Arsenal Wrap Up Signings Of Mustafi & Perez

Arsenal have completed the signing of Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna. The announcement of Perez, 27, is expected to be followed by the arrival of Germany international Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia as manager Arsene Wenger brings in the attacking and defensive reinforcements he targeted in the latter stages of the summer transfer window. Perez, whose £17 million release clause was triggered by Arsenal last week, scored 17 league goals and added eight assists last season. Perez only emerged as a late target for Wenger, who also pursued Jamie Vardy and Alexandre Lacazette in this transfer window, but the Arsenal boss is hoping the forward can replicate his breakthrough season in Spain when he comes to the Premier League.

Wenger told the club’s official website: “He’s not only a goal scorer, he’s a guy who combines well with partners, who can give a final ball and makes good runs. He’s got a good eye for goal and had an outstanding season last year.”

Arsenal have completed the signing of Shkodran Mustafi from Valencia in a deal worth up to £35million. The 24-year-old German centre back becomes the Gunners’ second signing of the day following the arrival of Lucas Perez from Deportivo La Coruna for £17m. The club’s new arrivals take Arsenal’s spending close to the £100m mark this summer as they look to compete with the Manchester clubs and Chelsea at the top of the Premier League. Speaking to the club’s website after the deal was completed on Tuesday evening, manager Arsene Wenger said: ‘He is at the right age. He has good experience. ‘He is a very focused player who can play with the ball as well. We have taken a great player but have prepared well for the future.’ Mustafi becomes Arsenal’s sixth signing of the summer, following Granit Xhaka, Rob Holding, Takuma Asano – who has already joined Stuttgart on loan – and Kelechi Nwakali.

Both new players should be available for Arsenal’s next Premier League game at home to Southampton on Sept. 10. They will join Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka as the Gunners’ main signings this summer. The deals are reportedly worth a total of £52m — with Mustafi costing £35m — bringing the club’s total spending to over £90m this summer. It’s the most money ever spent by Wenger in a transfer window, which also saw Granit Xhaka join for £30m in May. Wenger had been searching for a striker since Danny Welbeck suffered another long-term knee injury at the end of last season, and Perez will fight with Olivier Giroud for the starting role up front for the Gunners.

Arsenal Transfer Update

We are waiting for the announcements – Arsene Wenger has confirmed that both Shkodran Mustafi and Lucas Perez have undergone medicals ahead of their prospective moves to Arsenal. Mustafi, a centre-back, and Perez, a striker, will join from Valencia and Deportivo La Coruna respectively for a combined total of approximately £52m. “I think they should go through, both of them,” Wenger said after his side’s 3-1 win at Watford on Saturday. “They had medicals. We have to finish the paperwork and I don’t know exactly when we will announce it but look, I think it could be announced at the beginning of the week.” Striker Perez, 27, who will move to the Emirates from Deportivo La Coruna for a reported fee of £17.1m, will link up with the Gunners’ squad as soon as the deal is finalised. Germany centre-back Mustafi, 24, will join Arsenal from Valencia on a five-year deal, according to Sky in Germany, with a fee which could rise to £35m understood to have been agreed this week. However, he will not link up with Arsenal until after the international break with Germany scheduled to play Finland and Norway on August 31 and September 4 respectively.

Meanwhile Middlesbrough have agreed a season-long loan with Arsenal for defender Calum Chambers, the Independent understands. The 21-year-old had been linked with a number of clubs, including Hull, Roma and Valencia, but it looks like Aitor Karanka’s side have won the race to sign Chambers on a loan basis. Chambers moved to Arsenal in July 2014 after rising through the ranks at Southampton. He made his first competitive debut for the Gunners on 10 August, playing the full 90 minutes of the 2014 FA Community Shield against Premier League champions Manchester City. But Chambers has struggled to cement a place in the side’s starting XI and has spent much of his time on the bench throughout the past two seasons. With Shkodran Mustafi’s deal expected to be confirmed imminently, questions have been raised over Chambers’ place at the club. Neither Arsenal nor Middlesbrough have yet to confirm the transfer but it’s expected the move will be announced within the next 24 hours.

