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Where are they now? Charles-Cook, Meade, Squillaci, Santos & Roberts
Following on from out other two parts (Angha, Eastmond, Wynter, Monteiro, Ebecilio & Denilson & Arshavin, Watt, Neita, Rees, Shea & Mannone) we now look at how Charles-Cook, Meade, Squillaci, Santos & Roberts have got on since leaving Arsenal in the summer.
What do Arsenal and Bury have in common? Reice Charles-Cook has been on the books, but not played for, both. I might be being a bit harsh on the youngster, who is just 19, but he has done nothing of note since leaving us.Jernade Meade
Many were unhappy that Jernade Meade was not given a chance at Arsenal, but nearly 20, and with Gibbs, Monreal & Vermaelen ahead of him, it would have been hard to justify giving him a new contract. He joined Premier League Swansea on a free transfer and is 3rd choice left back behind Ben Davies, who is 6 months his senior, and Neil Taylor. He has yet to make his 1st team debut, however has played 3 times for their under 21s. Proof, if needed, that Arsenal were correct to let him go.
It would not of taken much to improve on his 1 league goal in 2 seasons for Arsenal and upon signing for French Ligue 1 Bastia, he has played in 8 of the clubs 9 games for Bastia, firmly becoming their 1st choice centre back. He has clearly re-found his level, at a mid table French club.
After his loan spell at Gremio came to an end, he signed for Brazilian side Flamengo in July this year. Due to the nature of the Brazilian league, he has not yet played for his new side. Report of him hanging around the Arsenal Fish Bar at the top of Blackstock Road are untrue. He was last seen playing against me on FIFA, where he had a shocker of a game at left back.
The 19 year old Irish striker born in Newham is now plying his trade in Scotland for Scottish Championship side Falkirk. Clearly another who did not get away. In 8 league games, he has scored 4 league goals, making him the 7th top scorer in the league. According to Falkirk’s website, you can sponsor his boots.
Tomorrow: Hajrovic, Gervinho, Chamakh, Bihmoutine & Henderson
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Arsenal fans commemorate the move from South to North London
It’s not often that you live to see your beloved club celebrate such a prestigious event such as 100 years in the manor which brought all their successes. On Friday September 6th, Arsenal fans will be brought together to commemorate the club’s move from Plumstead to Highbury, (or more broadly ‘South to North London’).
This unique day will begin at 3pm when Gooners will congregate at the Dial Arch restaurant & bar. The Dial Arch is located where the 1st Woolwich Arsenal team met, in Dial Square, whilst working in the Royal Gun Factory. They were very highly skilled in their job. Arsenal fans will get to see where it all began as well as enjoy a delightful lunch and talk about their own memories of The Arsenal.
The Gunners faithful will then move on to travel and emulate the journey which took place 100 years ago, from South London, to Highbury. At 7pm a brief visit to the former Highbury stadium, now Highbury Square, will be followed by a private event at The Gunners Pub on Blackstock Road, where all proceeds will be donated to a chosen charity. Celebrations will go long into the evening, also containing a guest DJ, Kiss FM frequenter Mike Delinquent of The Arsenal Horse, who organised these September 6th celebrations with Una & Andy from The Gunners Pub.
“I think it’s important for fans to remember where we started and what we have become. This club is special and has a wonderful history. What better way to celebrate the 100 years in Islington by making the exact journey our previous team did, all those years ago.” Mike said.
Mike, real name Michael Panteli, is a a lifelong Gooner and also contributes to new blog The Arsenal Horse (@TheArsenalHorse) with Gunners buddy Paul Hewett, who have both been to memorable Highbury matches over the years.
It promises to be quite a day for die hard Gooners, it’s expected to be a fun day! Make sure you’re there!Follow @TheArsenalhorse
Special thanks to Andy Kelly & Mark Andrews.