By Gibberish McGibbon
Our man with a spot
Easy mistake to make of course. Arsenal going to sign a keeper whose name starts with C so we all get worked up about Petr Cech. But no, it turns out it was not him after all but was in fact Iker Casillas of Real Mad.
The story is that David de Gea is going to Madrid so Iker C. can come to Arsenal. The Telegraph asks us “Does Casillas make our top 100 summer transfer targets?” but then takes any reader following the link to a load of pictures, the first of which says,
Karim Benzema, Real Madrid: The highly-rated France striker is reportedly wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool
Beats me what they are on about.
But Casillas is in the Evening Standard so it must be true. And anyway everything has slowed down at Chelsea because Mourinho has just lost his driving licence. He didn’t show up in court apparently, to answer a charge of driving over the speed limit for the fourth time in three years, so that’s the licence gone. He did however send the Magistrates a note saying that he could walk on water so a licence didn’t really matter anyway.
On the other hand L’Equipe is saying that PSG have confirmed that Cech is going to Arsenal, so they are not now bidding for him.
Back in the Telegraph there is the claim that Southampton have had a £12m bid for Grzegorz Krychowiak rejected by Seville on the grounds that no one can pronounce his name. Arsenal however are showing interest on the grounds that since they have Woycheck Scezney anything is possible. And they want Morgan Schneiderlin too, but are just checking he is not related to the car company of that name.
Mind you I have never heard of Schneiderlin cars.
And following Untold’s piece yesterday saying that just because Diaby has been released it does not mean the pay per play deal is off, every newspaper is saying that just because Diaby has been released it does not mean the pay per play deal is off.
This is also in L’Equipe also where Bruno Constant says Mr Wenger is going to have a chat with Abou.
And as this is another day there is another story saying we will sign Gonzalo Higuian not least because he wants to play in the Champs League. Where have I heard that before?
Tomas Rosicky has just had his contract extended but is now about to leave Arsenal because he hasn’t even been on the beach of late, and there are some nice beaches back in his homeland.
[Err, I don’t think so – Tony]
Trabzonspor and Bursaspor have been keeping an eye on him and Tomas is looking to see what the bathing facilities are like there.
Hey ho! And one anniversary…
11 June 2012: Sylvain Wiltord retired from football. In 2015, he competed on the reality show Dropped, which puts sports people in inhospitable environments. The day after his elimination from the programme, three contestants died in a helicopter collision.