The big TV screen where we used to mull over proposed transfers may have been taken down here in the Football Transfer Tavern now that deadline day is over, but one thing is for sure.
We are certainly more than willing to fill the space with a huge picture of Mandy Capristo – girlfriend of new Gunner Mesut Ozil and the latest WAG on the Arsenal block. She is one of our firm favourites already.
Now it seems that one illustrious WAG is not enough for Arsenal, and the reason why Arsene Wenger has been slightly lax on bringing in players this summer now becomes very clear to our landlord.
He notes that clearly what Wenger had been doing was recruiting WAGs to sit on the sidelines and cheer his team on – and this picture of Barbadian pop sensation Rihanna sitting right behind the manager in Istanbul during the Gunners’ recent Champions League qualifier at Fenerbahce seems to confirm our suspicions.
Now our landlord seems more than willing to get out the champagne he had put on ice when it seemed the Gunners would be making some rather amazing summer signings, and is passing around glasses at the same time as the photo at the bar.
There may have been some major complaints from Gunners fans during the transfer window, and our long suffering bar staff know all about that, but as a punter shrewdly observes, a rather attractive woman can cheer us up no end.
It seems that the prospect of having two famous singers cheering the Gunners on this season has more than done that – although we suspect it may have less to do with their voices and more to do with other attributes they possess!