Is Yann the man for Arsenal? Oh what a cheesy caption that is…
Officially, we have started the season again, and by God don’t I love it. Rather than just the one article, we have three, which hasn’t been done for a while. I guess that’s what football does to you, I guess, you find time where there previously wasn’t any to script an unprecedented amount of articles.
Consequently, I shan’t beat about the bush, as I’m trying to find time that didn’t previously exist, so here we go with the transfer news and the ladies football…
Arsenal to sign Yann M’Vila and Nuri Sahin?
Like me finding time to get three articles live, (one is by Rob, admittedly) Arsenal signing five players in one transfer window is unprecedented territory. Yes, yes, I know, there were lots of players signed last summer, but can you honestly say that was scripted? I can;t imagine for a second that Arsene Wenger envisioned signing Mikel Arteta, Per Mertesacker and André Santos late on in the transfer window. No, necessity forced those moves, but these transfer deals have been strategic, as if they’ve been planned out for nearly a year.
For example, Santi Cazorla was initially targeted as the replacement for Cesc Fabregas, as was Juan Mata. A year on, owing to Malaga’s financial troubles, Cazorla is an Arsenal player, Lukas Podolski and Olivier Giroud have been signed to replace outgoing players and now, it would seem, Yann M’Vila is coming in to replace Barcelona-bound Alex Song and Nuri Sahin is joining the Gunners on a year loan to help aide the return of Jack Wilshere. Read more