First day of the summer transfer window opening and Arsenal took the opportunity to make the signing of Yaya Sanogo official by announcing it on the official website. The young Frenchman’s signing is one of the worst kept secrets amongst those connected with Arsenal and it was simply a case of when would he be confirmed by the club.
Due to his commitments to the France team at the current on-going U-20 World Cup tournament in Turkey the striker has not been available to do the customary photo shoot in the Arsenal kit alongside an exclusive interview. It will come in time of course but for now the official announcement may be enough to stem the frustrations of the fans that have had to contend with the past month of name after name linked.
On a personal level the past month has been unbearable as an Arsenal fan. Twitter is an enjoyable pastime, the banter and shared opinions with Arsenal fans is second to none. The last 30 or so days leading up to the opening of the transfer window coupled with the admission from Ivan Gazidis that Arsenal has the spending power to compete with the richer clubs for players has led to an apparent untold number of exclusive signings being claimed.
On a daily basis a different player was “in advanced negotiations” and a “done deal to be announced in a matter of days” only or the anticipation to be met with silence. It reminded me of a few years back when some preacher predicted the end of the world. He gave a date for the so called ‘rapture’ in which we laughed off, as the day came most of us despite the lack of credibility in the man’s claims slept the night before with one eye open. The day came and went, we even waited an extra day in case the guy miscalculated and forgot to carry the one, still nothing. When it was time to question this preacher on something he embarrassingly got so wrong it turns out he did a runner, fled in shame and eventually owned up and apologised.
The point I am trying to get to is we live in a world of false prophets, forever claiming to be the ones in the know yet never backing up their prophecies and in most cases doing a runner with the church roof fund in their back pocket. We have a new dawn of false prophets whose congregation are the social media dependant stratosphere we all rely on.
Despite genuine folk out there in the know for every one of those there are fifty or so who take to Twitter, gossip sites, Facebook or whatever else platform they can get their word out on to spread absolute fabricated tripe.The nameless twitter accounts and website authors who feed the news show no sign of going away, the difference is they have no need to apologize, they can just reinvent themselves under a new name.There are no true sources to many of the stories but it just takes one person to believe for it to be shared and then it spreads. Sometimes the red tops fall for these stories and run with it in their publications, this in turn adds more credibility to the stories and then the lie is so believable the only way to nip it in the blood is for Arsene to come out himself and deny point blank. That’s not going to happen so we have to live with it, take each name mentioned with a pinch of salt.
Stay strong Gooners, now that the window is officially open business will happen, we just need to stay calm and you never know the likes of Higuain, Fellaini and Rooney could surprise us and become Arsenal players by start of the season on the down side the world may actually end. For now Yaya is an Arsenal player, let’s appreciate that and welcome the Frenchman to our club before it all ends .
Enjoy your day people.
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