We haven’t heard anything official about Flamini, but if he hasn’t signed by now he is as good as gone. There are unsupported rumours from the Corriere Dello Sport that he has told the team he has chosen Milan. Who knows?
GilbertoSilver thinks that we might have a perfect replacement for Flamini in Kolo Toure. Arguably our most versatile player, I saw huim play up front in his early days! I think he could do a job for us there, it would be convienent because his partnership with Gallas seems a little shaky at times.
I would quite like to see Michael Johnson, the England Under-21 midfield player signed up. We have been linked to him as well as Gareth Barry to replace Flamini. Man Citeh are in turmoil at the moment as their owner, Thaksin Sinawatra has decided to sack Sven, because he didn’t do well enough this year (wait, we are talking about City here right??), a valuble lesson against outright foreign ownership.
Anyway it seems Flamini may start against Everton on Sunday, no matter what his status is.
Adebayor’s agent has also been worrying Wenger by fueling transfer speculation about Ade:
“Today he is happy at Arsenal, he showed it on Monday. But you know football, everything goes very quickly.”
Just money grabbing in my opinion, there’s no reason Ade would leave Arsenal, so don’t listen.
Also, Van Persie is going to miss the Everton game:
“We don’t want to gamble at this stage of the season on a muscular problem. We had a little alert but it is not big at all.”
Fair enough, RVP has struggled badly with injuries these last few years. Maybe a rest will help him recover, I hope Holland get knocked out of Euro 2008 early!!