Code:Originally Posted by Timvp Hanging yourself by your junk puts you into a separate category.
Like in the NBA, you have credible people like Adrian Woj, David Aldridge and so on who breaks stories but in the EPL and football for that matter, who the hell is reliable? It's all so wide spread and countries always report bullshit news that gets out as actual factual news when it was all crap.
BenayunYossi Benayoun plots perfect goodbye as Arsenal eye Yann M'Vila
Yossi Benayoun was plotting the perfect goodbye to Arsenal on Tuesday as speculation mounted they were about to welcome the France international Yann M'Vila.
Benayoun has revealed he wants to end his loan move from Chelsea by helping Arsenal to finish third in the Premier League, with automatic Champions League qualification set to provide a boost for their summer recruitment drive.
Reports on Tuesday suggested that they were on the brink of completing what would be a club‑record £17.7m signing of the Rennes midfielder M'Vila, who has long been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal appear to be succeeding in conducting their summer transfer business early this year, having been accused of panic signings at the end of the August window after selling Cesc Fábregas and Samir Nasri.
Benayoun was one of the new arrivals but has proven a useful addition to the squad in recent months as they have fought back from a horrendous start to the season to move to the brink of qualifying for the Champions League once more.
The final game of Benayoun's loan spell comes at West Bromwich Albion on Sunday, where Arsenal need to win to be certain of finishing third. That could also help to deny Benayoun's parent club, Chelsea, a top-four spot but the 32-year-old Israel captain could not care less.
"Since I came to Arsenal, I have always been committed to one club until the last game of the season," he said. "The only thing I want is for Arsenal to finish in third place – I don't care about anybody else.
"When I finish I will have to decide about my future. I am supposed to go back to Chelsea first and then we will see what the future holds.
"I finish here in a good way. In the last few months, I have been more involved. I think I have played a big part in the last few games. You always remember the end and I am happy with my performances in the last few months."
Arsène Wenger must now decide whether to try to make Benayoun's move permanent but his attention is said to be currently focused on fending off reported interest from Internazionale for his No1 target M'Vila. Should he succeed, M'Vila would be his second summer signing following the arrival of Lukas Podolski.
It would also be another statement of Arsenal's ambitions ahead of contract negotiations with Robin van Persie, who will sit down with them this summer to discuss extending his deal which expires a year later. Theo Walcott also has only a year left on his contract and he and Van Persie may wait to see who the club bring in before deciding whether to commit their long-term futures.
M'Vila's arrival would provide much-needed strength in central midfield, where Arsenal have suffered crippling injuries this season. He is also more defensive-minded than many of his prospective team-mates and would help to protect a back four that has been left horribly exposed at times.
Reports suggest he would cost £17.7m to prise from Rennes, who have lost their last two Ligue 1 games to end any hope they had of qualifying for next season's Champions League. Arsenal's current transfer record is the £15m they spent on Andrey Arshavin in 2009.
I liked him in the team. Too bad he is just on loan from Chelsea.
Congrats on getting M'Vila. Quality transfer imo.
That sucks, I guess we'll just have to wait for something credible but maybe resistanze and ginobili's bald spot know something we don't.
So should I include the bleacherreport along with the guardian, dailymail and goal.com in my block list?
I'd just wait until it's written in Arsenal.com. All those news links are just leads and are not to be taken as the gospel truth.
"... for we're only passing through, we're already ghosts."
Holy fucking shit City.
Manchester City 'offer Robin van Persie £250k-a-week to leave Arsenal'
The Dutch international has only a year left on his contract at the Emirates Stadium, leading to speculation over where his future may lie.
City are already blessed with talented options in their forward line, with boss Roberto Mancini able to call upon the services of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.
But the Italian may feel his table toppers would be strengthened with 37-goal forward Van Persie to call upon next season.
According to the Daily Star, they are prepared to pay him a quarter of a million pounds each week - which equates to £12 million a year - in order to make the switch to the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal are sure not to let him go without a fight, despite having signed Germany international Lukas Podolski to add to their own group of strikers.
Talks are expected between the Gunners and Van Persie over a new contract at the end of the season, but these could be impacted by the declaration of a huge City offer.
Daaaaaamn nobody is saying no to 1 million a month
I think it's okay if he goes to City. I will kill myself if he goes to Real Madrid.