And the shocker is that Arsenal are willing to let England midfielder Jack Wilshere go out on loan to get first-team football. The 24-year-old, whose career has been plagued by injuries, only made three appearances for the Gunners last season after fracturing his left fibula. He played six times for England over the summer – including three games at Euro 2016 – but was not named in Sam Allardyce’s first squad this week. Wilshere, who has 34 caps, has only started 80 Premier League games for Arsenal, making two substitute appearances so far this season. He had a loan spell at Bolton in 2010. He has fallen behind in the pecking order with Ozil, Carzola, Ramsey (who is injured now), Xhaka, Coquelin & Elneny more established above him. Wilshere has less than 48 hours to find a loan club before the transfer deadline.

RIP Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder, who regularly stole the show in such comedic gems as “The Producers,” “Blazing Saddles,” “Young Frankenstein,” “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” and “Stir Crazy,” died Monday at his home in Stamford, Conn. His nephew Jordan Walker-Pearlman said he died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was 83. He had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 1989.

The comic actor, who was twice Oscar nominated, for his role in “The Producers” and for co-penning “Young Frankenstein” with Mel Brooks, usually portrayed a neurotic who veered between total hysteria and dewy-eyed tenderness. “My quiet exterior used to be a mask for hysteria,” he told Time magazine in 1970. “After seven years of analysis, it just became a habit.” Habit or not, he got a great deal of mileage out of his persona in the 1970s for directors like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen, leading to a few less successful stints behind the camera, the best of which was “The Woman in Red,” co-starring then-wife Gilda Radner. Wilder was devastated by Radner’s death from ovarian cancer in 1989 and worked only intermittently after that. He tried his hand briefly at a sitcom in 1994, “Something Wilder,” and won an Emmy in 2003 for a guest role on “Will & Grace.”

In 1971 he stepped into the shoes of Willy Wonka, one of his most beloved and gentle characters. Based on the children’s book by Roald Dahl, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” was not an immediate hit but became a children’s favorite over the years. The same cannot be said for the 1974 Stanley Donen-directed musical version of “The Little Prince,” in which Wilder appeared as the fox. He had somewhat better luck in Woody Allen’s spoof “Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex,” appearing in a hilarious segment in which he played a doctor who falls in love with a sheep named Daisy. He is also known for his four films with Richard Pryor: Silver Streak (1976), Stir Crazy (1980), See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989), and Another You (1991). Wilder directed and wrote several of his own films, including The Woman in Red (1984). His third wife was actress Gilda Radner, with whom he starred in three films. Her death from ovarian cancer led to his active involvement in promoting cancer awareness and treatment, helping found the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Detection Center in Los Angeles[1] and co-founding Gilda’s Club.

After his last contribution to acting in 2003, Wilder turned his attention to writing. He produced a memoir in 2005, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art; a collection of stories, What Is This Thing Called Love? (2010); and the novels My French Whore (2007), The Woman Who Wouldn’t (200 and Something to Remember You By (2013). He is survived by his fourth wife Karen Boyer, whom he married in 1991 and his nephew. His sister Corinne, predeceased him in January 2016.

RIP Mr. Fuji

The WWE announced on their website that Hall of Famer Harry Fujiwara, known to WWE fans as Mr. Fuji, passed away this morning at the age of 82. He was infamous for often throwing salt in the eyes of face wrestlers. Although he was billed as Japanese, he was a Japanese American born in Hawaii. Fuji spent more than 30 years entertaining fans worldwide as both an in-ring competitor and one of WWE’s greatest managers. A five-time WWE World Tag Team Champion, Fuji was infamous for keeping small bags of salt in his tights which he would throw into his opponents’ eyes. After retiring from the ring, Fuji managed a litany of WWE’s most feared Superstars, such as George “The Animal” Steele, Kamala, Killer Khan, Demolition, The Powers of Pain, Yokozuna and most notably, “Magnificent” Don Muraco. With Muraco, Fuji treated WWE fans to the classic Fuji Vice, Fuji General, Fuji Bandito and Fuji Chan series. These series were ahead of their time because spoofing successful television shows as they tried to break into Hollywood was the epitome of sports-entertainment.

His career will be remembered by different generations for different reasons but Mr. Fuji, whether as a Superstar or manager, is one of the most entertaining performers in the history of WWE. Fuji’s greatest success and popularity as a manager came in November 1992 when he introduced the mammoth Yokozuna to the WWF. Under Fuji’s tutelage, Yokozuna won the 1993 Royal Rumble match and two WWF World Championships, first from Bret Hart at WrestleMania IX, and again from Hulk Hogan at King of the Ring.[1] Later that year, Fuji was joined by “spokesman” James E. Cornette. In late 1993, Fuji once again began managing Crush after he turned on Randy Savage. During this time he again changed his appearance, abandoning the tuxedo and bowler hat in favor of a traditional Japanese kimono and carrying the Japanese flag.

