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As the Anti-Wengerians continue with their gloom, Untold finds a solution.

By Tony Attwood

Below in italics is a little story that I have found on the Daily Star and reprinted in a number of blogs.  It is, I think, highly informative.  It starts with the headline

Arsenal fans fear Alexis Sanchez won’t sign in a repeat of Gonzalo Higuain saga

And continues thus…

The Gunners were on the verge of signing Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain last summer – but the move fell through at the 11th hour.Napoli gatecrashed the party by offering Real Madrid more money after selling Edinson Cavani. Striker Higuain instead moved to Italy for £32m.And worried Emirates supporters think they will be gazumped again.Sanchez, 25, is understood to have completed a medical at the Gunners ahead of a £30m switch.

But for some, the Chile winger’s arrival is too good to be true.

Now who these “some” are who fear it is all fake, we are not told.  Nor how the Star knows about these people who are afraid.  Is there an “Arsenal Afraid” website perchance?

But these are details.  Because the real story is the rest of the story.  No we did not get Higuain because he did not actually come to London, because we were never after him.  It was a Phantom Transfer.  It was all a part of the real transfer of Ozil.

So I guess the Star could have written about this last year and how we didn’t get the man a lot of people, including me, thought we were getting one guy, but got a much bigger prize, and then conclude that “A lot of Arsenal fans are excited that it might no be Sanchez at all but someone even better.  Who could that possibly be?”

That would be more to the point.

But they don’t write that, they tell us that even at this moment when every Arsenal supporter ought to be having some fun, that the fans are in a state of utter despair. And that, despite these headlines which are all lifted from Goonernews today…

  • Kedira reportedly wants Arsenal move
  • Arsenal target Serge Aurier pushing for Premier League move
  • Former Newcastle striker linked with Arsenal – why he would be a great signing
  • Arsenal defender welcomes great player Alexis Sanchez as new signing nears completion
  • Arsenal in for David Ospina after rejecting David Marshall deal, claim reports
  • Arsenal signing will show club still rules transfer market

Yes the whole place is buzzing for these are just a fraction of the headlines that Gooner News has run in the last half hour.  Except, joy unconfined is not quite the whole place…

Arsenal transfer blow! Juventus land highly-rated Real Madrid star
that is the TalkSprout contribution.  And there’s even a “Spurs lead race for Arsenal target” from the same source.
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It puzzles me why even the renowed anti-Arsenal carry on with their diatribe at this time.
So I turned to our old pal Dr Billy “the Dog” McGraw, Senior Consultant in Certain Things at the University Hospital of the North Circular Road, and asked him why some people are so negative at such a time as this.
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Billy was quite clear in his answer.  “They’re idiots,” he said, and that seemed fair enough.
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“So how can we help these poor saps who feel sad even when the club seems to be bringing new stars into an already exciting lineup?”  I asked.  (That was a fairly formal statement but I always feel it is best to ensure that Billy understands exactly what I mean.)
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“Kick em in the goolies,” he replied.
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And so that is what I am off to do.

 

17 comments to As the Anti-Wengerians continue with their gloom, Untold finds a solution.

  • oldgroover

    I must admit that even without reading any blogs or online newspapers I’ve still been a bit twitchy over the Sanchez deal and won’t be completely reassured until I see him in his shirt on the dot com. I actually did believe in the Higuain story from start to finish and was surprised when we ended up with Ozil. Perhaps I’m easy to fool.

  • Naj

    Couldn’t agree more. You can easily sense of non gooners getting into the skins of real gooners by inserting such headlines to agitate them but those worse than those bandits are those who jump the bandwagon easily and call themselves GOONERS and ask for Wengers’ head

  • nicky

    Tony,
    A small point but an important one.
    Is Doc McGraw a SENIOR Consultant? I knew he was a consultant because of all those Biros in the top pocket of his white coat, but SENIOR? Are you sure?
    This may be nitpicking but anything to divert the nerves from awaiting official news of forthcoming signings.

  • Arsenal1Again

    Very dry. 😀

    I keep it simple by waiting for official announcements by Arsenal.com. There are only 3 sites I listen too, Untold being one of them, Arsenal.com and the tweets I see on Twitter by the horses mouth.

  • AL

    They’re are jealous that we are now attracting the best players in the world, the marquee signings; Ozil last summer and now Sanchez. Who’ll be next, I wonder.

  • Actually Nicky I meant to comment on his Spanish heritage and call him Senor Consultant

  • Mandy Dodd

    Well, think those of a disposition of doom need to keep their eyes on the official site this evening, tomorrow morning.


