Arjen Robben's Dad's not a Spud

"Absolute nonsense. We don't talk with Tottenham. At the moment we don't talk with any club. Of course, things can change overnight, but one thing is sure: Arjen will certainly not join Tottenham."- Arjen Robben's dad, evidently not an SpudWell, that's emphatic. Arjen Robben's dad couldn't have been more emphatic that he'd ripped off his shirt to reveal an Arsenal tattoo with the motto "Death to Tottenham" written in blood-red ink. I think it's an indication of the regard in which Tottenham is held in the Robben family.I suppose this means Tottenham's list of potential pacy, injury-prone wingers shortens by one. Which isn't a bad thing. They've already got Lennon, and Modric, and Bentley and Gio dos Santos out on the wings. Although Arjen Robben's better than the lot of them, that's a grouping that'll do. A prudent man would look at Tottenham's list and say that other areas require strengthening.Then again, I think pacy, injury-prone attacking midfielders are the footballing equivalent to a plate of Tim Tams on a coffee table - it's psychologically impossible not to take at least one. Very possibly, that's the reason Arsenal seem to be so laden with effete, creative types who like to play in the "hole".Many's the day that Wenger went to the Transfer Market looking for a sturdy defender, but came back with a Nasri or a Rosicky. He'd drive up to London Colney with a sheepish look on his face, and when confronted by Ken Friar or Ivan Gazidis, he'd give a nervous titter and say:"But look at (Nasri/Rosicky/Hleb/Diaby)! He's got so much potential! And so cheap!"And Ken or Ivan would just give Wenger an indulgent smile, ruffle his hair and send him off to play with his toy football team.Then again, Robben IS a very good player. And truthfully, a team with Robben, Arshavin, Cesc, Nasri and Song would be very frightening. He wouldn't cost more than £12 million. So maybe, just maybe, we should buy him?The thing about pacy, injury-prone wingers is that you can't help but make a bid for them....

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