Fuji was last seen accompanying Yokozuna to the ring for a six-man tag team match involving Yokozuna against “Camp Cornette” at WrestleMania 12. By this point Yokozuna had fired Cornette and became a fan favorite; Fuji joined him in the endeavor, even carrying the American flag at times. Fuji left the WWF shortly after and retired from the pro wrestling business.After leaving wrestling, Fujiwara retired to the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1997, he sued the makers of the video game WCW vs. nWo World Tour, claiming that the character “Master Fuji” was based on him. Though the basis of this character was actually Japanese wrestler Yoshiaki Fujiwara (no relation), it was actually close enough to Mr. Fuji that the lawsuit was settled in Fujiwara’s favor.

Quiet Weekend With Beer & Pizza

A nice quiet weekend spent mostly at home. I came back home a little later than my shift on Friday but couldn’t get to sleep for a long time for no reason. I kept waking up as it is. Anyways, I had some quiet time planned for myself as I was alone at home. Saturday morning I woke up at 7 am and drank the first of my two morning coffees and ate a simple sandwich of white bread and cucumbers before showering and getting dressed. I hailed an Uber to take me to Gandhinagar where the self-service BevCo is located.

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I also wanted to try the SupplyCo first which is right next door but they seemed to have less stuff than BevCo and also they didn’t have any cans so I went to the BevCo. They didn’t have an beer cans either but I ended up buying 5 650ml bottles of beers – 2 Carslbergs, 2 British Empire (a beer I have never tried before) and a Miller. I also bought a 600ml of Smirnoff’s Apple vodka and went to the counter and paid. My Uber was still waiting for me and he dropped me back home. And it wasn’t a high charge at all so this is what I plan to do going forward once a month.

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I was back in my apartment 10 minutes before noon as the drive is not far and I took all of what 10 minutes inside BevCo. I put my beers into the fridge (although I had to keep one on the counter as there wasn’t enough space) and my vodka in a cupboard and changed my clothes. I then ordered a large cheese & bbq chicken pizza from Dominos and had to wait a while as I was out of the guaranteed area for the 30 minutes delivery. The pizza took about an hour by which time I was hungry so I had already bought some snack from the local grocery store / tea shop as I was starving by then. By 1:45 pm I had half my pizza and a beer before watching part of a movie and then fell asleep for an hour.

Evening coffee was followed by EPL football and a beer with the rest of the pizza for dinner. Then I watched some tv show episodes and went to sleep by 1am. Sunday I basically had only buns and coffee.

Watford 1 Arsenal 3

Arsenal beat Watford to earn their first victory of the season. Both sides had one defeat and a draw from the opening two league matches but Arsenal’s impressive first-half performance earned them three points. A Santi Cazorla penalty, Alexis Sanchez’s fumbled effort and Mesut Ozil’s header gave the Gunners a 3-0 lead at half-time. Substitute Roberto Pereyra scored for the Hornets on his debut but it proved to be a consolation for the hosts. Walter Mazzarri’s side put in a much-improved performance after the break but the Italian was made to wait for his first win as Watford manager. Much like in previous seasons, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has been under pressure from some Gunners fans to spend money in the transfer market.

It was revealed on Friday that Germany defender Shkodran Mustafi and Spanish striker Lucas Perez were undergoing medicals at the Emirates, and Wenger confirmed after Saturday’s win that the deals were done, which takes the club’s spending to almost £100m since last season. But they did not look like a team in need of extra artillery after a polished first-half display against Watford. The Gunners broke the deadlock when Sanchez was knocked on the head in the area by Nordin Amrabat, and Cazorla slotted the resulting penalty down the middle. Sanchez, who looked lively throughout, made it 2-0 when he scrambled home from an accurate Theo Walcott ball into the box. And Germany forward Mesut Ozil, making his first start for Arsenal after being rested post-Euro 2016, looked to have put the result beyond doubt on the stroke of half-time when he headed in from Sanchez’s pass.

