On this day in 1996, Arsene Wenger took the reins at Arsenal.
So that wasn’t so bad was it. The summer lull has flown by, a new season is just mere hours away, and Mr. Wenger, as promised following last season’s predictable, and now annual, collapse has been “busy” in the transfer market this summer addressing all the problems which are prevalent in this team. Right?
Did you say Arsenal’s Sol Campbell?
No, we said Joel Campbell. The 19-year-old Costa Rican prodigy is on the verge of signing for Arsene Wenger’s side.
The Gunners’ Richard Law is in Central America to finalise a deal believed to be worth£900,000 and the teenager’s father has said his son, who plays up front, is undergoing a medical ahead of the move to the Emirates where he is likely to link up with new signing Gervinho.
Clichy, Nasri, Fabregas? Gunners stars are being hunted in the transfer meer-kat.
Arsenal need a new king.
SO HERE we are again, the Christmas programme is over, the effects of the food and drink excesses still apparent (as the five-aside fitness levels have shown), and we’ve a new calendar year with the top of the Premier League table looking remarkably like the sports section of a 1998 newspaper (aside from the fact Man City found their level in Division 3 back then). The title run-in is upon us as I’ve no doubt we’ll be reminded from the gadget-happy Richard ‘hairy hands syndrome’ Keys and Andy Gray (if they are allowed back, that is). So how well placed are the ‘Gooners’ to end the trophy drought that we’re so reminded about? Those TV cameras really do like spanning around the Emirates for the gap years post 2005!
THEY used to revere the marble halls of Highbury Stadium. If Arsene Wenger managed to pocket some of the stuff before the move to the Emirates over the road, he might want to check where he’s kept it as his latest comments suggest he may have lost his.