How’s your Saturday? You having a kick around? Good! Because there’s really no news to talk about today, but here’s your lot irregardless.
First off, I’m no shill for the dot com, but they have what looks like a pretty good deal to me; subscribe to Arsenal TV Online and get to watch all of the pre-season matches live. At £3.99, that’s a smoking good deal, hell, that’s the price of a pint, you’ve got to get in on that!
I will be subscribing, in fact, I might liveblog the first match.
Anyhoo… like I said, there isn’t much going on today. L’Equipe has some kerfuffle about Manchester City talking to Arsenal about buying Alex Song. L’Equipe is usually very relaible so I have to wonder if there isn’t something going on here? Possibly a swap deal for Micah Richards, if he survives his Swine Flu?
As for the transfer, I’d wager that no one saw that coming. Alex Song isn’t exactly the most respected player on the squad and so the idea that someone else might want him is probably a bit mind-boggling to many of you. But L’Equipe is reporting it, and they are rarely wrong. I’d like to think of this transfer speculation as vindication for my undying support of Alex Song.*
And of course, I link Richards back to Arsenal because, well, because it’s not officially a transfer period unless “Arsenal Fan” Micah Richards is linked to the Gunners. Also, it makes a bit of sense.
Of course, Toure could be in there too… whatever, it’s all a non-story really.
Another player who might be leaving is Mikael Silvestre, with the Mirror reporting that Bordeaux is lining up a bid for the man with the largest head in the EPL. It’s understatement to say that a lot of Arsenal fans wouldn’t be sad to see him go.
Another funny transfer story is that former Arsenal great Amaury Bischoff is a target of either Cologne or West Brom. We’ll rue the day we let him go for free.
There’s a lot of reports that have Inler coming in to Arsenal but that could be just lazy reporting. You know, kind of like the “Cesc to Spain” and “Arshavin to Barca” stories. All of which have been incessantly rejected by each of the players.
Like I said, it’s quiet today.
I do have a special treat for you all though! Given the overwhelming requests to make tee-shirts for the site I have come up with two designs. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to print both so what I need is for you all to choose which one of the following designs we will print (yay! a poll!)
The shirts will be red American Apparel shirts (check the sizes on their site, they run a bit ‘tight’), the ink will be white, they will have one of the following two designs on the front, and on the back there will be the name “LIKEANEWSIGNING” and the number “09” (thanks to Travis for the idea!)
Here are the two designs:
This is the Arshavin design, it will fill the entire front of the shirt.
This is the crest design, it will be smaller and just cover your heart!
For both designs, you’ll have to imagine the red as see-through, mmmkay?
Here’s your poll:
Shirts look like they will be $20 each (plus shipping) and if you want to pre-order just drop me a note via email: 7amkickoff at gmail dot com
That’s it for today, have a good Saturday!
*this might not be entirely true.