Long time readers of Arseblog will know my thoughts about international friendlies. I think they’re poo. I think they’re a great load of steaming horse shit put through a blender, mixed up with the afterbirth of a 500 retarded cows then served up on a chipped plate with a delightful piss-nettle garnish.
Arsene Wenger, being a man of great mind, thinks exactly the same. I said exactly. Having seen Mathieu Flamini pick up an injury in midweek the boss said:
That is one (round of international friendlies) you could do without. I think that if you did a poll of all the clubs involved in the Champions League I wouldn’t be surprised if 100 per cent of them said let’s get rid of it.
Obviously Arsene is slightly more coarse than I in the way that he expresses his dislike but the sentiment is identical. We still don’t know how serious the Flamster’s injury is or if we’ve suffered any further losses after last night’s useless games. Lots of our lads played last night but I can’t be arsed looking up who played for how long and stuff.
With our next game not until Monday perhaps those extra couple of days will do us some good if anyone has come back a bit crocked.
Theo Walcott says he’s willing to be patient to fight his way into the Arsenal team on a more regular basis. He says:
I’ve got to work hard in training, take every game as it comes, perform well and I’ll get that consistent run. If I get a consistent run of games I’ll get better and better. I’ve got to perform and that’s my main target. I’m trying to get a few more appearances for Arsenal.
He scored a nice goal against Ireland U21s the other night so that’ll give him some confidence.
The semi-finals of the ACN take place today. Alex Song will likely play for Cameroon against the hosts Ghana while Kolo could return for the Ivory Coast as they play defending champions Egypt. The final is on Sunday with the 3rd/4th place game on the Saturday, so unless the clubs beaten tonight use that game to give some of the other lads a run out our boys are still going to play 2 more games.
Other than that there’s very little happening. So I’ll go and eat some breakfast then. It’ll probably be a bacon sandwich with HP sauce. Either that or Alpen. Hahaha, it’ll definitely be a bacon sandwich. What do you think I am? Some kind of new-age hippy munching on oats and raisins of a morning?
Update: If you want to see the Arsenal in Dublin tonight head along to Dalymount Park where the Arsenal Ladies are playing the Irish ladies football team at 7.30pm .