Cazorla, oh Cathorla!

03 Aug

Are you one who is getting bugged with the Cazorla thingy? Are you frustrated with the lack of any changes on the Arsenal site? Do you keep banging the refresh button on your browser every 10 minutes?

Well, then you have company. This is seriously getting on my nerves now. I have been sitting here idle in front of my work PC, with a dozen sites open. BBC, Arseblog News, But, there seems to be no movement so far.

Well, all sites are saying it is going to happen sooner or later. Even I know that. But, you know you can’t heave a sigh of relief unless you actually see visuals of a short Spanish bloke, with bunny teeth looking confused at the sight of his new bright purple jersey on the official club website. Supposedly, he was absent from Malaga’s training session yesterday, under permission from the club of course, and he was snapped up at London airport. His Malaga teammate, Rondon has even wished him goodbyes. And these come from reliable sources. Well, I have no idea, who these reliable sources are, neither do you, but there you go.

The transfer fee is reported to be in the region of £12.5 million to £18 million, which will herald a complete change in transfer policy. And a shrewd transfer policy at that. Liverpool splashed £35 million on the unproductive Andy Carroll alone, while we have spent the same amount on 3 continental talents, 2 of whom are full internationals. Clearly, these are signs that the benefits are being reaped from the construction of the new stadium. It may have taken 6 years, but, hey, better late than never.

The fact that we have signed 3 attacking players, also means we will be able to soften the blow of van Persie’s imminent departure. There have been loads of pictures from training on the official site, but only one or two with the Dutchman in most of the recent galleries. Previously, say, last season, he was the more prominent of players in the photos. Not that it is anything to go by, but still. It is just like trying to stab in the dark.

There are reports that van Persie could yet consider an u-turn, and sign a new deal at the club, probably flanked by an apology, on his personal website, out of respect to ‘you’ guys of course. But, again it is just like trying to stab in the dark. Interest has died down pretty much, with most of the transfer market’s central news regarding Arsenal revolving around the signature of Santi Cazorla at the earliest.

According to reports, Juventus have still maintained an interest in signing the forward, while interest from Manchester United has all but died down. Manchester City don’t seem too keen on making an improved offer, from their existing £15 million bid which was reported. Juve are willing to offer £20 million, plus £190,000 in wages, without any taxes. The quicker this saga, the better for all of us.

The Cazorla transfer would also spark a rethink about the position of Theo Walcott at the club. Will he sign the new deal, considering Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is snapping at his heels, or will he bail out and sign for a Liverpool or Southampton, both of whom have been linked to the England winger in recent weeks. One thing’s for sure. If Walcott does stay, he will have to perform at his best, to remain in the first team. It will be interesting to watch.

Of course there is the Alex Song situation as well that has to be dealt with at the earliest. Barcelona players have already started to sing praises of our Cameroonian, Sergio Biscuits, leading the choir. It really leaves a bad taste. They have to do it all the time, don’t they. Started with Overmars, all the way upto Henry and Fabregas. I just hope we can tell them to bugger off, but it also depends on whether Alex Song wants to stay or leave.

The amount of development work Arsene Wenger has put in for Song, one would expect him to stay. But, c’mon we know this loyalty gibberish doesn’t exist anymore. Where do we stand with Fabregas, Adebayor, Nasri and van Persie. The club has t take a stance this season. Offer him a contract, and not stall over it for a year.

Meanwhile, negotiations are still on for a loan deal to sign Nuri Sahin. The complication arises when Arsenal have asked for an option to sign at the end of the loan. However, it is not yet confirmed whether Sahin or Real Madrid want that clause to be included. Sahin has stated that he wants to stay on and fight for a place, despite the fiercest of competitions and the impending transfer of Luka Modric from Sp*rs (who got fined for not attending training recently). Jose Mourinho has gone on to state that Sahin should look elsewhere, as he doesn’t fit into the ‘Special One’s’ plans.

Woah! Podolski, Giroud, Cazorla and Sahin. Footiegasmic or what. Ambition? Need any more than that, Robin?

Finally, I was watching a football show, where they were pronouncing Cazorla as Cathorla. Why not just name him that. And they just don’t pronounce it like it should. They have to exaggerratingly make sure their tongue touches the topmost point in their mouth. Crazy Spaniards!


That’s it for today!

Jai Arsenal 🙂


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Posted by on August 3, 2012 in General


7 responses to “Cazorla, oh Cathorla!

  1. shade

    August 3, 2012 at 6:55 PM

    Aw man… Its been a really frustrating day! I’ve been refreshing like crazy for the last 5 hrs… Who cares about the GB women’s team? Who cares about Gazidis joining the FA? Just show Cazorla in Red and White already damn it!
    Now I’ve made peace with the fact that they might not even post it today!

    • supreetkini

      August 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

      Yaay!!I got company!!

      • shade

        August 3, 2012 at 7:46 PM

        I think Wenger’s gone crazy! tats 40 mil we hav spent on players now… tat too over the age of 25? Wow!! wouldn’t have believed it if i wasn’t seeing it for myself!!
        Plus his solution to our leaky defence is to add more fire power!! That way we’ll never be out-gunned!! they score 4… no problem. we’ll score 5!
        Last year we came back from 2-nil to win. this year i can see us coming back from 3-nil or even 4-nil to win!!
        Ok. i guess u can clearly see tat this cazorla thing is messing with my head! so i’ll stop now

  2. Flo

    August 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

    Thank God song is not a catalunya we wil not encounter unnecessary noise from mad men so called barcelona players and the crew!

  3. Ella

    August 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

    Too bad, have it anymore, romours, gossip, bla bla bla… jus wanna see it comint to an end

  4. Waiting.....

    August 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

    Buddy you just spoke my words out… Same kind of anticipation, browsing all sources of gooner sites, just not getting the final news !!

  5. LAHS

    August 3, 2012 at 9:04 PM

    I’m checking for new about Cazorla all day, but really we know it’s in the bag. There will be more in and more out by the end of the transfer window and we’ll have a very different looking, and I hope more competitive team this season.

    it’s only in the English language a ‘th’ sounds like a ‘th’ if that makes any sence?
    ‘Z’ in latin languages can be ‘tz’ like pizza or more of a ‘th’ in some spanish words
    a ‘ch’ in italian is a english ‘k’ like Chievo the team or Chiellini the juve player
    and a ‘ci’/’ce’ is a english ‘ch’ like Ciao or cello the instrument

    if that sounds complicated, think of the foreigners who come to England and have to pronounce Norwich or Worcester. think of silent ‘w’s in the words sword or know, an ‘a’ in english can be said like apple,ate or Arsenal without any marking over the letters. In terms of pronunciation English is very tricky compared to spanish.


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