The Armchair Gooner

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Arsenal to let winger leave, Podcast duties and other bits.

Podcast listeners of the world unite in silent appreciation.

Morning, folks.

As I mentioned yesterday, I recently was presented with the opportunity to appear on the Bergkamp Wonderland podcast. Once mocking my mellifluous Bristolian accent was out of the way, the broadcast turned out to be really enjoyable, and very informative for you, the delicious listener.

And yes – I do get to perform one of my ‘raps’…

You can download/listen here.

As far as Arsenal news today is concerned, there’s the usual spattering of Luis Suarez vitriol, the odd burst of apologists’ lamenting and very little that’s in any way concrete. As is customary with matters of recruitment, we will all have to plunge ourselves through miles of excrement before emerging to the sweet smell of glorious truth. Think of it like Tim Robbins crawling to freedom in The Shawshank Redemption.

One player set to depart is the often maligned Gervinho. Famed more for his howling blunders in front of goal that tricky wing play, our Ivorian friend and his enormous forehead look set to leave for Italy – a £7m deal with Roma, to be precise.

Gervinho is one of those instances where it just hasn’t worked out. Those of you who have seen any of his days playing with Lyon (Edit: Lille… I’m an idiot) will know he does possess talent, and glimpses of that were the most we ever saw. He isn’t an appalling player by any means, perhaps the step up to a bigger club in a more competitive league was a little too much, and he buckled under the pressure.

At this stage, any deal to move away is the best outcome for all parties concerned. With Brazilian uber-child, Bernard being allegedly lined up as replacement, it certainly looks increasingly likely that something will happen in the next few days.

And that, my friends, is all for today. I’ve a busy day ahead of me tomorrow, and catching up on a little shut-eye currently is of paramount concern. I hope you’ll take a moment to listen to my dulcet tones on the podcast, and let me know a few of your thoughts below. Assuming you can understand a word that comes out of my mouth, that is. Us Bristolians are notoriously an incomprehensible bunch…

As always; thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.

Category: News
  • david says:

    Its time for arsene wenger to go because of his nonchanlante attitude to transfer

    July 26, 2013 at 9:05 am
    • Cupsui says:

      yeah and lets make you manager…sounds great to me

      July 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  • Had says:

    Gervinho used to be part of Lille FC not Lyon :)

    July 26, 2013 at 9:35 am
    • Cupsui says:

      he has got you there jimbo

      July 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm
  • Admir says:

    I don’t think Gervinho was all that bad like some people say. His debut was an ugly one with that cretin Barton being responsible for Gervinho’s red card. He had his moments, he can actually beat his opponent unlike most of our players when they are playing on the wing but he has beaten himself too many times to earn praise for his work.

    Funny, I think he had a special relationship with Ramsey on the pitch and in the cyber-world.

    July 26, 2013 at 10:10 am
  • Bob Seedhouse says:

    Great blog,as usual…real shame about Gerv. don’t really want him to go but probably inevitable…previous comment by David an absolute nob,makes me angry… Can you write a blog with a Bristolian accent ,would be hilarious ,and lighten our mood in our troubled times ..Take no notice I’m a silly old sod …good news a coming ……

    July 26, 2013 at 10:13 am
  • atid says:

    Glad the gerv is going can’t bear looking at that forehead any longer. Please take bendy chamakh and park with u then we have cleared the decks although question marks hang over diaby

    July 26, 2013 at 10:28 am
  • Chigooner says:

    Gerv leaving is the best for both parties.

    He is a good winger. He is the only one on the team who can take on opponents one on one and beat them nearly all the time but he is useless in front of goal.

    Contrast that with Walcott who only has his speed to beat opponents and that hardly works with really good defenders but once he’s past a defender he now rarely misses in front of goal.

    July 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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