So old baggy-eyes from down the Lane says that he has spoken to Joe Cole and has a 'chance' of getting the former Chelsea player. Isn't that tapping up? I thought/heard that Joe Cole to Arsenal was a done deal?
I dunno. All this tapping up of Arsenal players is beginning to grate with me. We've had it with Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona all summer and now shit head thinks he can do it to us too! What is the world coming too?
In truth I think that Joe Cole will eventually end at up Spurs but I reckon Arsenal were his first choice, only there hasn't been any interest from us shown to him. That may sound like bitter grapes on my part but it's just a hunch I have.
During the World Cup Cole would have been surrounded by Tottenham players geeing him up to join them. Bit like Fabregas in the Spanish squad with all those Barca chums of his. If people are going on in your ear-hole all day telling you how great a place/something is then eventually you are likely to believe that. Or it could just piss you off. Probably.
Disgracefully (yeah right!) Arsenal had no players in the England World Cup squad so we wouldn't have had the opportunity to convince him the Emirates was the place for his future. I also have no doubt that baggy-eyes spoke to him during the World Cup as well and told Cole how 'Triffic' it would be for him at Spurs.
While I think that Joe Cole is a fantastic player and I admit I would have loved him at Arsenal, I'm not going to shed any tears if he joins Spurs. Sure they will think they have got one over us but have they really? How could they if Wenger had no interest in signing him anyway?
It's going to continue to be a crazy summer on the transfer front for Arsenal. We will be linked to every Tom, Dick and Harry. Most of these Tom, Dick and Harry's agents are just using Arsenal's name to win new contracts or gauge interest elsewhere so take every bit of transfer rumour with a pinch of salt. Or you will end up crazy. More crazy than William Gallas. Man I love William Gallas. He's on a free isn't he? Let's get him.
Keep it Goonerish..............