Welcome to a new week. Another international week though, I’m afraid, so Arsenal news will be as thin on the ground as hair on Bobby Charlton’s head.
We’ll start with Emmanuel Adebayor though. He and two other players have been kicked out of the Togonian national squad after a row over bonus payments. Apparently the players are still owed bonus money from the World Cup, something the Togo FA has a bit of a history of, and you can only assume that Adebayor and his two pals were axed after kicking up about it (no doubt on behalf of the whole squad).
That means he comes back to Arsenal sooner, which is good for us at the moment that’s all I care about.
Yesterday’s Sunday Times ran a story about a US billionaire, Stan Kroenke, who is in talks with ITV about buying their share of the club. The fact that he’s the owner of the Colorado Rapids – a club Arsenal recently announced a partnership with – has done little to dampen speculation that a takeover is imminent.
On the other hand there’s very little reason to suspect the club’s position on being taken over has changed in any way and at the moment the distribution of shares means any hostile bid can be rejected by the board. We’ll just have to wait and see what, if anything, happens here.
Gael Clichy says Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player he’s ever played against. That’s because he’s never played against me, you see.
Gunnerblog defends William Gallas. I know you can say ‘Well, what has he really done wrong?’ but that would be over-simplifying things, in my view. What did Fred West really do wrong apart from kill a few people? What has Phil Collins really done wrong but make a few records?
In seriousness though, perhaps this is something that wouldn’t have been such a big deal if he’d said it at a time when we didn’t have a two week break, but he’s been unwise to say it when he knows fans are at a low ebb and I still maintain that what he said should have not been said in public at all.
Anyway, that’s about this size of it this morning. It’d be nice if we’d had a game this weekend and we’d won. It’d be like a marvellous footballing dream come true. As it is we’ve got to wait until Saturday to take on the Mug Smashers. I think this could be another long week.