With a headline like the one above, I know it probably seems like I’m just stirring trouble. But I assure you from the bottom of my heart that this is not my intention and I’m posing it as a genuine question.
The rumour going around is that Arsenal – as well as West Ham – are considering a move for Ghanainan international midfielder Stephen Appiah. For those that aren’t aware of his situation, Appiah quit previous club Fenerbache for personal reasons around a month ago, leaving him as a free agent. As such, he’s not bound by the constraints of the transfer window which means he can be signed by any club at any point going forwards.
There will be people who are annoyed with me for bringing this up, but as I said yesterday we can assume nothing until Arsene Wenger’s French mug appears on the official Arsenal website. It seems peculiar that he is still yet to make a statement regarding the transfer situation and that alone gives me some hope that the signing we all expected and hoped for may still go ahead.
I’m remain tentative to comment any further on the issue until Wenger decides to speak. So as with yesterday, insead of going into detail about the other news for the day, I’ve put it in bullet form below. Observe:
- The manager has been talking about Emmanuel Eboue and he believes he has become a ‘pass master’. I must have missed something because unless that is some sort of Dungeons & Dragon character then I don’t really know what Wenger is talking about.
- Theo Walcott has been talking about Jack Wilshere. He’s happy to have another Englishman in the dressing room and he reckons he’ll get a couple of good chances this season. Good for him.
- Carlos Vela has received some nice comments from the manager. He suggest he’s one for the future. Tell us something we don’t know, Arsene. Like you want to sign Stephen Appiah. Please…
That’s about it for today. Hopefully the manager will put us out of our misery soon. In the meantime, keep smiling – it’s a beautiful world out there! Sigh.
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