Come on Bouchra, convince Robin more. We're all behind you!Family Ties: Mrs RVP with the news that every Arsenal fan wants to hear
Robin van Persie's wife, Bouchra, insists the family are happy with life in London - suggesting the Arsenal captain will stay at the Emirates
Robin van Persie will be staying at Arsenal – if his wife and mother get their way.
It’s the news every Gunner fan wants to hear and there will be in-depth contract talks between the club and their 28-year-old star striker this summer.
But as far as Robin’s wife Bouchra is concerned, their family comes first.
She said: “We have been in London for eight years now. As a family, we love it here.
“Robin is captain of Arsenal and, as many people claim, the leader of the Arsenal team.
“Arsenal believed in Robin when he was young and when he was considered as a bit of a rebel.
“We don’t want to upset things at home either. Our kids, Shaqueel and Dina, go to school here in London. And they are just as happy as we are.
“We still expect to sit down after this season is over and have a look at the future.
“We have to make some decisions at some point. But it is not just about Robin. He also thinks about us, his children and me.
“I also love it that everyone at Arsenal respects him. At the training ground, at the stadium, his teammates, the fans.
“Everyone comes up to me all the time to tell me how happy they are with him.
“I also see that Robin is really kind to everyone at Arsenal in return. As a skipper should be!
“A good captain should be concerned about the club, about the team, about everything involving Arsenal. Oh, and in the meantime, I have been promoted to ‘skip’s wife’.”
Even Van Persie’s mother, Jose, has joined the clamour for him to stay.
She said: “Arsenal is a beautiful club. They have no debts and Robin is being worshipped there.
“I honestly feel that the fans and the people at the club really love him. That is worth so much, too.
“When we go to Arsenal and we walk into the stadium with him, it is electrifying.
“As a mum, that fills me with pride. It is really fantastic. When Robin’s granddad, my dad, was over at the Emirates for his (91st) birthday and we were taking pictures inside, I heard grown-up people behind me say: ‘We love Robin’. As a mum, I could not wish for a nicer thing.”
Van Persie, speaking to lifestyle Magazine ‘Heroes’ in Holland, admits his mum is right.
“I have got to know everyone at the club. The kit man, the laundryman, everyone really. I know everyone by name. I love all that.’’
Wife Bouchra added: “When it was his grandad’s birthday, Robin took the entire family to the dressing room.
“His grandad went to sit in Robin’s seat in the dressing room and walked through every room of the home team. He loved it.’’
Van Persie added: “My grandad also wanted to walk on the pitch. But as we all know, the grass is almost sacrosanct and nobody can walk on it after a game. Not even your family.
“But when our groundsman saw grandad standing on the touchline, he said, ‘Robin, YOUR grandad can step onto the pitch’. Well, you see, that’s Arsenal.”
Van Persie says he will let his family choose after his career is over if they want to live in England or head home to Holland.
He ended: “While I am playing, I realise that it will be mainly me who decides where we live.
“If my kids want to go back to Holland, we will do. But that won’t be for another 10 years, I think.
“My kids speak better English than Dutch at this moment. They attend a real English school, not an international school.’’
A dude named Robin? Mother named Jose? Wife named Broucha? A kid named Shaqueel? Wow what a family
I hate articles like those. They raise your hopes only to rip out your heart at the end. I'll take theses things with a grain of salt from now on. It's a great feel good story but money speaks and Citeh are offering a lot of it.
He's in London though. Unless I'm a merc (crofl Nasri), incredibly stupid or I play for an incredibly year-for-year shitty team in London, I'm not going to move away from London. I'm being paid to play football in London, and I can afford the high cost of living there. Fuck moving to anywhere.
He's got a great situation in London going for him, and Arsenal is not exactly bush-league. While we have our struggles, he still experiences European football at a yearly basis.
We could make a list until we're blue in the face on why RvP should stay and we all know the reasons but at the end of the day, we'll see if money talks for RvP. There's nothing more than I want for him to stay. Like I've said before, the guy is the essence of Arsenal.
I found a picture of Robin van Persie wearing the away kit.
But seriously, that back line needs help this summer. RvP should refuse to sign unless Wenger signs at least 3 quality players.
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