Two main things to go through today. First is regarding the possible transfer of Chamakh to Arsenal. Now, we know that the Moroccan’s contract will be up in the summer and he can sign for another club for free. At the moment he could sign a pre-agreement with a club of his choice.
The striker has stated very openly of his desires to join Arsenal. This latest update on this transfer saga that has been happening since before the start of the current season, came via Bordeaux’s chairman who was quoted that a deal is already agreed between both parties. If that is the case, then it means that the striker will only join in the summer after the World Cup finals.
Which also means that Bendtner gets to continue in his current role for the club. The deal could have an impact on the Dane’s future at the club. Chamakh is a similar type of player to Bendtner. Both brings with them a different sort of game than the likes of Eduardo, Vela and Walcott. Hopefully Bendtner takes this as a challenge to really cement his place in the first team to ensure that he does not get the Senderos treatment, even if Chamakh do arrive next season.
The second is that if we do not win anything this season, the age and experience factor cannot be use as an excuse. Well, according to our captain anyway. Fabregas has come out to the media to not only affirm his loyalty to Arsenal but also to say that statement.
Like always, you can’t really argue with what he has to say. Since Henry left 3 seasons ago(including the current one), Wenger has moved to his youth project. Most of the current crop has played since that season. While we can fault inexperience for that first year, the same can’t be applied 3 years on.
Gallas and Almunia are in the 30’s and will no doubt be among the old heads in the team. Sol Campbell falls within the same category. RVO, Fabregas, Clichy, Sagna, Arshavin and Eboue are now season pros. Only Song, Denilson, Bendtner and Nasri could really claim to have only 1 full season of top flight English football.
So, it looks like in our heads and the heads of the our players at least, that we have sufficient knowledge and experience in our ranks to add to the empty column that list the trophies that Arsenal have won before that is located in the second tier of the Emirates Stadium.