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An Offer To Spurs & Chelsea

An Offer To Spurs & Chelsea

I must have had a good night's sleep, or someone slipped something in my water, because I awoke today feeling spectacularly confident about the new season.

Many pessimistic Gooners have fallen into the media trap and are believing the hype (and the general consensus from over the Seven Sisters) that we are a team in decline, I, however, am feeling a little bit different.

We finally 'lost' Henry to Barcelona, and while we will undoubtedly miss his talent, goals, experience & indeed cash we made from merchandising, he took with him an on pitch attitude and also the pressure placed on the younger players to please their brooding captain.

After viewing only two pre-season games Robin van Persie looks like a new man. Gone has the tag of 'promising youngster', the King of the Cage has become a man ready to take on the mantle of top dog.

Eduardo, whilst he has only played around 20 minutes for the Gunners, has already proved he has a better touch than Baptista and his left foot is enough to get the most downhearted Gooners juices flowing. His movment and positioning will certainly provide Hleb with the facilities to showcase his silky skills and I'm positive the Belarussian will have his finest season to date.

The defensive unit will have to up it's game, although with the Hurricane starting at left back for his second consecutive season and the signing of beefy but agile right back Bacary Sagna it seems as though we can be as strong down the flanks as we've ever been.

In Kolo Toure & William Gallas we have two of the finest central defenders in the world, we just need Billy G to shut his gob and concentrate on keeping fit and the forming of a formidable should be nailed on.

Arsene Wenger has spent the summer performing the services formally provided by David Dein, and has wasted no time in getting rid of the dead wood and then replacing those players (Although we need a winger now Arsene if you're reading).

I firmly believe that we will begin our assent back to the top starting on Sunday 18th August when we take to the pitch to face Fulham, and with that in mind I would like to offer the following wager to the smug faced visitors of the Vital Chelsea and Spurs sites who frequent our boards offering their condolences to the apparent death of our beloved football club.

If Arsenal Football Club do not better their points tally of last season, or finish outside the top for (or indeed below Spurs) then I will write an article pointing out the ignorance of my beliefs and the decline of the Gunners and will also publish photographic imagery of myself wearing the shirts of Tottenham or Chelsea (or possibly both) football clubs on the site. And should, sorry, WHEN I win I would expect you to do the same!

So, it's time to put up or shut up.

Any takers?

Date:Monday July 23 2007
Time: 4:08PM

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lol, let the banter begin...........!
The Fear
23/07/2007 16:19:00
I very much doubt any of them will have the stones to acceptsJF!!!
23/07/2007 16:20:00
You should also have to admit our responsibility for the decline in the England team and admit that actually we secretly all loath english players and that even if they play like pele have no chance of getting near our first team!
kenny lunt
23/07/2007 16:24:00
There is no doubt we are a stronger looking side this season than last. The players 'lost' didn't play a significant role last season whereas the players 'found' top scorer RvP, maturing Cesc, Clichy as good a left back in as we have had, Rosicky with a season in the prem, along with others all point to a better season than the last two. But in truth there are too many variables in football to simply be able to look at squad lists and decide who will beat who. The bookies give us as 10 to 1 for the title. I think that is about right. We are in with the competition for sure.
23/07/2007 16:33:00
I definatly think we'll score more goals and accumulate more points than last season. When you consider the amount of points we squandered, at home especially, then i don't think anything less than an improvement is on the cards points wise!
23/07/2007 16:50:00
That article cheered me right up m8. The future is bright its red and white lol any takers then chelski? spuds?
23/07/2007 16:58:00
I will take that wager me old son!!! I think you would look good in our lovely new Electric Yellow shirt I will personally drop it off for you geezer.
23/07/2007 17:09:00
Nice one Rocky... come on folks, come for our Editor's hide - he's calling out for you!! Rocky can you throw wearing a skirt in with the bargain?
23/07/2007 17:16:00
...or I'll chip in for some Union Jack boxer shorts...
23/07/2007 17:19:00
amazing.. i'm seconding the writer's thoughts.. i'll be in a spud or chelscum shirt if we finish below 68 points or below position 4.. but i know i wouldnt need to.. there's loads to look forward to.. hope the winger comes in soon.. dunno.. but lately.. seeing wenger's interviews.. i've got a smug feeling.. he will unleash something of a big player on the EPL this season..
23/07/2007 17:34:00
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