Arsenal have hiked season ticket prices for next season despite saying there would be a freeze on them. Well, I say hike…the difference in price from this season is the increase in VAT so I have, admittedly, overplayed that increase to the point where I think I have probably written a falsehood. But, hey, what are you going to do? You can go to now and find how much you will have to fork out.
I like many of you will stump up my dosh and look forward to another season of, well, who knows? Anyway, one player who seems to be set to come to Arsenal in the summer is Marouane Chamakh and today’s Daily Mail quotes Samir Nasri on the Bordeaux striker potential arrival, who has scored 13 goals in 34 Ligue 1 games this term, on a Bosman free.
‘It would be a great signing for us,’ Nasri said. ‘He is a player that I really like. Chamakh plays for the team, gives everything and works very hard. He has big potential and would fit perfectly in our team.’
Meanwhile, in the Mirror that under-performing meerkat Andrey Arshavin reckons Robin Van Persie’s return from injury came too late to save our season. You don’t say! He said: “Unfortunately it Van Persie’s return is slightly too late to win a trophy. He had a big impact last season and was doing well before his injury, and he is now showing his quality again. It would be easier for us without the injuries. I cannot say we would be champions but it would be easier for us.”
Arshavin could be back for Manchester City and adds in the paper. “This season has been tough, tight, sometimes it was even difficult for me and my team but in general it was not bad. It was a shame for me [to miss matches]. I was watching as my team was losing but it was a shame because I could not help my team-mates.”
Arshavin adds in the Sun: “This season has been tough but hopefully we will win our last three games. We have scored a lot of late goals and we have to use that spirit again next season. We can fight again next season.” If you are still with us, my little beauty.
Elsewhere and in the Telegraph Manchester City captain Kolo Toure warns Emmanuel Adebayor to stay calm on his return — seven months after his goal celebration in our 4-2 defeat earned him a £25,000 fine and a suspended two-match ban when he raced the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of us. Twot.
Touré said: “I have had a word with him [Adebayor] and Patrick Vieira has as well. Maybe it will be really tough for Ade because of everything that happened at the first game. The Arsenal fans are waiting for this game.  But Ade is intelligent and will just be focusing on the game and trying to win. He needs to keep calm and focus on the game because he is a professional player.  The last game was really difficult for him, but he needs to show more intelligence, be calm and not do anything because we all know that what he did was not the best reaction.”
Writing in the Bugle, revered scribe Henry Norris said: “Berate this arrogant shit for the entire 90 minutes and remind him who made him the player he is. Having said that, please subscribe to polite clapping for both Kolo Toure and Patrick Vieira. Good day to you, sirs…Senga, open the gin my dear, it’s going to be a long, long day.”

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