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Waiting for the trigger

Waiting for the trigger

Reading between the lines, it looks like Oba Martins` move to Ashburton Grove is drawing ever closer. Following the suggestion in the broadsheets yesterday that Wenger will be completing a double swoop, the bespectacled one signed Bakari Sagna as stage one. The Evening Standard yesterday ran the story that stage two - activating Oba`s trigger clause - would be coming by the end of the week.

Interestingly from our end the suggestion is that Martins is after a pay hike up to close to what EMO is on, which we`re not willing to do.

Overall - I can't say I'm surprised. His behaviour towards the end of last season and early this summer has been really erratic. Switching his agent was an opening shot, quickly followed by no-shows for the Watford game and Nigeria matches, before being topped off by the Lagos drive by incident.

Naturally Jonathan Barnett will be whispering sweet nothings in his ear to try and get his 5% cut of £13m, promising the lad the earth like he did to Dyer. However whilst Dyer got the huge pay hike he was after I don`t think we`ll be playing ball with Oba.

Whilst sorry to see him go I`ll be happy if we replace him with Gudjohnsen, pocket a bit of Pat Cash and reinvest in a similar pacey player who we can bed in - a Darren Bent type, signed from somewhere like Ipswich and brought up to PL standard, all for a £3m-4m type fee. I've a funny feeling that Rigters at Blackburn will do well, having been signed for a pittance like McCarthy.

I'd be hoping for a front four of:

Viduka, Owen, Gudjohnsen and someone else.

Stroller, with his fake hip and zimmer, and Carroll, as one for the future, aren't good enough for where we are aiming for at the current time.

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Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Wednesday July 11 2007
Time: 9:03AM

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Sad news. Always thought he'd be around a bit longer than 11 months.
SirLes
11/07/2007 09:31:00
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it was always on the cards that a top 4 team would come in for him if he did well. same situation with tevez and mccarthy. mid table prem clubs have become selling clubs. isnt it about time a club made a stand and held onto an unhappy player and made the ungrateful ****er stay, play and be happy!?
Dales_Dad
13/07/2007 09:52:00
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