Arshavin Deal Off
Arshavin is reported to be on his way back to Russia after Arsenal failed to meet his personal terms.
Having chased this guy for four weeks, Arsenal incompetence in the transfer market has been exposed. Any professional club would have spoken to his representatives beforehand to gauge what level of wages he would want, we would have then given an indication of our offer. Why wait until now to realise he wants £100K a week and then we counter it with £50K.
If as reports indicate we do not get our man, the board needs to resign for the shambolic way in which they have operated not only in this transfer window but in the previous one too.
Under the tutelage of David Dein this deal would have been wrapped up weeks ago and we would now be looking at our second deal, for those who think this is folly, cast your minds back to January 2006, we signed Diaby and Adebayor very quickly and then moved on to secure the signature of Walcott.