White kit? Why not as it seems that we are going to be supporting Real Arsenal in the near future as according to Spanish Reports, apparently the Madrilenos are on a rampage across the Sea to North London again. And they are not after Ledley King either…Cesc Fabregas is the subject of of their attention with the Backroom staff there turning their eyes lovingly in his direction, fluttering their eyelids seductively at him and yawn…zzzzzz <thud! head hits keyboard>. Oh sorry, dropped off there. The reason its the Backroom staff is that Capello is on his way out and now that Ronaldo has signed a new deal at United, they realise they are not going to get him. Cesc is the easiest name for them to type into their PC’s so its going to be a Long Hot Summer on this one. Not. Particularly as their resident gobshite, Pedrag Mijatovic acknowledges that Arsenal will not even listen to offers. Plus the fact that Madrid don’t actually know who to ask if CF is available anymore following on from DD’s departure.
If he goes, sitting next to him in the Club jet could be William Gallas who will apparently be the subject of £15m in the summer…zzzzzz <thud! head hits keyboard>. Oh sorry, dropped off there. Meanwhile Arsene Wenger will only be at The Arsenal for one more year before packing his cases and taking the short hop to The Bernabeu in 2008. That will be the same Arsene Wenger who was supposed to be joining Madrid when his contract last got close to running out. Whilst one should not be complacent, I have a strong feeling that Arsene will renew his current deal to take him to the age of sixty and then take a trip upstairs in the Stannah Stairlift to the Boardroom. It is reported that Mijatovic may be on borrowed time so there could be an opening at a top European Club for DD to return <thwack! You promised not to mention that sodding takeover gossip>.
Jens Lehmann is reportedly staying although others are reporting that he is going and some are reporting that we’re in for Craig Gordon. Should he remain, please God make Arsene or someone take him to one side and drop the shenanigans are corners. The Victor Meldrew of the Goalkeepers Union is fast becoming a liability from this particular kind of set-piece. Whilst I think he has been excellent for the Club in his time here, there comes a point when you have to cut your losses and I hope for Jens sake, that it comes when he decides to hang his Gloves up not as a result of AW losing patience. It may be that AW does sign another keeper in the Summer which would beg the question as to why he does not have confidence in Almunia to take the role permanently. As a Number Two, he has not let the Club down when called upon so what is wrong with him taking the step up? It would be interesting to know.