Friday, August 6, 2010

Igor Akinfeev and Arsenal move

Well, a lot of reports on Arsenal's pursuit of the impressive Russian shot-stopper seem to have contradicted themselves, as confirmations of his stay at CSKA Moscow pour in.

It's pretty obvious that not even Andrey Arshavin's pep talk nor the bargaining prowess of Arséne Wenger could lure the goalkeeper to North London, at least not this season. The 24-year-old has opted to stay in Russia, where he's literally worshipped by the club's faithful.

The trail is cold it seems. Something like right man, right club, but wrong timing, hopefully another overzealous reporter won't dig this up in a bid to unsettle our fragile goalies.