Thursday, September 01, 2011

Deadline day drama at Arsenal HQ

It was 2100 BST on Wednesday at Arsenal's Highbury House headquarters and club officials were exhausted following the most frenetic few hours in transfer window history.

In the chief executive's office, Ivan Gazidis had spent the day making phone calls to agents and officials at other clubs as he tried desperately to complete the spending spree that the summer sales of Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri had enabled and which the humiliating 8-2 defeat by Manchester United had subsequently made a necessity.

A few yards away, club secretary David Miles, chief accountant Stuart Wisely and head lawyer Svenja Geissmar were working furiously, filling out registration documents and ensuring they were emailed to the Premier League. In all, 20 officials from the club's finance and legal departments were working harder than they could remember.


Bartholomew said...

All in all we might just nick 4th now.


pretty decent with Ramsey/Park/Walcott/Gibbs/Koscielny/Frimpong giving us a good bench and tommy, arshavin, djourou, chamakh and the kiddies a decent squad of players when everyone's asses are still sore.

Bobbie BS said...

No way is that squad deeper or better than Liverpool's, and the Gunners are already 6 points and 8 goals behind 4th place. They're fucked.

Anonymous said...

Craig said...
Couldn't agree more Bobbie.
I'm thinking a 6th place finish this year.

The Editor said...

It means Arsenal can once again field a side in the Carling Cup that is different than the League...