Alexis Sanchez has scored in all three of his Premier League appearances versus Watford, while also assisting two goals in these matches. This was the first league game at Vicarage Road that Watford have conceded three goals in the first half since December 2007 v QPR. Watford have lost all seven of their games against Arsenal in the Premier League. The Hornets have now used 21 different players in the Premier League this season, with 17 different nationalities represented. Arsenal had seven shots on target in this game, six of which were in the first half. Conversely, Watford attempted all six of their shots on target in the second half.

Murder In The First : Season One

I love crime/detective/cop shows and Murder In The First looks like it’s going to be a big fav for me. I just finished watching the 10 episode season 1 which is one story in a season long arch. The TNT series was created by Steven Bochco and Eric Lodal, and stars Taye Diggs and Kathleen Robertson. Ian Anthony Dale, Raphael Sbarge, Lombardo Boyar, Currie Graham & Mimi Kirkland.

Set in San Francisco, the show follows a single case across an entire season when Homicide detectives Terry English and Hildy Mulligan are called in to investigate the an unidentified male is found dead in the Tenderloin district. The SFPD learn that the victim had been in contact with tech prodigy Erich Blunt. English and Mulligan find a likely suspect for the shooting and close the case, but are soon drawn back into the investigation when Blunt’s flight attendant is found dead in her home. All suspicions turn to him and although Blunt takes the road of full cooperation his personal laywer insists that he hire famed defense attorney Warren Daniels. Daniels comes in on the case on a certain set of rules and begins to showboat and stratergise the DA’s case against Blunt. An ex-employee comes forward with a rape allegation against him, which she had settled out of court but the jury isn’t convinced it. Despite the DA having a lot of evidence, the jury rules him as not guilty.

On the way out of the courtroom, with no one else in earshot, Blunt reminds English and Mulligan of the rule of double jeopardy and then says that he killed Cindy. English and Mulligan pursue the theory that Blunt directed the murder of Kevin Nyers, his biological father. Despite being told to stand down, English meets Blunt’s biological grandparents and his suspicions cause Mulligan to check a young eye witness who places the dying grandfather at the scene of the crime. He is caught on hidden tape explaining how he committed both murders, including his orders against Cindy to abort his child. He is arrested and his company’s stock loses all its value. Daniels refuses to defend him again, telling David that he knew all along that Blunt killed Cindy and actually failed the lie detector test. The detectives’ celebratory walk in Golden Gate Park is interrupted by the news that Blunt has hanged himself in his cell.

An excellent shot series with an outstanding cast who perform very well. We have some heavyweights, none less than the commanding presence of James Cromwell, who in his 70s is still a formidable force as the defense lawyer. Well worth a watch. I would rate the show, based on the first season, an 8,5 outta 10!

Crowds Or Small Groups?

Do parties and crowds fill you with energy, or send you scurrying for peace and quiet?

I am not very good at parties or crowds. I like smaller functions where I know most if not all of the people and that makes me feel comfortable. I prefer to spend intimate dinners and cozy get togethers instead of big, loud parties. It’s a personal preference. I’m not against big parties but the last few parties I joined were 10 years ago. I remember going for a few large parties when I worked at Idea and they were good. Loud music, lots of dancing and a big crowd. The two that I went for I have had a nice time. But that was because I knew a lot of the people there.

I like small family parties (small as in less than 50) or office / friends parties of about 30-40. I’ve been to one last year where they had a lot of songs and stuff in between and lots of good food and it was nice. I wasn’t very comfortable there just hung out with a friend and it was ok. But I wouldn’t stay for too long. Other kinds of large parties – forget it! I’m gone in 20 minutes.

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Arsenal Signing Lucas Perez?

Arsenal’s confused approach to this summer’s transfer window has been laid bare by their decision to hijack Everton’s bid for Deportivo La Coruna striker Lucas Pérez Martinez – a player they passed up the chance to sign last week.The Daily Telegraph reporter says Gunners employees have flown out for talks with Deportivo La Coruna to wrap up the transfer. Arsene Wenger is poised to gazump Everton, who had agreed a fee for the striker with the La Liga side first.

They had also agreed personal terms before Arsenal swept in and lured Perez to north London with the promise of Champions League football. Telegraph reporter Matt Law tweeted: “Arsenal are in Spain now finalising the Lucas Perez transfer – huge blow to Everton who thought they had him.” The deal is expected to go through without any problems. Perez scored 17 La Liga goals last term and has been likened to Leicester star Jamie Vardy who Arsenal attempted to sign earlier this summer. The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Arsenal were first offered the man commonly known as Lucas last week, but informed the Spaniard’s representatives that the 27-year-old was not among their top striker targets. Spanish sources close to Lucas were stunned when Arsenal decided to rival Everton’s £17?million bid late on Wednesday, having assumed the Emirates club had decided to pursue targets higher up their list.

