half, and time will tell if our visitors regret taking such a negative attitude into the game.

Indeed the phrase 'time will tell' can be used for a number of issues at the end of any season. For me, our best player on Sunday was Alex Song. In each of the games he has played at centre half this season he has done well and it will be interesting to see if he continues to grow and make the position his own.

So, our unbeaten home season comes to a close with a victory and of course the chance for us to say thanks and goodbye to one or two of our squad. If Jens goes, as looks extremely likely, it was fantastic to give him a fitting send-off. He will always be remembered for his part in the unbeaten season and for a good couple of years he was probably the best goalkeeper in the Premiership. He will be fondly remembered by all Gooners.

The news that Matt Flamini has gone is disappointing I feel, especially after a fantastic season that had seen him cement his place at the very heart of our midfield. Very few players over the years have left our great club and gone on to bigger and better things. Will he regret his decision? It's that 'time will tell' situation again.

With just the long trip up to Sunderland to complete the 38, that period is upon us where the best thing we can do is avoid the rumour-filled media. If I'm involved in one more conversation where someone says, "See such and such is off..." I will scream! "Says who?!" "It's in the paper this morning....."!

Taking a look at the kind of talent we have coming through in a testimonial down at Dorchester Town on Tuesday night, believe me, if players decide to leave, we'll be just fine.

Come on you mighty reds!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Final Knocking

With the amount of negativity in the air before a ball was even kicked this season, if we were told at that time we would have two league games left and still be in with a mathmatical chance of taking the title, I think it's safe to say we all would have been delighted to have taken it.

To have enjoyed a good lead however, and to play so well in some crucial games before coming away with nothing, I think we all know that for some reason it's just not been our season.
Although a little 'gung-ho' at times, our trip to Derby pretty much summed up our season on the playing front I feel.

From a supporting point of view I am disappointed the Rams have been relegated. Any trip to the Midlands beats the countless long journeys we have to the North, even in a midweek game I found myself tucked up in bed back in Kent before 1.00am. The atmosphere is good at Pride Park too and with pre-match proving smooth and enjoyable I will be extremely happy should they bounce straight back next year and rejoin us come the 2009/10 season.

Going forward on Monday night, at times our football was simply breathtaking. Don't get me wrong Derby are not bottom of the Premier League for no reason but in addition to the six goals we did grab we could have netted at least another dozen. The four-goal victory will certainly help our situation should Chelsea slip up in their final two games and we finish level on points with them, as unlikely as that is of course!

To concede another two goals however, is disappointing and for me perhaps highlights our weakness, certainly in the latter part of the season.Successful teams are built around a water-tight defence. In the last three months of the season we have really struggled to keep a clean sheet.

As a team, I'm sure Arsenal will learn from this season's experience in all departments and come back even hungrier to succeed next time round.
For now however, I fully intend to thoroughly enjoy our last home game of the season as Everton come to the Home of Football in search of points to secure European football at Goodison next season.

When we kick off we will already be aware if our unlikely (at this stage) Premier League dream is still alive but with Chelsea's match not taking place until Monday the game will be hugely important whatever has happened at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Whatever happens in the last two games I for one am very proud of the steps we have made this season.

Keep dreaming... you never know! ;-)