Arshavin saga gets… fatter?

Not much Arsenal news to report today.

The Arshavin deal is “progressing” I guess. According to several sources, Zenit invited Arsenal’s negotiating team to Russia and they have accepted the invitation and… well.. yeah that’s about it.But don’t let facts get in the way! Arshavin’s “omnipotent” agent claims the deal is done! I am going on record as saying that Setanta does not know what the word “omnipotent” means. In factm I think they have confused omniscience for omnipotence. It’s a minor detail, I know.

I guess the sticking point in the deal was that Arsenal offered £10m in cash plus £5m in incentives. Zenit said, give us all £15m in cash and you have a deal. We said, hmmmm….

Then, according to The World’s Least Reliable Newspaper, Alisher Usmanov got involved.  I know what you’re thinking but hear them out, this is how their logic works: Zenit is owned by Gazprom, Gazprom has a subsidiary company called Gazprominvestholding, Alisher Usamanov sits on the board of that company as Dudedonutholding, therefore Alisher Usmanov is brokering a deal between Arsenal and Zenit for Arshavin.

No, seriously, that’s their logic. Never mind that Usmanov isn’t even on the Arsenal board, much less involved in transfers. He sits on a board for a company that invests money for Gazprom. It’s as solid a connection as The Sun has ever run.

In other transfer news… there is no other transfer news! It’s an odd occurrence I have to say, everyone must be taking Martin Luther King Jr day off.

What else is going on? Chelsea are either for sale or they are not for sale. Supposedly the asking price was £800m, which is a lot of money for a club with no history, huge annual debts and a team of overpaid, underperforming superstars. £800m would get Arsenal I reckon, why would anyone want a Chelsea, when you could have an Arsenal?

What else, Ashley Young is now valued at £82m according to Martin O’Neill, which completely scuppers one of my commenters idea to take him from Villa. Get him now, his price is just going up!

And finally… Evidently, Joey Barton has learned his lesson. He no longer stubs cigars out in teammates eyes or sucker punches them during practice, instead he just attacks them on the pitch, during a game, after they make a mistake!

Right, that’s it, I have the day off and there just so happens to be a Liverpool derby today. Kickoff is at noon and the match is exclusively on Setanta. It should be a good crowd and a good match, so if you’re a local head on down to Doyle’s and catch the festivities.

That’s it for today, see you tomorrow!

7 Responses to “Arshavin saga gets… fatter?”

  1. 1 Keith Barham
    January 19, 2009 at 7:43 am

    Arseshaving has an omnipotent agent? Well, that should certainly increase his transfer price, assuming Zenit knows that detail.

  2. 2 dooody
    January 19, 2009 at 7:52 am

    this is taking long lets jus give them 15 million n cut

  3. 3 dooody
    January 19, 2009 at 7:53 am

    we need new playas coz of all these injuries

  4. 4 Little
    January 19, 2009 at 8:24 am

    I hope he will join us soon!

  5. 5 mooqs
    January 19, 2009 at 8:47 am

    why would you want a chelsea when you can have an arsenal lol what a phrase BUT UNFORUTUNATELY WE ARE GUNNERS are not for sale will never be because we are run like a proper company and business which by far is one of the most stabelised and committed board ever unlike chelsea, liverpool, man city, man united, newcastle SHIT the list goes on…..soon chelsea will be not allowed to enter the champions league for huge DEBTS lololol PISSSED……..arsenal 4 life……..and oh yeh arshavin will be here by friday NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT ALL ARSENAL WILL WIN SOMETHING THIS SEASON NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT WITH THE LIKES OF ROSICKY, WALCOTT, EDUARDO, CESC all coming back and the team in good form at the moment its just a matter of believe, concentration and consistency which will this year equal to SIVLERWARE COME ON U GUNNERRRS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. 6 Stu
    January 19, 2009 at 9:20 am

    if we get arshavin AND a dm then i’m gonna wet my pants. let’s not get ahead of ourselves though

  7. 7 T-Town Alex
    January 19, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Arshavin + Appiah is still possible, isn’t it? If that happens, we will win every remaining game in EPL and in CL 3-0 :-)
    And I will be wetting my pants too.
    Today is my boy’s birthday. Come on Arsene!!! Make him a deserving gift! :-)

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