Question for the futbol affecionados (hey, its the offseason). Now that van Persie is leaving the Gunners, are the odds any better that Clint Dempsey gets his wish to play in the Champions league by signing with Arsenal? He's been rumored to be linked to Arsenal for a year or more.
Plus, now there's this huge squabble between the American majority owner of Arsenal and his minority shareholders, which probably is what pushed van Persie away. Don't they need to make a bit of a splash. Dempsey isn't van Persie but he was the #4 scorer int the EPL.
Or is Chelsea also going to be a possibility, now that Drogba has gone all
wang chung* crazy for lo mein. They are very different styles but they need to replace a few goals now. Both Didier and Clint were particularly good at scoring crucial goals when the team needed them. (Not saying Dempsey is as important or as good as Drogba; if I were picking a team, Drogba would by the first striker I take, the guy is just a winner.)
Just an American hoping Dempsey can get out of a team that will never be higher than 10th or so on the table....
* This was a reference to a bad song of the 80s that was lyrically but nebulously referential to a Chinese term, which actually was entirely made up by the artists. Apparently the PC Policy think its actually a racist reference, so as not to offend even the most sensitive among us, I changed the reference. Geesh.