27
Jan

Gallas given Gunners start & more on Arshavin


Written by Chris Wheatley

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Former Arsenal skipper William Gallas is likely to start for the Gunners in tomorrow’s crucial Premier League tie against Everton at Goodison Park.

The 31-year-old French centre half has been missing from the Arsenal side for several weeks due to a niggly hamstring injury.

With Johan Djourou and Kolo Toure, the latter rumoured to of fallen out with Gallas, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger seems reluctant to drop either of them. Despite that, he knows that Arsenal’s congested fixture list will force him to rotate his thin squad.

“Gallas is likely to be involved tomorrow,” said Wenger. “I have not picked the team yet but he will be with us of course.

“It will be at the expense of who it will be. That depends on the games and what kind of opposition we have.”

Gooner Talk have predicted this line-up for tomorrow evening’s match:

Almunia
Sagna – Djourou – Gallas – Clichy
Eboue – Denilson – Diaby – Nasri
Adebayor – van Persie

Of course, Gooner Talk will continue our build-up towards the game with a match preview in the afternoon. A report will be put up shortly after the game by our new report writer, Darius.

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In other news, Andrei Arshavin’s frustratingly ongoing move to Arsenal has been given some positive news with the quotes of Zenit St Petersberg director Maxim Mitrofanov earlier this afternoon.

Mitrofanov had earlier claimed in a Russian radio interview that a deal had been agreed with Arsenal, but now, according to him, Arshavin has put ‘money over success’.

He said:

“We’ve reached an agreement with Arsenal’s representatives about a different sum for the transfer.

“The amount would have been increased by decreasing the player’s wages, but because the player didn’t budge, neither us nor the Londoners found it possible to sign a contract for the agreed price. This decision was mutual and not just Zenit’s.”

“I think that we are very close to a deal, we really want to sell him but I hope the player can forget about the huge sums of money he is asking for and I hope he can find a compromise,” Mitrotanov.

“We are ready but it is his decision.

“Is it his dream or is it just a question of money?”

Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter has rebuffed those quotes whilst speaking to Gooner Talk.

After viewing Mitrofanov’s comments, he admitted that Zenit are ‘blaming’ the slowness of the deal on the player, instead of theirselves.

As usual, we’ll try our upmost to keep you updated with all the latest transfer news et al here at Gooner Talk.


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Magnus
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Magnus
7 years 5 months ago

1st

Mark
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Mark
7 years 5 months ago

not happening.

5th here we come. and then a negative money spiral.

all the fault of the idiots on the board who thought we didn’t need dein.

Magnus
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Magnus
7 years 5 months ago

It’s lonely up here LOL

jon
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jon
7 years 5 months ago

How have you spoken to his agent. lmao

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

does anyone know why gazidis is not negotiating this deal and why it has been lef tto Ke, every deal im involved with takes a yea, Friar???

the king of the world
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the king of the world
7 years 5 months ago

screw arshavin, its a waste of time. he says he wants to leave but now wants more money! now we’ll see if it really is his dream to move or not!!!!

Magnus
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Magnus
7 years 5 months ago

What we need tonight is a fat statement on arsenal.com

arsenal1234
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arsenal1234
7 years 5 months ago

Dennis texted me last night saying that Zenit are bluffing to buy some time!

I told you all this last night but you werre like no the fee is agreed blah blah

ali
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ali
7 years 5 months ago

great as always chris , when u need a true story u always come here

i wanted to ask u two Q , plz

do u really think that arshavin will be an arsenal player , and how ?

is it really depend on arshavin now ? to lower his demands ?

i have a great respect of your opinion 🙂 thank u

Orpington Gooner
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Orpington Gooner
7 years 5 months ago

Chris can you expand on what his Agent said – I have his Mobile No but he probably has been inundated with calls although he did return a text last night which at that point seemed positive.

Did you get the impression from him that the deal would go through?

Mark
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Mark
7 years 5 months ago

friar is a spokesman for fiszman. thats why we are screwed.

danny fiszman is laughing his ass off in switzerland. lets take the piss out of the fans.

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

Gazidis was hailed as some negotiating genius who brokered the whole of MLS or so it seemed and he hasnt even been involved??? strange

Orpington Gooner
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Orpington Gooner
7 years 5 months ago

Arsenal1234 If Zenit are bluffing it can only mean they think that someone else will step in and pay a higher amount: if so and he goes onto become a great player it will be very sad to think he could have been ours!

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

arsenal1234. I called his agent and he said exactly what you are saying. That number was real so all the doubters….pah!!!

cescy
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cescy
7 years 5 months ago

If they are bluffing for time, any inclination as to why?

dubgooner
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dubgooner
7 years 5 months ago

why is this russian not wanted by the fans. any signing that keeps eboue of the starting line up is a good signing. we should try to get richards of city.

Magnus
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Magnus
7 years 5 months ago

Can someone confirm who is negotiating on Arsenals behalf?

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

ok so why doesnt someone email him and post reply on here as im sure that next to none of your words are regarded as gospel…especially on a site where all you have to do to post comments under another name is enter the name you want

abc
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abc
7 years 5 months ago

In previous news tell us Arsenal has agree personal term with Arshvain, then Zenit announce they have reached transfer fee with Arsenal yesterday, the guardain report 14m.

