I was sitting at my local pub last night, enjoying a glass of fine Kentucky bourbon after a long day of laying in, exercising, and watching television (and getting a few tasks done, like the tee-shirts) when I decided to check my newsfeeds for any Arsenal stories.
You know, I’m starting to regret that whole post last week where I encouraged folks to share their favorite memory. I really thought we’d send him off and when he came back, we’d all clap and say “thanks for the goals” and then Vermaelen would headbutt him into next week and we’d all secretly get a little joy out of that.
Now that he’s away from Arsenal’s minders and the culture of our club, he’s opening his mouth at an alarming rate and the trickle of stupidity that used to fall out is now a fire hose. No, not a fire hose, a douche nozzle.
The only thing he’s ensuring is that his trip back to Emirates is a very memorable occasion. I can hear the song now:
Left us for City, because he’s a whore.
Maybe Mark Hughes should rein him in a bit?
The other story of the day is about Sunderland’s new signing, Lorik Cana. I wrote about this yesterday and I have to say I was a bit surprised by the responses. I even received some direct email about this guy! Odd, for a guy that Arsene Wenger never admitted to looking at, who went for a mere £5m, and signed for a perennially relegation bound team which revels in 0-0 draws as if they’d just won the Champions League.
Arseblog wrote a much stronger piece about him today, I wonder what his responses will look like?
Anyway, the last things pertain to shirts…
I have ordered the 7amkickoff shirts, thanks to all of you who put in orders! They will be here in 2 weeks or so and next week I will be taking your orders. As it stands they are going to be $22 for domestic orders and $32 for foreign (shipping included).
In the mean time, there’s still a chance to win a free shirt! Entries close tomorrow so get on it if you haven’t already.
I am aware that there have been stories about Eboue possibly going to Fiorentino. This is one of those stories which are difficult to judge and I’m hesitant to comment until we know for sure that he’s leaving. I will say on the record that I have come to like Eboue and his versatility would be a loss. Frankly, if Wenger sells him I can only see him doing so if he is able to replace him.
Win an Arsènal T-shirt
Strictly unofficial, Philosophy Football have franglaised ’Arsenal’ in tribute to Monsieur Wenger who has brought so much joie de vivre to the red half of North London. Available fromwww.philosophyfootball.com we have 5 to be won in our July competition.
To enter simply answer the following question:
“In what year was Arsène Wenger appointed Arsenal manager?”
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Entries close 26 July ‘09, no purchase necessary to enter.