Thursday 19th February is clearly known as bullshit day on Fleet Street (not that any of the papers are actually on Fleet Street anymore), but we have been treated to the The Star going with an Adebayor to Barcelona in the summer story, The Mirror says we are interested in signing Huntelaar from Real, and the The Sun reckons we are after a young bloke from PSG called Mamadou Sakho who Wenger has "been tracking", presumably like a deer over the Scottish Highlands.
On top of that, its widely reported today that Arsenal's first pay offer to Walcott is well below the £50,000 a week that he wants (I bet not by much and I wish Walscott's agent would keep this shite out of the press) and to cap it all off, there is stuff surfacing today that the person who had a bust up with William Gallas in the French squad in Euro 2008, who everyone knew at the time was Samir Nasri, was, in fact, none other than.....Samir Nasri. Amazing.
However, what is great about the Nasri / Gallas bust-up is it apparently kicked-off because Nasri sat in the seat on the team bus that was usually reserved for Thierry Henry, but Henry had been out of the team for a bit and therefore had not been on the bus much, so Nasri had been sitting there. Some time later, when Mr Prima Donna Henry returned to the team and wanted his seat back, Nasri didn't move quite fast enough, so all the old guard French players had a massive strop at him. Unbelievable.
I can't help thinking that the two people who come out of this farcical piece of childish behaviour are Messieurs Henry et Gallas. What a bunch of prized twats they are. In fact, I quite like the fact that Nasri initially refused to move seats - why the fuck would it matter where you sit on the bus? Your professional footballers representing your country in Euro 2008. Grow up.
It does also echo somewhat with Henry's general level of crap behaviour in his last season at Arsenal, where he spent most of the season shouting at his team mates and generally blaming everyone else. This also confirms impression that both Henry and Gallas were not good choices for the Arsenal captaincy. I may be wrong, but I just wouldn't expect Cesc Fabregas to have a "favourite seat on the bus", or to get a strop on if someone else was sitting in it.
At least the England team fall out over proper stuff, like losing massive amounts of money to each other playing cards, or from catching STDs in Wayne Rooney's latest granny-gang-bang. At least that is the sort of stuff that the kids in Essex can aspire to.