Henry is now gone for sure, it has been confirmed that he will be playing for Barcelona next season – probably the biggest bomb sofar in European football if you ask me. One interesting thing is that when asked to give the main reason for his depature from London, the French stated that “Arsene Wenger didn’t commit to the club by signing a new contract, I don’t know if he will stay..” which immediately raised questions regarding Wenger and his future as well. And of course, with Wenger leaving the ball switched to Frabregas as well. Arsenal are in big trouble if you ask me, we can’t expect them to be anything but a team in the middle without Henry, even though people might argue that he was missing from most of the last season and that they did ‘good’, I don’t agree. Henry still played around 10 games in the premiership and scored 7 goals, I think 5 of them were winning, and without those five wins, Arsenal would have dropped at least 5 places in the table.
On another note, it is now reported yet again from Madrid/Spain that Liverpool officials are in town to discuss Fernando Torres, the latest demand from Atletico is 24 million euro + Luis Garcia, Liverpool are instead looking to offload Djibril Cisse, a player whom the value at around 8 million pounds after his run with Marseille. However, former Liverpoolplayer and current Bolton coach Sammy Lee is reported being interested in the versatile striker as well. I say give him to Atletico and keep Garcia! Another important building block for the side would be the signing of right wingback/winger Alessandro Mancini of Roma. But yet again, it’s too much taken out of thin air to be reliable, Alves (who yesterday won the Copa del Rey with Sevilla) or Mancini would be great signings though.
And, finally – the U21 championship crown has been given to the Netherlands again!