Thursday, 21 August 2008


I'll admit that Arsenal haven't performed well in the opening two games of the season but we have won both and that is what counts.

We have one foot in the next round of the Champions League and have three points in the Premiership.

We haven't won the two games with our usual tantalising football but we have won in ways we have had trouble with in the past. We have ground out the results.

That is a promising sign. It is important to grind out results when things aren't going your way and we have done.

The media still pick on us. Had it been Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool grinding out results they would be hailed as well oiled winning machines. We get called lucky.

Fucking hypocrites springs to mind............

We have signed a ManUre reject. I think not.

Forget the reject calls, Silvestre will prove to be a decent signing for Arsenal. It came out from the blue but Mikael Silvestre coming to the Emirates is a shrewd move by Le Boss.

He has plenty of Premiership experience, and more importantly, has actually won the trophy. We needed a central defender and now we have one.

It will seem strange seeing him wear the Arsenal shirt, but lets get behind him. Forget the fact he played for United, after all, didn't Sol Campbell seem strange at first?

I only hope Djourou doesn't suffer for this signing. He has plenty of potential in my book and I'd hate to see him sacrificed for the season after talk of him joining Rennes on loan has surfaced.

Keep it Goonerish...............


Anonymous said...

Enjoy the holiday Wrighty? Good one by the way.

Anonymous said...

Welcome back, Wrighty! Hope you had a good holiday..... have missed your words of wisdom.

GunnersUnitedFC said...

Hooray Wrighty's back. Good post and well said on Silvestre. I think it's a good bit of business. Now for that midfielder and our squad is looking ok.

Wrighty7 said...

Cheers Gooners!

Agree about the midfielder Gunnersunitedfc. Sign one and I think we are in for a good season.

TOPGUN said...

Great point about the "well-oiled machines" of the scum you have mentioned.

I sometimes think that the media have an anti-Arsenal agenda.

It us against the world again!

Declan said...


TIROL, MOLDOVA (AP) THE player described as the finest young player to come out of Eastern European football since Gheorge Hagi is good enough to go straight in to the Arsenal first team, according to his agent.
Massi Bugduv, the 16-year-old hotshot of Moldovan football has been linked with a host of top clubs around Europe for most of the summer.
Bugduv was left out of his country's friendly with Lithuania this week because of his complicated transfer negotiations that have seen him based in London since Monday with conflicting news reports having him signing for Arsenal, Chelsea, Zenit St Petersburg, and bizarrely, a move to Reading that involved a loan stint in Ireland in order to secure a work permit.
Last night in London, his agent Sergei Yulikov said that he is sure that the demands of the Premiership will not phase his protege.
"I have no doubt that he has the ability of Fabregas and Nasri, but he needs a stage to perform and prove this. He can be as strong as Obi Mikel of Chelsea, but remember that he is still just a 16 year old boy.
"I cannot talk about the talks with Arsenal, but Masal is happy that he is even being linked with this great football club.
"It plays football the beautiful way, always moving, always passing, always running. It is like the football he played as a child, which is not too long ago, so he cannot believe that this type of football can be played at the top level in Europe," he said.
Mr Yulikov was seen leaving Highbury House yesterday, the offices of Arsenal near the Emirates Stadium where twenty four hours previously, the club revealed Man Utd player Mikhael Silvestre as their latest summer signing.
Masal Bugduv has been described as one of the most exciting young footballers to come out of Moldocan football.
Born on April 14, 1992, he shot to fame playing for his native FC Olimpia B?l?i for whom he scored a hattrick on his competitive debut in an Adzi Cup match in December 2007.
Bagduv became the youngest player capped at that level by his country and he went on to make his senior international debut aged just 16 years and 44 days when he came on for the national team in their 2-2 draw with Armenia in a friendly international in Tiraspol on May 28.
Trailing 2-1 with just ten minutes left, Moldova seemed set to lose until Bagduv lost his marker on the left wing, shimmied inside two defenders and fired in a shot that could only be parried by Armenian keeper Racif into the path of onrushing Igor Bugaev who equalised. (AP)

Declan said...

He's not short of confidence, this Bugduv agent, is he. Saw this on the fifa news site two hours ago.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you on the Djourou comment, would be a mistake to send him on loan now. I think he could do a job in the defensive midfield role. Anyone agree ?

Wrighty7 said...

I like Djourou. I think he could do a job in the middle of the park, but I'd much rather an experienced player came in.

Thats what we need in there.

Nick said...

Arsenal defence & the team overall looks really good now especially if we sign the one midfielder than Wenger is looking at. Tottenham on the other side looks completely out of order. Nobody coming in but everybody leaving. Bent and Santos the key striker - give me a break. Sounds like a League one team trying to avoid relegation to League 2.

Anonymous said...

What disappoints me about this deal is that Man City now look likely to sign Kompany from Hamburg for 6m - he's a player who would really add to our squad, create competition not just back up at centre back and would be a steal at 6m - instead we have someone who's only going to go downhill