Arsenal Mediawatch: Song spills the beans on Gunners' dressing-room habits
Jem Maidment brings you all the latest quirky Arsenal news….. Alex Song has been revealing some secrets about his teammates. The Arsenal midfielder, who signed a new contract keeping him at Emirates til 2014, told SOCCER AM that Gael Clichy is the club s
Jem Maidment brings you all the latest quirky Arsenal news.....
Alex Song has been revealing some secrets about his teammates.
The Arsenal midfielder, who signed a new contract keeping him at Emirates til 2014, told SOCCER AM that Gael Clichy is the club's best trainer - "he is always first on the training pitch" - the biggest moaner is Andrei Arshavin, while Thomas Vermaelen is the club's hardman, just shading Mikael Silvestre.
The quickest is Theo Walcott - "he's like a Ferrari" - the club joker Emmanuel Eboue because "he makes everyone happy in the dressing room" while Robin van Persie is the most skilful player.
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But when asked who's the most intelligent there was a long pause before he shrugged "Silvestre".
And for the worst taste in music? Nicklas Bendtner, hands down. "I don't know what it is, but I don't like it. I always tell him to turn it off."
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So there you have it...
On more serious matters, an irate Ian Wright vented his spleen on TALKSPORT after last Sunday's morale-sapping defeat.
"Didier Drogba always scores against us - even when he ain't playing!" said the feisty retired goalgetter.
And he wasn't too impressed with the result.
"When Chelsea scored I just couldn't see how or when we were going to score. And that really worries me."
Didier Drogba, whose two goals made it ten in 11 outings against the Gunners going back to 2004, is the winner of the Confession of the Week award - he was once an Arsenal supporter.
He told CHELSEAFC.NET: "I like to play against Arsenal because they used to be the team people supported in France because of all the French players there, so I was supporting them as well."
With friends like him, etc ...
L'EQUIPE claimed this week former Liverpool coach Jacques Crevoisier recommended a young Drogba to Arsene Wenger when he was at Le Mans in 2000. But with no goals in 11 appearances for the French outfit, Wenger chose not to bother...
Staying on the continent, LA GAZZETTA DELLO SPORT claims Inter's teenage striker Mario Bolatelli is keen on a move to Emirates after being left on the bench. A move in January could happen, it says.
And for all of you who are still trying to work out exactly how agents are good for the game, or even a necessary evil, you'd have recoiled in horror at ARSENAL.COM this week.
It revealed agents were paid a total of �70.7 million by the 20 Premier League clubs between 1 October, 2008 and 30 September 2009.
And, despite the recession, Arsenal contributed �4,760,241 of that figure, which roughly equates to the matchday revenues of two Premier League matches at Emirates.
Which tells you what is wrong with football in 2009...