I’ve got some interesting Arsenal news today and some very important Arsenal FC Blog news to get through as well. So sit tight.
I’ll start with Arsenal’s current Public Enemy #1; Emmanuel Adebayor. According to reports in Italy, AC Milan have dropped out of the race to sign the Togolese striker simply because he costs too much. The Italian club’s vice-president Adriano Galliani had this to say on the matter:
“Adebayor is overridden by continuous requests for £35 million, these figures are impossible for clubs in Italy. When big clubs like Barcelona and Chelsea arrive it is impossible to compete, because they have a much more advantageous fiscal situation.”
Unfortunately, while Milan might be out of the race Galliani’s words suggest that Barcelona certainly aren’t, even though they have reportedly had a £25 million bid refused by Arsenal. Ha! Take that, you greedy bastards.
I should add here that while I am still seething about Adebayor’s comments over the weekend I will remain loyal to his cause until he makes the move to Barcelona. I’ve had some time to calm down – to a certain extent – and realise that, should he stay, I can’t go on hating him like I have in the past couple of days.
Call it a backflip of epic proportions if you will, but I can be an ignorantly loyal person at the best of times and that is what I will continue to be for the time being. After all, maybe Arsene Wenger can talk some sense into the young lad and snap him out of the fantastical world he is currently living in.
Truth be told, there’s not much else going on. There’s been no update on the Amaury Bischoff situation but from what I picked up yesterday this one looks about as done as deal can be, given the player himself is not lying of course. Would he stoop so low? I don’t think so.
Just before I go I want to make it clear that the Badware virus that has been plaguing this blog for the past however long is, according to my hosting provider, gone. This means no-one should have any more troubles accessing the blog, which is of course great news.
I want to take this opportunity to apologise to everyone for the trouble that this virus may have caused – although it was something completely out of my control I’m sincerely sorry for the dramas. If you do happen to have any further problems then please contact me at spanishfry(at)arsenalfcblog(dot)com and I will report the problem immediately to my hosting provider. I really don’t want any more readers turned away from this blog than I can avoid, for obvious reasons.
Oh, and finally, those clever fellows at NewsNow have decided that the ‘Arsenal’ category of their site has become so full of rubbish that they’ve now come up with a ‘Arsenal – Top Rated Sources Only’ category. And the Arsenal FC Blog made the cut. Woo!
You can find the new, bullsh*t-free category here. Hopefully you enjoy the change. I know I will.
Just by the by, from what I can gather the Arsenal FC Blog is the only Australian website that is ranked as a ‘Top Rated Source’ and I have to say I’m pretty chuffed about it. Take that Tribal Football, you unreliable berks!
Have a great day, I sure will.
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