Sunday *boilk* to you all.
I think everything that needs to be said about the United game has been said already so here’s a quick Sunday round-up for you.
Robin van Persie says Arsenal will stick to their attacking principles today, and talks about his frustration at missing so much of the season injured. When you read him in the piece it does bring it home that the players we’ve missed through injury this season have been important ones, guys that could have made a difference. Especially Eduardo and Rosicky from an attacking point of view.
Speaking of Rosicky it looks like he’ll need surgery to correct whatever’s wrong with him. The world’s first lower body transplant will take place during the summer following Mrs Rosicky’s approval of the new package.
Arsene talks about his decision to ‘go with youth’, saying:
We have gone for a policy and have to stick with it. It’s very difficult to change the policy when you’re in the middle of it and of course you destroy the work you’ve completed in the previous years. We are very close to our rivals and we have to keep this team together.
At decisive moments in games we have shown a lack of maturity and that’s what’s gone wrong for us recently. It’s only maturity, not quality.
Interesting point, there might some that would argue there’s a lack of quality in some areas too but that’s a debate for another day. Well, it’s a debate for every day, it never stops, but you know what I mean. Still, he’s confident of a win today at Old Trafford, a result that could be of huge importance in the final games of the season.
Chairman PHW says that if Arsene wants money in the summer he’ll get money, saying:
We will meet with Arsene in a very casual atmosphere and it will be on the lines of, ‘How did you see the season? Do you want another striker or centre-back?’ The money is there if he wants it. The club have never turned down any single request he has made about buying a player.
And that’s the crux of it. The spending, or lack of spending, is entirely Arsene’s decision. It’s his policy. Of course now that the chips are slightly down again the vultures come circling. David Dein has thrown his oar in again and says that Arsenal need a billionaire if they’re not to be left behind. Which, given Arsene’s spending policy, is absolute nonsense. He also tried to project an acceptable face for Fat & Orange. Speaking from his underground lair he said:
Does an Arsenal fan worry that Cesc Fabregas comes from Spain? If you have foreign players on the pitch it is hypocritical to say you canâ€™t have foreign ownership or overseas directors.
It might be just me but there’s a small difference between a young man from Spain who kicks a football and a hideous eastern European beast who might have kicked people’s heads to make his fortune. Has Cesc Fabregas ever threatened Arsenal websites with legal action? Does Cesc have a background so dubious and murky that it makes him pre-emptively threaten the major newspapers in England about reporting on events of his past? Is Cesc a big, fat, ugly, Man United supporting cunt ?
I know the differences are subtle but it’s worth trying to see them. Back to today and someone’s had a word with William Gallas. Instead of sitting around listening to the Smiths he’s got some good old fashioned upbeat Bucks Fizz on his iPod. He says:
We have to forget the disappointment and go with pride and rage to Old Trafford. We have to win at all costs and fight for our chances in the title race right until the last moment.
Hurrah! That’s more like it. Pride. And rage. Prage. We all need a little more prage in our lives. Today seems like a good place to start.
The Daily Star reports Man United fans groups have been contacted by the club to ask them to stop singing that song about Arsene Wenger. It’s only taken them 10 years, good stuff.
Thierry Henry calls Theo Walcott ‘amazing’ . Of course the former captain will be meeting United twice in the Champions League semi-finals. It would give me great pleasure to see him do well against them. A couple of six goal salvos in each game would be just the ticket.
If you have to listen to the game on the BBC radio today you’ll most likely find yourself being aurally raped by Alan Green who, if you didn’t already know, is a fat, ignorant, Liverpool supporting cunt who writes bullshit articles for the Belfast Telegraph. It’s no wonder he’s such a fat cunt if his day to day life is as lazy as his ‘journalism’.
Right so, that’s about it. Excited about today’s game, so I am. Come on you gooooooooners!