It’s all a bit yawny as the Bolton game moves a day closer and the tedious transfer speculation plods along.
Apart from another interesting bit of news about the signing of Andrei Arshavin there’s not a lot going on. I said in yesterday’s post that I felt that although Zenit St Petersburg have attached a £20 million pricetag on the Russian we are likely to get him for far less than that. After comments by Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter, this now seems correct. He was quoted as saying:
“It is the people of Zenit trying to initiate some kind of interest. They are trying to use the media to make the price of Arshavin £20 million – I would not take it seriously.”
To put things bluntly, I am expecting Arsenal to sign Arshavin and I’m expecting them to sign him for around £12 million, a fair price in my opinion. Until there is more concrete information about a move I’m reluctant to speak about the matter so for me it’s time to be patient and let things happen the way they will.
To change things up completely there’s been a story surfacing about Emmanuel Eboue going to Inter Milan but the reality is that it’s an old link taken from some pretty harmless comments by the player. Nothing to worry about unless you’re someone who wants Eboue to leave Arsenal, which I’m not.
And finally today, Arsene Wenger has hailed the potential of Aaron Ramsey, stating that although he’s not ready to perform week-in, week-out he is set to become a great player. In his own words:
“He can play in some games. But if you’re asking me if he can play every week, every three days, I don’t think he’s ready yet. But he shows that he has the quality, that he can do it soon. I really think he will be a great player.”
It’s pretty token stuff from the manager but I have to say that in this case, I absolutely agree. There’s something I really like about Ramsey – perhaps it’s his aggression, perhaps it’s the confidence he exudes – and I think he’s going to have a really marvellous career at Arsenal. He and Jack Wilshere are the standout youngsters at the club right now and I think it’s really wonderful to have them on our books.
And that’s about it my friends. Have yourselves a lovely Thursday.
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