It’s true, its from an inside source………..


Which one, Tomato, Horseradish, Daddies, HP, Soy, Tartare…… Which bloomin sauce!!

Seriously,  just how many times are we going to read such a comment over the next month or two?

Yesterday I read Joe Cole had signed for us, then I read he has struck a deal to re-unite with good old ‘Arry and that’s after hearing he was staying at the Chavs having already signed for Old Red Nose….

Oh, I even read we are going to sign Paul Robinson…. Yeah right!!!

All from ‘An inside source’ – it makes me smile…

Looking back over the last 3/4 seasons, in the majority, it’s the same old players being linked with us, reality is though, most of what we read is old news, rumours, in fact all which probably began with an agent trying to get his player more money….

What does it really do for us though to hear and read all this stuff about who we are ‘definitely’ going to sign, etc??

Having read a few comments a couple of days ago , I began to understand what was being said here on Avenell Road.

Most of us read, some of us even want to believe these rumours but it really does smack the signs of desperation. With that I mean, desperate to see get the players signed to really make us better. We are all sick of being rolled over a bit to easy by the Chavs, Mancs and a couple of other clubs.

Some want a massive signing, like Bergkamp, Henry or Overmars, me, I just want players who want to play for Arsenal, players who are proud to wear the shirt and who are prepared to earn their wage and players who have a footballing brain with the ability to send that message from their brain to their feet!! I actually couldn’t care less if Wenger brings in a few freebies either. Players who free allow us to pay a better wage, so I can see the benefits. Also, being free doesn’t mean that the player is over the hill or at the end of his career after all, just look at some of the quality we have let go for nothing..

What we don’t need though, is a  player who’s eyes are elsewhere before they sign for us and is only after a good wage. If they want that then let them go to the Chavs or their Northern equivalent

Having watched us not win a trophy now for five years, I, along with most fans (other than those wearing the rosy specs) are desperate to see us get back to winning ways. Many have said we want the old Arsene Wenger back, the one that bought us quality rather than an odd 15/16/17-year-old player who will be good one day, maybe…

Wenger is, or should I say was, a shrewd old bugger on the transfer front, but over the last few years that shrewdness has changed a tad, so much so, I would say he’s been tight, stupidly tight and even stubborn…

Shrewd got us Campbell back!
Tight got us Silvestre
Stubbornness was playing Silvestre ahead of Senderos….

Dont get me wrong, Senderos is not the best defender we have ever had at Arsenal, but he sure as heck is not the worst. Had anyone asked me the question – ‘who would you pick out of Big Phil or Silvestre’? Every time I would choose Big Phil!

Not now though, he’s gone and I wish him all the best….

To me Silvestre is living proof of how Wenger has played his last few seasons, always looking for a bargain, just to keep the club in a good position. (with the finances I mean)

Right now though, my true belief is that things have to, and will change. The club have said there is money, Wenger has said he will buy, he’s also said he will sort the defence…. Gone has the ‘maybe we will look into the market’ instead we hear ‘I am not afraid to spend’.

That has to be positive, doesn’t it??

So for me, no more reading/believing ‘My inside information tells me this or that’ – What I’m going to do is give this boss of ours a chance, we are now in the best position we have been for a while, the debt reduced, the banks love us and its time to spend…

I still don’t expect a £40M signing, that doesn’t bother me one bit. More importantly, I just hope we don’t see Wenger go and get a 32/33yr old player who really is over the hill. There is a long long time to go in this transfer window and as our naughty regular here says – there are plenty of players out there who aren’t involved in the World Cup, so their price won’t get inflated..

I’m starting to convince myself that we will all get what we want, maybe not the players some hope for, but we will get the strength and depth that we need to get our mighty club back to winning things….

Oh, and please, no talk of us signing Ballack on a free……! 😉


93 Responses to It’s true, its from an inside source………..

  1. andy says:

    you forgot burger sauce the best one lol!!!!

  2. rico says:

    Morning all,

    andy, i’m sorry 🙂

  3. shedzy says:


    so i read the article and all i get out of it is that there is now ‘media speculation linking us with a move for Michael Ballack’…….

