Thank God That’s Over

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So that’s out pay to that sorry saga, and for that I am truly grateful. We’ve got shot of an agitating, greedy left-back and got someone not dissimilar in return. We also got shot of a player who didn’t want to play in England, and got – well, something similar.

Still, as like-for-likes go, the first of those deals is a good one, and Gallas will definitely bolster our defence. Wouldn’t it be hilarious if Wenger slotted him straight in at left-back, where he hates playing? I dare you Arsène.

It’s more likely he’ll slot straight in to partner Toure – a central defence partnership I’m looking forward to seeing.

As for Cole, I don’t want another word mentioned. Save your breath for when he comes back next May.

Also gone – at least for a season, but in all honesty, for good – is Reyes, a player I am not especially sorry to see the back of. He rarely did what he was capable of, didn’t score enough, and clearly didn’t enjoy life in England. Enough said I think. In his place is your classic Wenger rough diamond – a powerful goalscoring midfielder with something to prove. Whether he really wants to be in England will become apparent with time. I guess that’s the benefit of it being a loan.

And finally, Zinedine Cygan – goodbye to you. I now pass the ‘hapless’ mantle I bequeathed you to Alex Song, who may or may not prove capable of shaking it off.

Overall though, don’t get me wrong, I think it’s good business. Two players out who didn’t want to be here. And two in of proven quality.

Let’s move on now.


Arsenal since about 1979. Thick, thin and all that.