Chu Young park completes Arsenal move

30 08 2011

Today sees the official arrival of South Korea captain, Chu Young Park, from Monaco.

If rumour is to be believed the 26 year old striker walked out of a medical with Ligue 1 champions Lille in order to board a flight to London and sign for the Gunners on a 4 year contract.

There is some confusion floating around as to whether or not he will be eligible during the entire duration of his stay at the Emirates as he may possibly have to serve 2 years national service. It is key to point out however that certain prolific South Korean sportsmen have been given exemptions in recent years.

 In an announcement earlier on today Park had these words to say regarding his move ‎”In my opinion this is a great club, now I have to show what I can do on the pitch. I will do my best, I will never give up, I will show heart, I will give everything and I hope [the fans] will support me.”

Park will wear the currently vacant number 9 jersey and will go by his preferred name of Ju Young Park.





Portrait of an Internet Troll

29 08 2011





Nasri joins City

23 08 2011

$amir Na$ri

In yet another shock transfer that no-one at all saw coming Arsenal winger, Samir Nasri, has agreed to join cash rich b*stards Man City.

Nasri is set to earn a shit ton of money and will join such other former Arsenal players as Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Adebayor in warming the bench at Eastlands.

Meanwhile Arsenal will receive a fee believed to be in the region of £25 million, not bad for a man with half a season of decent football to his name.

Following a number of departures this Summer it might be about time for the rest of the team to be reminded of Arsenal’s club motto

Victoria Concordia Crescit / Victory through Unity

Perhaps a little more focus on the team and a little less focus on their pockets might help deliver the trophies that we as fans and presumably they as players long for.

 





Joel Campbell signs for Arsenal

19 08 2011

Despite seemingly stringing the club along not that long ago Costa Rican starlet Joel Campbell has today finalised his transfer to Arsenal.

The transfer was announced last week but I have held my tongue on commenting until it is all signed, sealed and delivered as it isn’t that long ago that we had supposedly put this one to bed.

Campbell is a talented young striker who many are predicting will be able to walk straight into the first team. Admittedly with how threadbare we look at the moment Herman Munster could get a nod tomorrow but even so.

I know youtube videos are about as useful as a chocolate tea kettle but if you want to have a look at a nice spot of finishing from our newest addition have a look here….





Man vs Phaal

17 08 2011

When I have a spare moment I quite like watching the television show Man vs Food with hyperactive glutton Adam Richman.

For those of you who haven’t seen the show Adam travels the length and breadth of the US taking on various food challenges, most of the time these challenges are focused on Adam eating ridiculously large servings within a set period of time. These episodes are all very well and good but my favourites have been the episodes which feature some slightly spicier adversaries.

One such episode featured Adam taking on the phaal challenge at the Brick Lane Curry house in Manhattan.

I was intrigued to see this episode for a number of reasons; firstly I love Indian cuisine, I would possibly go so far as to say it is my favourite food, added to that a good phaal has to be one of my favourite dishes and I have eaten so many of them that I have lost count. Some were better than others but they all have one thing in common, they are all pretty damn hot!

Secondly I was intrigued to get a look at the food being served by the Brick Lane Curry House  seeing as I grew up within spitting distance of the actual Brick Lane in East London and have eaten my way along the entire length of it over the past 20 years or so.

Well I watched it and I laughed and laughed and laughed some more, whilst I am sure that it IS a very hot curry I am completely not convinced that it requires quite the hullabaloo that seems to surround it.

Enjoy…





Eboue joins Galatasaray

17 08 2011

After a Summer of ongoing negotiation and suggestion we finally see the career of one of Arsenal’s more colourful characters come to an end.

I refer of course to former boo boy Emmanuel Eboue. It wont have come as a surprise to many fans that time was being called on Eboue’s tenure at the Emirates and the Liverpool penalty incident was no doubt the final nail in the coffin of  the once promising Ivorian.

As is always the way with Arsenal the exact details of his move to Turkish giants Galatasaray are being kept firmly under wraps but it is believed that a fee of between 3 and 5 million has been/will be paid.

Eboue’s departure heavily suggests the Arsenal new boy Carl Jenkinson will be deputising for regular right back Bakary Sagna in the forthcoming season.





Goobye Cesc, thanks for everything.

15 08 2011

We all knew it was coming, but even so it doesn’t make it any easier to say goodbye.

Arsenal club captain, Cesc Fabregas, has completed his move to Barcelona the club he signed from back in 2003.

During this time we Arsenal fans have been lucky enough to witness Fabregas’ emergence from being a talented but raw 16 year old into one of the absolute top midfielders in the World.

Once again Cesc, thanks for everything, you will be a tough act to follow.

 





Racist KFC Advertisement…chicken for awkward moments

11 08 2011

So here we have a KFC advert showing you how their chicken can be handy in awkward situations…

Yes  that is right folks not only is being around black people “awkward” but you can subdue them with fried chicken…as that isn’t racist at all





Oxlade-Chamberlain finally signs

9 08 2011

Well we have now made our third confirmed signing of the Summer and rather than the defender that most fans are clamouring for Arsene Wenger has instead splashed a reported £12 Million on young Southampton winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

The England starlet is supposedly in Wenger’s first team plans and whilst young looks like he could certainly help ease the way for Nasri to make his much mentioned move to any team willing to welcome him with open pockets….





Arsenal squad vs. Benfica

6 08 2011

In what I’m sure many people will take as being an indication of transfers to come the Arsenal squad for tonight’s friendly against Benfica has been announced minus Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri.

Wenger has come out and stated directly that this is in no way a sign that the duo will be leaving the club but in light of both players training with the first team this week you do start to wonder.

Other notable absentees are the injured pair of Theo Walcott and Jack Wilshere, however fingers crossed they should both return in time for the start of the new season.

Some positive additions to the squad are impressive Japanese youngster Miyachi, Emmanuel Frimpong who has looked very good in pre-season so far and hopefully we will get to have  a look at fellow youngster Heri Lansbury who enjoyed an impressive spell on loan at Norwich City last year.

Here is the squad in full, in alphabetical order no less:

Arshavin
Chamakh
Djourou
Fabianski
Frimpong
Jenkinson
Miyaichi
Traore
Miquel
Ramsey
Rosicky
Sagna
Song
Szczesny
Van Persie
Vermaelen
Gervinho
Squillaci
Lansbury








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