    ……isnt this how rumours start….?!

  4. rico says:

    hi shedzy, that one started yesterday, just putting an end to it before any mentions it here…. he is just the kind of player we DONT want! ….

  5. shakyArsene says:

    40 million, huh we won’t even get a 20 million player.

  6. Kemal says:

    Chilli Sauce…. Nice one mate. From your friends at Arsenal Action

  7. rico says:

    Morning Kemal, welcome along, great to see you here…

    Chilli sauce, how did i forget that one….

    Morning shaky, exactly, 40M will get wenger 4/5 players the way he spends, i don’t mind as long as they are the right ones…

  8. rico says:

    Got to pop out for half and hour, sorry if any comments get held in moderation..

  9. Arse&Nose says:

    I like chipotle southwest sauce from subway.

  10. Red Arse says:

    Hi Rico, morning to you. 🙂

    I really like that article.

    But …… Monsieur Le Prof isn’t beyond alittle bit of flummery. I read his quote re spending yada, yada, but when you read the whole statement you end up saying “What?”.

    There are good english sentences, but they don’t hang together or make much sense, leaving us to pick out the bits that do. Hmmm

    In addition, his other contradictory utterances, as I have probably bored you with before, include the reactive, “I will buy ….. depending on Gallas blah, blah, Silvestre blah, blah”

    Get PROACTIVE Arsene, lead the way. Go and do what is right for the Club, buy what is necessary, not because you are waiting for some plonkeer to make up his mind.

  11. SD-London says:

    Rico, Rico have some fun man, of course Cole wouldn’t have signed because he has being in the world cup camp for 3weeks now and the only time to sign an agreement would have being when they were in England camp.

    Remember that Harry suggested that somebody might have got a good deal of a player and that it is not them (Spuds).

    Of course he hasn’t signed but he might have agreed terms with Arsenal and the rumour or news came out as soon as Chelsea announced that they have released him and Ballack.

  12. SD-London says:

    Rico, Rico have some fun man, of course Cole wouldn’t have signed because he has being in the world cup camp for 3weeks now and the only time to sign an agreement would have being when they were in England camp.

    Remember that Harry suggested that somebody might have got a good deal of a player and that it is not them (Spuds).

    Of course he hasn’t signed but he might have agreed terms with Arsenal and the rumour or news came out as soon as Chelsea announced that they have released him and Ballack.

    I enjoyed the rumour yesterday, it brightened my day, whether its true or not it doesn’t matter to me because there is 80% possibility it is true.

    The only thing is that if he has a great World cup then Real Madrid might come with a better deal unless his wife refuses totally to move to Spain. That’s my only prayer .He will not sign for Man Utd because he will not like to move Up North. So there you have it again the odds favour us.

    Unfortunately Wenger is in South Africa now so there wouldn’t be any transfer business until end of world Cup. Now we wait

  13. Dutchgunner says:

    @ SHEDZY

    I hope that was sarcasm, because if thats truly all you got out of that article, you’re about as bright as my turds.

  14. Daniel says:

    Silvestre was our 6th choice CB last year… how much do you want us to spend on a 6th choice CB??

  15. Eddee says:

    I never thought he’d sign for us anyway – lil’ wonder I termed it a speculative rumour right from the onset.

  16. Red Arse says:

    Couldn’t agree more Dutchgunner.

    Shedzy, read the last line which says “please no talk about signing Ballack on a free”

    Not a Chelsea Shedzy are you?

  17. rico says:

    Hi Guys and Gals 🙂

  18. SD-London says:

    Peter Hillwood has being running his mouth again to the media saying we made an offer for Shwarzer and got rejected.

    I bet Wenger is angry right now in South Africa about Peter Hillwood talking about our transfer target.

  19. Lady Arsenal says:

    But it’s FUN to hear rumours and dream about players we’d like to have. That’s why there’s a demand. WE LOVE IT!

    By the way, I’m having Buffon. Just imagine…

  20. rico says:

    Hi SD & LA

    Just read that Shwarzer stuff, maybe a bigger offer will tempt them, but at his age he can’t be worth much more can he??

