Yesterday, saw a very boring and inactive day as far as transfers go. And perhaps as the penultimate day of the transfer window with most signings due to be today, this was to be expected.
Wenger gave his press conference. And we found out nothing on from which we already knew. He said that we were ‘open to anything’ with regards to Nicklas Bendnter, the self pro-claimied player of the year, every year. Although I can now confirm today that a season-long-loan deal has been agreed with Juventus, with a view to a permanent deal. The reason behind this move? Juventus couldn’t get Van Persie or Berbatov. Another loan move for another player we and no one else wants. Others in this boat? Vela was, Denilson is. Squillaci can’t even secure a loan move he’s so bad. There are others I can’t think of off the top of my head. I genuinely don’t think Juventus will keep him permanently. Especially after they see him play. Especially after he misses a golden oppurtunity against Barcelona in the Champions League which would make the difference between going out or going through. Anyone else still bitter about that?
Wenger had a bit of bant with the reporters. After failing to get anything out of Wenger about Bendtner and Chamakh he generalised his question to, ‘Have any agreements been made, with any clubs, for any players?’ which was greeted with an all round laugh, then Wenger’s simple response. ‘No’. But why would Wenger tell anyone anyway? He never does.
On Walcott, he said he knew nothing about the ‘short-term agreement’ but that Theo would stay, he loves the club and despite what the media say ‘he is not one of those players obssessed by money’. He has a year left and will stay and play. My sources tell me he’ll sign a new contract in the near future.
In other news, the Champions League Draw and Capital One Cup Round 3 Draw took place.
We’ve been drawn in Group B with Schalke 04, Olympiacos, and Montpellier. For details on these fixtures look on the fixtures page, link above.
The Capital One Cup draw, drew us at home to Championship side Coventry. One for the young gungs, and some cheap tickets (for Arsenal at least) Eisfield will probably play and be one to watch at that game! Keep an eye out.