Not very interesting news this really but the press are trying to whip up a storm between Aston Villa and Arsenal.
The problem arose when Arsenal were seemingly given an extension to the transfer window in order to bring in Russian striker Andrey Arshavin with the press yesterday suggesting that Martin O'Neill would use his press conference to attack the way the signing was made.... Basically he didn't!
With both clubs competing for a space in the top four, some have said it was unfair they were able to sign the Ruski (is he that good? If so why has he spent so long in the Russian league instead of getting snapped up by one of the big European clubs? Time will tell, it is an open question, I have no clue at all... which you all sort of figured out years ago I'm sure! LOL) however MON didn't make an issue of it but did say that our COO or CEO, not sure he is at all bothered by titles, although he does hold the power to make me take off my hat... Paul Faulkner will be at a Premier League meeting today where it will no doubt be brought up.
When asked he told the press, 'I would have nothing to say at this minute because Paul Faulkner has told me there is a Premier League meeting on Thursday and I think some points are being raised - although not necessarily by us as Aston Villa. I think there is going to be clarification about the transfer window extension. Absolutely. Am I concerned by it? Listen, I'm not.'
So there you go, a storm in a Russian tea cup. As for Arsene Wenger I'm quite quite sure he didn't see it!
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