    Buffon LA, I don’t blame you…. I love to read the rumours and believe, but for too many years now I’v been left dissapointed 😦

  21. Erick says:

    Hallo all nice one Rico reckons cole’s a done deal

  22. SD-London says:

    Is reliable?

  23. Lady Arsenal says:

    Anyway RiCo don’t worry, soon it’ll be world cup every minute of every day for the next 5 weeks. I can’t fucking wait. IT’S THE WORLD CUP!!! BOOYA

  24. Erick says:

    Not sure SD and its not report so I gues we have to wait and see

  25. rico says:

    Hi Erick, been trying not to even think about Cole 😉 😉

    Roll on eh LA, a diversion ….

  26. SD-London says:

    Rico, we are all chuffed that Cole is in the rumour mill, so let us enjoy it and you should as well.

  27. SD-London says:

    Cole will not go to Man Utd because it just rains all day (as per Ronaldo)and Spuds are not going anywhere in the Champions League.

    That only leaves us and i heard he was an Arsenal fan as a younster(although they are all arsenal fan at one point).

    So if the report is true that the wifey doesn’t want to entertain the thought of moving out of London then again the odds favours us getting Cole.

    So Rico , Smile :):):)

  28. K-TR7 says:

    Morning has said we have no intent of letting fab go or our best players.laporta has said we have not burged so they have gone away…aw has said we need to be steadier at the back and it seems he is looking for a new no.1 gk as shown by shwarzer enquiry…aw has also said j.cole has always done damage against us and has termed him as interesting.there is no smoke without fire…toure’s agent has said he now prefers chelsea!toure is a mercenary and we shouldn’t even get close to him.

  29. Erick says:

    Rico he may be what we need but PHW say we have many players in that position and am afraid he may be right so lets wait but tomorrow its on Come on SA

  30. K-TR7 says:

    The catalans want catalunya to have an independent team for the 2014 worldcup…barca’s success has seriously deluded them.

  31. Erick says:

    K-tr7 just read that seems Cesc will be staying. Torres claims la liga is crap and PL is the best in the world

  32. rico says:

    SD, when he signs, I’ll smile 🙂

    Erick, PHW talks out of his…. nose 😉 Come on America Erick, bet they wind up Shrek big time ….

    KTR7, spot on re Toure…

  33. rico says:

    Anyone heard from RSD?? He hasn’t been around for ages…

  34. Erick says:

    I will inbox him on facebook Rico he has been quite 😦 Am all for the African teams come on 🙂

  35. rico says:

    Thanks Erick, i hope Song’s boys do well, but not the Toures 😉

  36. rico says:

    Off again, got to walk the dogs… be good..

  37. Erick says:

    Cameroon look shaky Rico wouldn’t put my money on them but you never know its the WC

  38. rico says:

    And it’s Song Erick 😉 😉


  39. Erick says:

    Only one Song

  40. rico says:

    There sure is Erick….

    Haven’t seen WATH here either, maybe he’s on the plane…

  41. K-TR7 says:

    Robben is fit for wc opener for the dutch!go dutch!

  42. rico says:

    Great news KTR7, i really want the boys in orange to win if, even though the St Georges flag flys high in my house 🙂

  43. SD-London says:

    Toure junior cant seem to make up his mind

  44. rico says:

    We don’t want him SD, he doesn’t want us so he can run and jump …

  45. SD-London says:

    Supposing we get Cole, Shwarzer,a defender ,keep Sol Cambell, and buy a defensive midfielder most likely from France.

    That looks pretty decent with Arshavin,Chamarkh,RVP(world cup golden boot),Walcott(very angry),Song (More experienced),Nasri(doesn’t want to here about France) and Vermaelen(Captain if Fabregas leaves),Ebue(Signed new long term contract)and Gourcuff(If Fabregas leaves).

    That looks good and if by a miracle Fabregas stays then we have a proper team and the real a test will be how Wenger plays them without over playing them to injury.