Arsenal officials travelled out to Spain on Thursday to conclude a deal for Lucas, despite the previous agreement with Everton and interest from Valencia, with the transfer expected to go through. Wenger has come under fire for his perceived inactivity in this summer’s transfer window and was again urged by the club’s fans to spend more money in last weekend’s goalless draw against Leicester City. Arsenal’s ineffective attacking performance in that game influenced Wenger’s decision that he needed to sign another striker before the transfer window shuts next week. The Spaniard scored 17 La Liga goals for Deportivo last season and netted the winner in their 2-1 victory over Elbar last Friday night, but questions will be asked over whether Lucas represents the sort of top quality Wenger has often claimed he is searching for. A late bloomer, Lucas has never played for Spain at any level and netted only six goals in 21 appearances for Deportivo in the 2014/15 season having previously spent six seasons in Ukraine and Greece.

A Bird In Hand

Clichés become clichés for a reason. Tell us about the last time a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush for you.

Well to be truthful, I have had a bird in my hand and about the bush, well yeah from time to time I have seen two or maybe more than two in a bush here and there. Perhaps building a nest or checking for food or whatever it is that birds do in bushes.

I like some cliches. I like calling out on cliches. I like to prove some cliches right and some cliches wrong. I even love the word cliche. But a bird in hand – yup that’s a true one! If you have something with you and it’s yours, then it definitely is worth a heck of a lot more than two that is nearby, is even tempting, but is not yours.

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Smoke Free

You. We know *you* are vice-free, dear Daily Post reader. But, or perhaps we should say, “butt,” others around you and in your life are riddled with vices: they smoke; they eat too much celery; they hog the covers; they can’t keep their hands out of the office candy bowl. Which vice or bad habit can you simply not abide in others?

Well I won’t say what my vices are but….ok, let’s focus on others. Because that’s the kind of person I am, always thinking about others first

Well, vices that I certainly cannot tolerate is smoking. First and foremost smoking is a disgusting and stupid habit. I myself smoked a bit for a few years, four at the most, but I wasn’t a chain smoker and mostly I smoked when I was with my friends or relatives who smoked. I guess you can call it peer pressure but I call it being dumb. I mostly smoked from the ages of 18 to 22 and quit when I just thought to myself how stupid it is to smoke. Now I cannot stand the smell of smoke and hate it when people enter an enclosed room smelling of dirty disgusting smoke. And if they blow smoke in my face I will make them eat the cigarette.

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Unboxing The 22nd Century Klingon Bird Of Prey

Right, onto one of my fav alien, one of my fav Klingon ships. The 22nd Century Bird of Prey – the predecessor to the later 24th century Bird of Prey which is more famous.

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During the mid-22nd century, the Klingon Empire operated a type of small warship known as the Klingon Bird-of-Prey. his class is one of the earliest class of starships encountered by Earth Starfleet during the early 2150s. The first encounter occurred on the outer perimeter of the Sol system in early 2153. Starfleet, however, had known of the existence of these ships as early as late 2151. This Bird-of-Prey design was revamped over the next two centuries, and was used to represent several different variations of this class that were collectively known under the same name.

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Comparable in design to its sister classes, the Raptor-class scout and D5-class battle cruiser, the exterior design of the Bird-of-Prey utilized the same basic avian design, including vaguely feather-like hull plating on its wings. The bulk of the ship’s overall mass was incorporated in the aft section of the ship. The bridge module was located on a bulbous forward section, which was separated from the aft section by a relatively thin ‘neck’ that attached to and flared into the aft portion which swept down below the main body, forming wings. Located on the caudal section of the ship were the ship’s shuttlebay, impulse engines and two warp nacelles. The port and starboard nacelles were directly connected to the extreme upper aft section of the ship, perpendicular to the impulse engine.

