There are three types of deadwood that I can think of. The type who you wonder what the hell you were thinking, the type you think, oh well it didn’t work out, and the ones you know are fantastic players and as soon as you sell them they will go on to be superstars and score hat-tricks against you.
Guess which category I am putting Andrey Arshavin in? We all know that he has got gold dust in his boots, but things have come to a head between him and Arsenal and he had almost resigned himself to leaving. I, personally, hope that he stays at the Emirates and shows Arsenal fans just how good he can be.
If we do let him go, however, I will be furious if it is to Fulham for the miserly amount of £1 million that they have reportedly offered. One? Are you frikkin kidding me man? Now that would be a bitch slap.
Maybe Wenger should tell Arshavin that he can join Fulham for free, after he gives his best for Arsenal for a season. If he does give his best then I guarantee he would not want to leave. Arsenal fans would take him to their heart in a second if he delivered some passion. I think that Wenger knows this and is using some psychology on the Russian to get the best out of him.