    Minimum will be 2 trophies i tell you. 🙂 🙂

  46. rico says:

    SD, put it like that, and it sounds good, however 😉

    I think we need two defenders if Gallas goes which looks likely, can’t see Sol playing much to be honest – want us to keep him though as his attitude will help in the changing room…

    I suspect AW will give the armband to Robin and to be fair he deserves it but he wouldn’t be my choice purely because his position…

    It seems the cesc leaving is getting more and more unlikely…

  47. SD-London says:

    The Cesc situation depends on his world cup performance .If he blossoms then Barcelona will have to dig deep into their purse and buy him for whatever amount.

    Then we will have to get Gourcuff .

    Wenger will not get two defenders because he sees Song as a cover so he will only get one defender.

  48. rico says:

    But that then leaves the midfield depleted if he doesn’t buy in that position SD, he needs to stop playing players in duel positions unless its an emergency ..

  49. agirlagunner says:

    Hello, all. rico, I sick and tired of transfer rumors, and yet… I can’t get enough of them. Ha. It gives us something with which to while the time away.

    Hi, Erick and SD.

  50. Erick says:

    Guys Song should be allowed to play in one position expect in an emergency situation, moving players from position to position affects them look at Eboue

  51. K-TR7 says:

    Whats with cesc discussion?barca won’t pay up…we won’t buckle and we don’t need we speak they are looking towards silva.hello lovely agag…

  52. Erick says:

    Agag we got Cole 🙂 🙂 how are you

  53. Erick says:

    Aw seems determined Ktr7 Cesc may be staying

  54. agirlagunner says:

    Hey, KTR7! I’m good, how are you? Read Xavi’s latest interview yet? Good Lord. Does that stain never stop?

    Cole sounds like a really good buy, Erick. How are you? I agree about Eboue. He had a torrid time playing out of position, and his confidence certainly suffered because of it.

  55. K-TR7 says:

    Aw looked better today unlike the chamakh signing…good times?we have also showed intent in changing our least we are being linked with experienced players.erick aw has put his poker face on,time to play?…

  56. K-TR7 says:

    Agag leave xavi alone.laporta has pulled out since we don’t want to dance.xavi has signed a contract till 2016 anyway…cesc is on the cover of our worldcup special magazine and it is a clear message…sod off!

  57. agirlagunner says:

    KTR7, AW looked a tired man when we signeou’re going tod Chamakh; glad to hear he’s looking better.

    Fine, I’ll leave Xavi alone. But if you’re going to SA, and come within touching distance of him, do try to sock him a good one. Bloody that mouth good and proper! 🙂

  58. Erick says:

    Alot of pundits think otherwise Agag they say Cole is not a gunner but Aw has some good words about it what you guys think about the Fulham keeper whats his name again shwazer shuzar or who 😉

  59. agirlagunner says:

    Fudge. Butterfingers.

    I meant:

    KTR7, AW looked a tired man when we signeod Chamakh; glad to hear he’s looking better.

    Fine, I’ll leave Xavi alone. But if you’re going to SA, and come within touching distance of him, do try to sock him a good one. Bloody that mouth good and proper! 🙂

  60. agirlagunner says:

    I don’t really trust the Chavs either but if players who have been with us for years and years (You Know Who, Bendy) don’t really sound entusiastic about our club, Cole cannot be much worse, can he?

  61. rico says:

    Hi agag, i know what you mean, i love the rumours too, but hate them as well 😉

  62. rico says:

    Re Cole, I think its between us and the spuds and i know who my money is on nabbing his signature…..

  63. rico says:

    I think the GG man must be on his way out to the WC today, look out South Africa 😉

  64. agirlagunner says:

    hey, rico. The only thing fun about the transfer window is the suspension of disbelief, i.e., Torres is coming to the Emirates. Sigh.

    Arsenal v. Spuds is another way of pitting manna from heaven v. stale bread…crumbs.

  65. agirlagunner says:

    WATH’s off? I did not know. I’d have bought him a glass of GG as a send-off. Oh wait, no need… he’s hoarded the supply. 🙂

  66. agirlagunner says:

    Smart girl, Avashnee. 🙂 But seriously, how hateful is that Xavi?

