Arsenal To Unveil Mathieu Debuchy and Possibly Loic Remy At 11pm Today?
Speculation has mounted that Mathieu Debuchy to Arsenal is a deal only waiting to be announced, while the Gunners have been favourites all summer to land Loic Remy who was on loan at Newcastle last season.
Alexis Sanchez from Barcelona for around £30m is another deal that Arsenal are said to have tied up.
The 11pm (apologies but earlier we said 11am due to dodgy information) reference in the title is to do with Arsenal’s official launch of their new kit, which definitely happens today, marking the first visible sign of their £30m a year deal with Puma which is now in place.
The Gunners have great experience of stage managing these moments and it has been heavily rumoured that the launch of the new kit will also be the moment when Arsene Wenger unveils his new signing(s).
The Sanchez and Debuchy deals look to be already well over the line but it remains to be seen whether Remy is joining them, whether that is today or sometime in the future.
As Newcastle fans we are like grubby urchins peering through the window, with new signings a bit thin on the ground to make a big song and dance about, not that United seem even capable of putting on a proper show when we do actually sign a half decent credible player such as Siem De Jong.
In terms of new kit, the midnight launches of not that long ago at St.James’ Park with thousands queuing around the block, seem like a lifetime ago. Now the kits go on sale almost in secret with minimal promotion, while fans increasingly appear to be boycotting the official kit due to Ashley’s running of the club and/or the association with a brand like W****.
Exactly what benefit, either Puma or Newcastle United are getting out of their current association, is open to question.
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