Archive for July 30th, 2008


Huge summer signing

I was wrong: Arsenal have broken the bank and signed Amaury Bischoff from Werder Bremen.  Despite what others might tell you, this guy is an unknown quality having only made 1 (one, uno, ichi) senior club appearance in his entire life.

He comes to Arsenal pre-injured, inexperienced, untrained, and completely unknown, but at least it was a free transfer.  You’ll also be surprised to find out that there are no videos of this kid, mostly because HE HASN’T PLAYED ANYWHERE.

Of course, last year Wenger signed Bacary Sagna and he turned out to be a revelation, so who knows maybe this kid will be another Sagna.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


Cute, real cute…

Arsenal have finally announced the major summer signing that we’ve all been waiting for: Citroën UK will be Arsenal’s Official Car Supplier.  [que the loser music from The Price is Right]

Don’t get me wrong, I think this is a good piece of business, but to get cute about it and call it a “major summer signing” makes me laugh, but AT them not with them.  Just sign a player already, damnit.  Hopefully some 8 foot tall wild eyed alien killing machine.  Or better yet, some 8 foot tall wild eyed killing machine with an English passport so all the xenophobes will shut up for once.

The only signing Arsenal were even rumored to be looking at was Goekhan Inler and Udinese released a statement mere moments after I went to press yesterday putting the kabosh on that rumor.  Sure, there are rumors that Mario Gomez is either coming to Fulham or Arsenal but how much credence can you put in a story that says the player is going to either a top club or a pub team?  None.

And that’s what we are left with, kids, nothing.  I guess there’s a friendly today between Arsenal and Jens Lehmann but I can’t watch it here in the states.  Nothing.  Joey Barton lost his whopping 5 figure shoe contract with Nike!  meh… nothing.  I even did a search for news on Adebayor, called all my contacts, searched through the rolodex for long lost lovers with an inside scoop.  Nothing.

I wonder what position Wenger will have the Citroen play when half the team is out with injury in January?

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