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Arsenal: Tales from the Media

PUBLISHED: 18:36 07 October 2009 | UPDATED: 16:29 07 September 2010

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes Arsene Wenger could end up on the board of the club. I ve always wanted to see him in a position on the board because he is so valuable to the club, Dein told Sky Sports News. He ll be 60 in a few weeks

Former Arsenal vice-chairman David Dein believes Arsene Wenger could end up on the board of the club.

"I've always wanted to see him in a position on the board because he is so valuable to the club," Dein told Sky Sports News.

"He'll be 60 in a few weeks' time and if he ever thought it was too strenuous then he may decide to do something else."

Current director, Ken Friar, told Arsenal.com he hopes Wenger stays for life.

"He will be welcome here with his lovely wife and daughter forever," said Friar, who said bringing the Frenchman to the club in 1996 was "never a risk''. He added: "He'd won the French title at Monaco, he was French manager of the year - so he wasn't a complete rookie coming off Hackney Marshes."

Meanwhile, Cesc Fabregas has revealed his best pal at the Emirates these days is fellow midfielder Tomas Rosicky.

"Tomas is my best friend, but I get on well with everyone at Arsenal," he told fourfourtwo.

"Tomas is one I spend most of my time with and outside of football - he is the person I do most things with.

"He takes me to his Czech restaurant, it's not very good. We play on Playstation, watch DVDs, or whatever."

On-loan Gunner Jay Emmanuel-Thomas was substituted at half time during Blackpool's 4-1 hammering at Crystal Palace and afterwards Tangerines boss Ian Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette: "We were fancy-danning it around a bit. It might be Arsenal's way, but it ain't our way.

"It's a rude awakening for the lad - he's only 18, but off you come son."

When Arsene Wenger commented "Can you buy players at Waitrose?", a lightbulb clearly came on above the head of some bright spark in the supermarket's marketing department.

SportsPro magazine has praised Waitrose's new north-London-centric poster campaign, which reads: "Sorry Mr Wenger, we don't sell footballers at Waitrose. But you will find all the other essentials for a match at home."

Meanwhile, some members of the Chicago Bulls team attended the 6-2 thrashing of Blackburn. "It was an extremely exciting game to watch," Bulls rookie Taj Gibson told the Chicago Tribune. "We got a taste of overseas, how they love their football."

And, also across the pond in the US, if you think you're a committed fan, time to introduce Nesan Sinnadurai ...

The 62-year-old IT worker makes an 8,000-mile round-trip from his home in Atlanta, Georgia to Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror.

He has averaged 18 games a season since moving from England 31 years ago and tells the paper: "An Arsenal game is more than anything in this world - my wife thinks I'm crazy.

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