  • Billy was quite clear in his answer. “They’re idiots,” he said, and that seemed fair enough.”

    And I say ditto. They are idiots and losers, those who are genuine Gooners. The rest are posers and agents provocateur. I will never understand why people can’t just calm down and be patient. Whoever we are getting – Sanchez, Debuchy, whoever – we’ll know soon enough.

    I am looking forward to the new kit unveiling tonight.

  • Walter,

    That is what I am talking about!

    Excellent news.

    Welcome to Arsenal Alexis Sanchez!!!

  • Jr gunzz

    Funny u say that.did you read the daily hell exposing it’s anti arsenal agenda by saying that Ozil is a World Cup failer? It didn’t take long b4 they deleted the article after being caught with their trousers down.

  • Arsène Wenger said:

    “As many people have seen during the World Cup this summer, Alexis is a fantastic footballer and we are delighted that he is joining us at Arsenal Football Club.

    “Alexis will add power, creativity and much quality to our squad and we are all looking forward to him joining up with us in a few weeks. He has consistently produced top-quality performances at the highest level for a number of seasons now and we are all excited to see him integrate into the Arsenal squad. I’m sure all Arsenal supporters will join me in welcoming Alexis to our club.”

    Sanchez said:

    “I’m so happy to be joining Arsenal, a club which has a great manager, a fantastic squad of players, huge support around the world and a great stadium in London. I’m looking forward to meeting my new team-mates and to be playing for Arsenal in the Premier League and Champions League. I will give my best to Arsenal and want to make all the supporters happy.”

    Welcome to the Emirates Alexis!

  • nicky

    Tony,
    Re your 7.06…quite brilliant. 😉

  • jambug

    Great news.

    Well done Arsene, well done Arsenal….Welcome Alexis.

  • menace

    So much temptation for the Gooner to click on but all of it is innuendo or intended dreams. The reality of what Arsenal is doing is playing a beautiful game. Pass & move.

    The media is lost with Wengers ‘transfer’ to Brazil. The Arsenal boys that have made it to the Final will bear some unjustified venom. The praise reserved for a new wealthy club or northern glory. The Song elbow not punished by more than the Red card. The Suarez bite by a few months away from the game. How long is it since Arsenal won the league? The FA cup is a mere bauble and not really a trophy. The Reds (Liverpool that is) are head & shoulders ahead of the market with the best buy to enhance their pace.

    They are all waiting for sight of Arsenal at preseason & the Emirates Cup. Will the team be able to cope with the pace of the teams that destroyed them last season. What will Arsenal do to avert the injuries and will they draw more Red cards from the FA’s own rough justice organisation?

  • Ray from Norfolk, Virginia

    Bidding asking price plus one for Bitey: 1 quid
    Getting Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona: 10 quid
    Allowing Barcelona to pay for bitey: 100 quid
    Lambert leading the line for Liverpool: 1000 quid
    Revenge after last year’s dealings: Priceless

  • Brickfields Gunners

    The Punishment for Drinking Booze

    An Englishman, a German and a Frenchman are all in the middle east , sharing a smuggled crate of booze, when all of a sudden, the police rush in and arrest them. The mere possession of alcohol is a severe offence in that country, so for this terrible crime they are all sentenced to 50 whip lashes each.

    On the day of their punishment the Sheikh who will whip them announced: “It’s my wife’s birthday today, and she has asked me to allow each of you one wish before your whipping.” The German was first in line, he thought for a while and then said: “Please tie a pillow to my back.” This was done, but the pillow only lasted 20 lashes before the whip went through.

    When the punishment was done the German had to be carried away bleeding and crying with pain. The Frenchman was next up. After watching the German in horror he said smugly: “Please fix two pillows to my back.” But even two pillows could only take 35 lashes before the whip went through again and the Frenchman was soon led away whimpering loudly.

    The Englishman was the last one up, but before he could say anything, the Sheikh turned to him and said: “You are from a most beautiful part of the world and your culture is one of the finest in the world. For this, you may have two wishes!”

    “Thank you, your Most Royal and Merciful highness,” the Englishman replied. “In recognition of your kindness, my first wish is that you give me not 50, but 100 lashes.” “Not only are you an honorable, handsome and powerful man, you are also very brave,” the Sheikh said with an admiring look on his face. “If 100 lashes is what you desire, then so be it.
    And your second wish, what is it to be?” the Sheikh asked.
    The Englishman smiled and said, “Tie the Frenchman and the German to my back.”