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The offensive arsenal of the Bird-of-Prey was rather impressive, for the time, as the ship possessed at least eight forward disruptor banks, including a twin pair of neck-mounted disruptor cannons, a pair of wing-tip mounted disruptor cannons, and a 360º rotating turret containing twin belly-mounted disruptor cannons. The class was also equipped with dual photon torpedo launchers, positioned fore and aft, and defensive shields. This class, however, had minimal aft weapons. Prior to the refitting of Enterprise, one Bird-of-Prey was more than a match with the NX-class; however, it was unable to repel three older Earth vessels at one time. After Enterprise was upgraded, it was nearly an even match with the Bird-of-Prey. This class of Bird-of-Prey could outgun an Orion Interceptor, two to one.

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This class of vessel was equipped with tractor beam technology. It had one emitter located on the underside of each wing that, when used in conjunction, could be used to manipulate a ship to its belly docking port. Unlike the Raptor class, this class of Bird-of-Prey was equipped with escape pods. The Bird-of-Prey’s escape pod hatch was also located on the belly of the ship. One major flaw of the Bird-of-Prey’s design was found at the nape of the ship’s neck and primary hull; a direct hit on the main plasma junction, located above the sensor array, could disable the entire power grid.

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Like the Raptor-class scouts of this era, live food was kept aboard these Birds-of-Prey in the targ pits, presumably adjacent to the galley. Located in the “head” of the forward section of the vessel, the bridge, which was plated with dispersive armor, was one of the most protected sections of the ship. The configuration of the Bird-of-Prey’s main bridge shared with many features found in contemporary designs. In the front of the bridge, against the forward bulkhead, was the ship’s viewscreen. Directly behind the viewscreen, near the center of the bridge was the captain’s chair. Directly behind the captain’s chair, was the entryway to the bridge, with two manned consoles located on either side of the doorway. Along the perimeter of the bridge were several stations, each designated for a specific task.

I hope you like the pics I did of the model. It is smaller than I would have liked it to be but it is done very well. And ofcourse below us we have a video unboxing of the ship. Enjoy!

Arsenal’s Pathetic State Of Affairs

Valencia appear to be playing hardball with Arsenal, as – according to the Daily Mirror – they will only sell defender Shkodran Mustafi to Arsenal for €50m (£43.23m). As a consequence of the high fee, Arsene Wenger was prepared to walk away from the deal because of the price, but the transfer could be rescued sue to the fact that Valencia need the cash. The Spanish club have aspirations of their own, and are trying to raise as much money as possible in order to fund a deal for Chelsea’s Spanish winger, Pedro. The Mirror claim that Arsenal’s transfer ‘fixer’ Dick Law has gone to Spain to try to get the Mustafi deal over the line.

An ‘Arsenal club shop worker’ has resigned from his role at the club claiming that he does not want to be a burden on Arsenal’s spending on transfers. Following Arsenal’s draw with Leicester on Saturday, Wenger said that a reason for not spening as much as his rivals is because the club need to ensure that the club’s 600 staff members are paid first. In response, this ’employee’, only known as ‘Arsenal Employee’ has handed in his notice in the hope that the removal of his wage from the wage bill will not further hamper transfer activities.

The letter said:

“My decision for leaving is due to Mr. Arsene Wenger’s comments about staff after he recent draw against Leiecester City. To blame having to pay the 600 people working at Arsenal Football Club for not buying a player is a disgrace.

“I earn £7.20ph, and work 37.5 hours a week. I get paid £270 a week. Over 52 weeks that is £14,040 a year. Theo Walcott earns 10x’s that a week.

“Hopefully with my wage off the club’s wage bill, it will free up the cash for Mr. Wenger to buy more players.

“I no longer wish to be a burden at this club.”

 

Wenger should hang his head in shame. The moron is beyond redemption now. Idiotic comments, impotent attempts to buy players. Why don’t you just go and fuck off? You can’t manage a club anymore!! What a waste of a season! I can’t wait for it to be over and to hear that Wenger is gone! He is the worst. When did Per get injured? And when Gabriel went off too? Any other club would have signed the players we need by now. What a pathetic state of affairs. But let’s admit it to ourselves folks, did we expect Moron Wenger to change? He is way too arrogant and set in his ways and he has too much control as the board have their collective heads so far up his backside to check what’s good for the club and what the fans want.

Farewell & Thank You Gord

From Gordon Downie’s final concert here is New Orleans Is Sinking live in Kingston, Ontario. A fond farewell to a poet and singer extraordinaire. Gord is dying of terminal cancer and does not have much longer to live. I was lucky to get a good stream this morning and catch the ending of the concert.