Morning all from a very sunny Dublin. It’s almost continental it’s so warm and lovely. Not that I’m complaining, mind.
We’ll start with Robin van Persie who says he has never thought about leaving for a less physical league, like Spain, and says that it’s not all about the money. The important thing is keeping the team together. And to do that, I heard one Arsenal player say during the week, you need money. Who was that again? Erm… anyway, Robin says he’s discussing a new contract, which is good news if there’s a clause saying we can melt him down for the world’s most expensive glue if he gets crocked again.
There’s great news about Eduardo who looks to be well ahead of schedule with his injury. He’s quoted as saying:
I am returning to Europe from Brazil at the beginning of August, perhaps even the end of July. Doctors tell me by then I will be fully recovered and able to play football again. I hope so too. I’m feeling well and my rehabilitation is going better than I would ever have hoped.
That is excellent but I suppose when a guy suffers an injury like that it’s probably better to err on the side of caution. Frankly, I thought we’d be lucky to see him before Christmas but you have to assume the doctors know what they’re talking about.
There’s not much else in the world of Arsenal to talk about to be honest. There’s the FIFA 6+5 thing which really is the most nonsensical piece of crap Sepp Blatter has ever come up with. It simply cannot work in Europe, the EU have already said it contravenes rules of competition and free movement of workers and, ultimately, it does nothing except lower the quality of club football in a vain attempt to make the international game more attractive. Someone needs to take Blatter to one side, have a quiet word and make him step down. And if that doesn’t work throw the cunt off a bridge.
As reported earlier in the week Norwich City physio Neal Reynolds has joined the club. He talks about why he joined and explains the new role he’ll carry out which has been created by Arsenal from this season on.
And that’s about that. It’s a beautiful day, get out and enjoy it.