We gotta get out of this place

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As T-Town Alex pointed out yesterday, L’Equipe reported that Inter are interested in Eboue and the story is now trickling down to the English press. It’s like life, how much veracity you put in a report when it includes a blurb about Barcelona making a £45m “double swoop” for Cesc and RvP is how much veracity you will get out of… it. Or something.

Basically, the whole report seems like balderdash to me. Balderdash I say! I know that L’Equipe is usually reliable but why on earth would Inter want Eboue? Are they short a class clown? Anyway, it looks like someone is taking this seriously as Eboue is quoted as saying

I am happy at Arsenal. Inter are a great club as well but I don’t know what will happen. Let’s wait and see.

“Let’s wait and see?” First of all, that’s MY line, Manu, and second you’re damn right you’ll wait and see! Wait and see Inter laugh these reports off.

In the mean-time, our friends over at the Guardian have put together a little gallery of Eboue mash-ups, some are funny, some are dumb, some are pretty mean, and there’s at least one that’s as meaningful and makes about as much sense as a surrealist painting. I’ll have to wait and see what your reaction is to them.

With the Arshavin saga dragging into its second week there really isn’t any other news which is a perfect time for one of the Arsenal first team players to say something controversial to the press. This week’s lucky speaker is… Adebayor. When asked about the Gallas outburst he said

There is some truth in what he said. Someone had to say these things, to make each person face up to their responsibilities. If he had said nothing, where would we be today?

Gallas has always been like that – he has experience, he has won titles, played in a World Cup final. He doesn’t throw these thoughts around lightly. He said something because it was necessary to do it. He is indispensable to the team. He is Arsenal’s rock – his behaviour since the armband was taken off him proves that.

I don’t really want to go over the whole thing again, but on the off chance that Adebayor reads this blog: dude, what Gallas said would be perfectly fine, perfectly acceptable, and even expected from a captain but you don’t go to L’Equipe and say it! You go talk to Arsene, decide a strategy, and then have a CLOSED DOOR BITCH FEST. Got it?

He also said something about being ready for a little Totti with Roma and being excited about winning the African Balon D’Or or something. But who cares about that? He’s backing Gallas! ZOMG Controversy!

There is so very little transfer news this morning it’s not even funny, but if you are a die hard transfer junkie and just absolutely need to know what’s going on with Rangers and how some dude named Pepe swears that Christiano Ronaldo is going to come to Real Madrid and you need to know in real time, then Setanta has a web page for you! I would never have thought about liveblogging the whole transfer window that’s… that’s… that’s just crazy but hey, who am I to judge them? I’m going to get a twitter account and tweet the Andrei Arshavin updates:

7:06 am — Nothing going on, my ass hurts from sitting here

8:09 am — Arshavin agent claims Zenit want Arsenal to “Show them the Money”

9:15 am — I just ate a sandwich.

11:01 am — I made a doody, Arshavin agent claims Zenit want Arsenal to “money them the show.”

11:45 am …

Well, that’s it for today. Arsenal play notloB on Saturday and Doyle’s is carrying it live on Setanta. It’s at the Emirates and it’s the traditional 7am kickoff, so come on down, Arsenal v. notloB is always a blast. And by blast I mean “holy crap, these shiat kickers are beating us again?” and “GOD DAMNIT SOMEONE PLEASE KILL KEVIN DAVIES.”

Anyway, got to go, my daughter needs to use the computer for her blog and I need to get to work. See you tomorrow!

7 Comments on We gotta get out of this place

  1. For what it’s worth Timoty, both Clichy and Almunia have also publicly come to Willie G’s defense in the past week. Gallas is a good player sans the “drama” and maybe the players fear losing one of the few experienced players we have and are trying to massage his ego so he will stay.

    Just a thought.

  2. I read this blog frequently and enjoy it but have to say you bash Eboué way too much. He´s decent cover at best but doesn´t deserve so much abuse. I would rather fans target Kevin Davies or Lee Bowyer (thugs and racists).

  3. Gallas and Silvestre out for 3 weeks.

    http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=607730&&cc=5901

    Obviously Toure is going nowhere at this time and just shows how important it is to get a CDM in the transfer window as Song now becomes the only cover for Toure and Djourou at CB.

    Arsene also needs to check out his training staff methodologies as we have been picking up a tremendous amount of non-contact injuries the past 2 seasons in comparison with other major clubs. Could be worth investigating as it never happened to this extent in the previous 6 years of me following Arsenal. It could also be coincidence, but where there’s smoke there may also be fire.

  4. Well, let’s see how gallas responds to bolton’s direct play, he can demonstrate the rock he’s become. I still believe we see a bit more action this window than most believe with possibility of players leaving. Arshavin, we may get, but I’m certain Zenit will drag that one out to the very bitter end(i just had a sandwich too, peanut butter and jelly…

  5. Hi Tim,

    With the 2 French defenders out with injuries how hollow can we still get at the back four? I am for Gallas being shipped out but not until we have somebody that is better at holding the back four and making them work as a unit. Toure is still a great defender but he is short in the air. As for Andrei, We need an experienced mid fielder to strengthen the spine. I totally agree with you that we should have gotten Appiah but instead he went to a club that should not be named.

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