The Sun has made the shock announcement that Wenger would try to buy Neymar, one of the most exciting young talents in world football, if he had the money. Well that’s a surprise. Of course, with City/Chelsea/Barcelona/Real Madrid/[insert name of big European club] all vying for the Brazilian, it is pretty much an impossible transfer for Wenger to make.
“If I had the money today, I’d put it on Neymar.
“You can’t say that Neymar is Pele as he had won the World Cup by the age of 17.
“He has the potential to be one of the future great strikers but at the moment there’s a big difference between the Brazilian league and a European league.”
Every big club in Europe is thought to be after him, so is it any surprise that Wenger likes him too? Wenger would buy Messi if he could, but clearly doesn’t have the money nor does Messi have any intention of coming here. The Sun really does like to live up to its reputation with these ridiculous headlines…
Now for some real news, and it has been announced that the Emirates Cup will not be taking place next year due to the London Olypmics. I’m happy that the club is working with the Olympic team to make sure that there isn’t too much pressure on the London infrastructure during that busy time. It’s a shame because the cup is a great way for fans to get cheap tickets to see Arsenal against decent quality opposition. Wenger oftens uses these games to test our youngsters and the possibility of seeing Arsenal lift a trophy is always a positive thing!
Gazidis said the following:
“Although we are disappointed that we cannot stage the Emirates Cup in 2012, we completely understand and accept the situation.
“Over 100,000 people have attended the Emirates Cup each year since we introduced the competition in 2007, and this would have only added to the demands on London’s infrastructure during the Olympics.
“Of course, we would have preferred the Emirates Cup to have been staged in 2012, but we completely respect the situation and like everyone, are fully supportive of, and looking forward to a successful London 2012 Olympic Games.
“We are already planning ahead to bring three high-profile clubs to Emirates Stadium for 2013.”