Morning all, a quick run-down of the very little that’s happening.
Thierry Henry scored for France as they won a warm up game against China 3-1. Not such a good night for Djibril Cisse who broke his leg in rather horrific fashion. His bones must be made of balsa wood. Former Gunner Nicolas Anelka could be called up to replace him.
Jens Lehmann says England have great players but a mental block which prevents them from going all the way in tournaments. I know Beckham isn’t the mnost intelligent man in the world but that seems a bit harsh.
Kolo Toure reckons the Ivory Coast can surprise people in this tournament like Arsenal did in the Champions League while JosÃ© Antonio Reyes isn’t fond of the 3-4-3 formation Spain are using as it means he’s spending more time on the bench. However, he’s been playing so well that Aragones looks set to include him in the first XI. Both he and Cesc featured as Spain beat Croatia 2-1.
In transfer news it seems we had a bid for Yaya Toure turned down in January. You’d have to think that was pre-Diaby and with the young Frenchman out injured until next year then central midfield is one of the areas we have to strengthen before the new season begins. Could Yaya be still on the radar? We’ll wait and see. We’re also being linked with Valencia’s Jaime Gavilan, a left sided midfielder and this morning AS is reporting our interest as well as a story saying his agent and Valencia were in talks yesterday but failed to reach any kind of agreement. Interesting.
More Campbell quotes about the proposed move to Turkey.
Really not much else happening. Hopefully there’ll be some proper Arsenal news soon. This World Cup is getting in the way of us trawling all the news sources for the faintest hint of a transfer rumour.
I think I might go to the beach.