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Arsene's Fury At Inter

Arsene's Fury At Inter

Ever laid awake at night and wondered what that infernal noise coming out of nowhere was? You're lying there, everything is still, not a soul about. And there's this infernal tapping. If it's in the month of april or may, then the chances are it's emanating from a sporting director/manager/player from a club in Italy or Spain, busy tapping up one of Arsenal's players.

Like Roberto Mancini for example, who earlier this week announced that Aliaksander Hleb was one of his close season targets.

Well, obviously Arsene Wenger couldn't sleep that night because of the taping, and boy, is he pissed about it. Setanta Sports quote Wenger's friday press conference, where Le Boss put it shortly and sweetly:

Statements from inside the club saying they are interested in our players, without calling us that is not acceptable.

You would never hear me saying that. If I am interested in a player I go to the chairman.

The newspapers may have the speculation but for a club to come out with a statement like that and not even call... I think it is disrespectful. It is illegal.

But we have not gone as far as reporting it.


I bloody well wish that we would. It's been said many-a-time before that Arsenal's PR machine may lag behind that of ManUre and Chelski somewhat, and this would seem to be an area where it does. It's like an annual event - not a season goes by without some player or other being tapped up, potentially unsettled by underhand antics.

To be fair, I'm not sure if much would be done by the authorities were Arsenal to report Mancini or Inter for an illegal approach, but it might serve to make clubs think twice before coming round trying to unsettle and then snaffle our players away.





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Writer:Wingston
Date:Friday April 25 2008
Time: 4:51PM

Comments

0
Report the ********s, even if it'd probably lead to nothing. Still, we shouldn't encourage them by doing nothing.
Lou the Gunneress
25/04/2008 17:40:00
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Poor old Arsene, he never seems happy !
The Fear
25/04/2008 18:01:00
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What the hell is this?!??! &@&#@)#$*)# http://www.arsenalnewsreview.co.uk/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=959&cntnt01returnid=42
Lou the Gunneress
25/04/2008 19:12:00
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Oh geezus, Lou! I hope that's another one of Palmer's inaccurate predictions!
jaelle
25/04/2008 20:49:00
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According to this, Senderos is leaving and Arsene actually has a spending kitty of £64m but is trying to keep quiet about it: http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/senderos-set-to-join-arsenal-exodus-815318.html
jaelle
25/04/2008 20:56:00
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Didn't Arsene say just the other day that he was interested in Ben Arfa? We do get tapped up a lot but Arsene has no high ground on this one.
gunnerkid107
25/04/2008 21:05:00
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Lou, in one word, nonsense. I simply cannot believe stuff like that.. it just doesnt sound right.
arsenalrulz4ever
25/04/2008 21:08:00
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What Arsene really said was that he admired Ben Arfa gunnerkid and that he is a good player. He said nothing about bidding for him, that was the press. Example: http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11670_3396816,00.html
Keplaz
25/04/2008 21:12:00
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And according to this, Flamini has made a deal with Milan after a supposed "deterioration" in his relationship with Wenger: http://english.gazzetta.it/Football/Primo_Piano/2008/04_Aprile/25/flamini.shtml
jaelle
25/04/2008 22:01:00
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I know, that's crap! I know I can't trust Inter either, but at least some official news: http://www.inter.it/aas/news/reader?N=41092&L=it
Lou the Gunneress
25/04/2008 22:18:00
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