So I guess Zenit want 17m fee, but Arsenal won’t pay it, so they find other way, ask for Arshavin making a compensation payment of about £3m to Zenit to smooth his departure, total 17M. Let Arshivn in Struggle to talk with Arsenal, so Wenger tell us transfer didn’t reached today in official site.

Ricky
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Ricky
7 years 5 months ago

Its a matter of time before he joins.. stop worrying folkes..

Not sure if signing him will mean we are guaranteed to finish in the top four but its a step in the right direction & we truely do need dein back to speed things up when it comes to transfers.

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

Ken Friar is handling negotiations and they are all being done electronically i.e. over fax which is also poor on our behalf

manuel
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manuel
7 years 5 months ago

villa winning again…

united thrashing wba…

possibly no new signings…

good night for us…

Ricky
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Ricky
7 years 5 months ago

we’ll this is why we need dein as i belive he would have been were ever arshavin is in the world finalising the deal in person.

Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

Fucking beejayzussssss!!!

Why the fuck is that useless pile of shite Eboue doing at the club, never mind effin startin????

Anyone feel free to answer that one…Thanks.

Ricky
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Ricky
7 years 5 months ago

only arsene knows. lol

gooner 111
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gooner 111
7 years 5 months ago

Sovietsky Sport just posted a VERY long interview with Mitrofanov. According to him Arsenal are in discussions with Lachter tonight to try and negotiate Arshavin’s wages

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

Ken Friar hasnt got a clue and as for Fiszman and Hill-Wood short arms and deep pockets…villa just won again…away to everton tomorrow…in desperate need of a win to stay in touch with Villa…hard times aye…someone throw me a positive..

Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

Oh yeah, David Dein, the genius who allowed Edu’s, Wiltord’s, Pires’ contratcs to all run down.

Any fool who thinks that tangoed c*nt would be able to sprinkle some magic dust and instantly sign any player we have difficulty signing must be naive beyond belief..

Gooner Chris
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7 years 5 months ago

Yes I did, but to be fair, he could tell me anything.

He knows I run an Arsenal site, so he’s unlikely to tell me –

“Arshavin will stay at Zenit, the contract he has been offered is too low for him”

I believe we’ll sign him, it’s just a matter of patience now.

Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

Positives?

We will beat Everton 3-1 tomorrow.

manuel
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manuel
7 years 5 months ago

a positive… united look good winning at wba…

oh wait that’s not a positive. sorry. nope fresh out of positive.

oh we do have players coming back from injury – does that count? huh? no? no didn’t think so.

sorry.

Gary
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Gary
7 years 5 months ago

Gallas starting is not a good decision if you ask me (ok…I know you didn’t). He will get eaten alive on set pieces by Fellaini (sp).

cescy
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cescy
7 years 5 months ago

gooner111 can u link the article?

gooner
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gooner
7 years 5 months ago

Villas luck must be running out soon…Its just sick.

Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

Positives?

Ive got Friedel, Ronaldo, Vidic and Defoe in my fantasy football team.

Magnus
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Magnus
7 years 5 months ago

Gary, don’t forget Cahill….nuf said!

brian the iron
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brian the iron
7 years 5 months ago

go go gunners

Gary
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Gary
7 years 5 months ago

True dat!!

manuel
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manuel
7 years 5 months ago

spike, ive got davies (curtis), ronaldo, defoe and cisse who got an assist. quite happy with that.

other than that the results couldnt have been any worse for us tonight.

BIG pressure on tomorrow and im not sure our midfield can deal with that pressure.

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

Gooner Chris, do you think Arshavins wage demands are the real stumbling block, as his agent told me last night that the player was ‘desparate’ to play for Arsenal. Hardly a good move to demand unreasonable amounts of cash then???

fred
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fred
7 years 5 months ago

– What to you is seemed the development of situation?

– This evening (on Tuesday. – Editor’s notes) “arsenal” it will attempt to regulate differences with Dennis [Lakhter]. I hope that a question will be decided positively. Transfer window in Europe is shut on February 2, but for the London club it is necessary to still obtain permission to the work in England for Andrey. But this, count, the pair of workdays. Therefore we immediately understood: all components must be discussed the later in the first half of day on Wednesday January 28 (

http://uk.babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.sovsport.ru%2F&lp=ru_en&.intl=uk&fr=ytff-yff3

Samir
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7 years 5 months ago

Villa get all the decisions again, yawn..

fred
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fred
7 years 5 months ago
Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

Funnily enough, I think we will win tomorrow. Everton are well organised and as long as we approach the game with the rightn attitude and dont act like we’re on Rohypnol, that is!

Spike
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Spike
7 years 5 months ago

What decisions did Villa get tonight?

The Brain
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7 years 5 months ago

Apparently Latcher is not involved in negotiations.

manuel
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manuel
7 years 5 months ago

villa didnt really get all the decisions. pompey missed out on a few, but they werent anything major.

pompey probably deserved a draw, but villa defended well so there you go.

Paul
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Paul
7 years 5 months ago

‘Apparently Latcher is not involved in negotiations’

Who said?

goonerdan
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goonerdan
7 years 5 months ago

just read that interview with mitrafanov… he said that we are in discussions with dennis lacther tonight and that a logical solution woul have to be came to by tomorrow (28th) in order for work permit etc to all go through before 2nd feb..Zenit basically want 2.5mil of a 5mil signing on fee given to arshavin when he signed new contract in 2006..problem is he wants us to pay that or give him higher wages to cover him paying for it…hmmm

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