Not much news going on, thanks to the media trying so hard to make false stories that they can’t even make up anything now (except for Fabregas apparently having a £25m release clause now). So straight to the Tour.
Arsenal leave for their tour of Asia today, with Wenger officially announcing the 24 men he is taking with him. Here is the list.
Quite a few names aren’t seen on that list, Higuain being one of them, but also some players you would expect to see. Vermaelen is missing due to injury, as he confirmed on twitter. Gervinho is out due to sickness, which means that a move to Roma is edging closer than ever. Bendtner is out because he was supposed to be joining Eintracht Frankfurt, however, a deal is close to falling through due to the big Dane’s wage demands. Chamakh and Park are also both absent, so a move for them might be happening (fingers crossed). It’s good to see a bunch of young players on the list, as you never know what to expect. Zelalem has very high hopes from Arsene Wenger to be a great player, so it will be interesting to see how he will do in the tour. One player who shined in the last tour of Asia was Thomas Eisfeld, who scored 2 goals. He has not been giving as much first team action as I would have expected by now, so now will be his chance to prove he has quality.
Back to the Bendtner saga, here’s what Eintracht Frankfurt’s technical director had to say:
“Our special thanks go to Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger for the constructive discussions and good co-operation,” Huebner told the club’s official website.
“There was a willingness from all three parties (to make the deal happen), but ultimately it will not fit.”
If Bendtner doesn’t leave this Summer, it will be a bad situation for him. He isn’t going to get any game time and he is just going to be out partying, collecting his pay cheque. It is a sad downfall from when he claimed he would be the best in the world one day. He may be the best crackhead in the world now.
Finally, I leave you with a video from Arsenal Fan TV. It’s an interview with famous blogger Tim Payton who describes the current situation at the club in regards to transfers and finances. It gives you hope and make you excited for the future!