Never say never and all that, but why would ArsÃ¨ne join Real Madrid? Weâ€™re talking about a team, as others have pointed out, that sacks successful managers. A glamorous and famous club, yes, but a bonkers one at the same time.
Since Edward of Silver signed on Tuesday itâ€™s gone all quiet again â€“ but Iâ€™m not too concerned by that. I canâ€™t help but think some things are interdependent: moving Reyes on would clear around Â£8m and perhaps things are waiting on that. Reyes is apparently in London as we speak (the city I recall he once said was boring and in which nothing is open after five â€“ did he stumble upon a timewarp machine that transported him back to the 1950s after training one day?)
Iâ€™m glad heâ€™s in London this week. If he didnâ€™t like the weather before then he definitely wonâ€™t like it now. Itâ€™s wet, blustery and grey â€“ climactic conditions that are not conducive to a happy Jose, let alone a happy RotorGoat.
Iâ€™m loving the new marketing pics for the shirt launch on Arsenal.com. Thereâ€™s one of Denilson (I think?), Gilberto, Walcott and Fabregas sitting on a bench on the platform at Arsenal tube in their kit (like that happens after a game! Imagine! â€œOi, Walcott, you were crap. Give us your seatâ€).
Anyway, the best thing about this photo is itâ€™s the same one as the previous one, only with Henry replaced by Denilson. The looks on the faces of the other three are identical â€“ and besides, Gilbertoâ€™s somewhere in South America at the moment. So theyâ€™ve done a good Photoshop job on it like nothing ever happened. Itâ€™s like those disappearing photos in Back to the Future.
Come to think of it, perhaps Reyes was whisked off in the De Lorian with â€œDocâ€ Brown. That would explain things.