  67. K-TR7 says:

    Rico should ban stains talk in here…agag with wath in SA expect to see a drunk fan running onto the pitch to rough up xavi…anything can happen,we trust wath to do his job as our negotiator-in-chief…

  68. K-TR7 says:

    Hi avanshee.hows the mood in SA?it must be exciting…could you do us all a favour by blowing a vuvuzela right to xavi’s face…he needs a feedback on his cesc enquiries…

  69. agirlagunner says:

    KTR7, I’d be happy to shut up about the stains– for the time being. But everytime my anger even remotely abates… One of them shoots his mouth off and the simmering resentment goes to full boil again.

    As for WATH, hahaha. Erick, I hope you didn’t give him… plants. 🙂

  70. rico says:

    Ha ha you guys and gals, ktr7, i think we should watch out for arsene, it wath gets hold of him he might pass on a few thoughts of ours 🙂

  71. SD-London says:

    AGAG your comment on agirlagunner says:
    June 10, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Was classic if it is between us and Spuds and Wenger is interested and ready to pay then we will win hands down.Even against Mans Uted Wenger will win if he gets to sit down with players he wants for real.

    He talks better and he is not call Le Proff for fun so Harry can forget it and not bother.

  72. rico says:

    I’m looking forward to being able to see a gooner most days playing, all starts with Vela tomorrow 🙂

    The times are good for us in the uk too, hoorah

  73. SD-London says:

    Xavi can sod off i don’t care. He is probably glad deep down that Fabregas might not go to Barca(u know, competition).

  74. rico says:

    Thought you guys were banning talk of the stains…. 😉

  75. agirlagunner says:

    The truth is frequently funny, SD. 🙂 And there is no comparing AW with Harry.

    Exactly, rico! I hope Vela plays well; we need a confident striker when the new season rolls in.

  76. K-TR7 says:

    We are going to see vela,sagna and diaby at the very least tomorrow.i hope vela does well…

  77. rico says:

    spot on agag, and vela is going nowhere so it seems, so we need him to step up…

    sagna and diaby don’t excite me too much ktr7, i sure as heck though hope they make me eat my words 😉

  78. SD-London says:

    If Vela blossoms in the front for Mexico maybe Wenger will have a re-think.Since we are getting Cole therefore no need for Vela on the left.
    Arshavin and Cole can handle that position and we dont have to be using RVP in all games especially againts lower teams.

    That way RVP gets preserved.With a good deffence we dont have any problem against the lower teams , since we score in evry game anyways.

  79. SD-London says:

    Bye,hope whe get Cole.

  80. rico says:

    Later SD, ‘Arry will get him 😦

  81. K-TR7 says:

    Balague has finally backed down and will no longer be barca’s mouthpiece…arsenal fans destroyed him on twitter!…

  82. agirlagunner says:

    Night, rico, SD, KT, Erick. Don’t fret, rico, we’ll get Cole 🙂

  83. agirlagunner says:

    Balague’s an idiot. Haaaate him. He played with a snowball which turned into an avalanche. But we’re banning talk of the you know whats so I’m keeping it zipped. 🙂

  84. rico says:

    Night night agag – no dreaming of the GG man please 😉

  85. rico says:

    that’s funny ktr7, he’s a twurp….

  86. Suhail.TV says:

    HALLOOOO all.. imagine we signed JC, whats next??

  87. Suhail.TV says:

    These days, I see AGAG departing when am coming..

  88. rico says:

    Hi STV, I don’t think we’ll get Cole sadly 😦

  89. Suhail.TV says:

    Rico 🙂 .. well I found one at last… I prefers VDV as priority.. Cole will be a very good addition cause he is a good English player.. I will doubt AW’s pulling ability if Cole slide thru Wengers hands to spuds or manus.. and if he really wished to bring him..

  90. Suhail.TV says:

    The transferring processes at arsenal is agonizingly slow

  91. rico says:

    Its more slow than my comments STV 😉 just busy doing housework 😦

  92. rico says:

    all quiet now so i’m offski, stay safe all, night night….

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