Morning all and a busy enough morning it is.
We’ll start with Robin van Persie who says he didn’t dive against Hamburg and that he feels diving is bad for the game. I agree with him 50%. Diving is bad for the game but I feel he took a tumble and the contact that was made happened when he was already falling. Still, water under the bridge now. He also hit back at claims from HWMNBNBHIAPLCCÂ® (He who must not be named because he is a poxy little Chelsea cunt) that Arsenal have no team spirit. He said:
All that stuff questioning our spirit and commitment, I think itâ€™s a load of nonsense. Six months ago Arsenal reached the Champions League final and you definitely donâ€™t do that without spirit.
The boy makes a good point. I do like him a lot, I have to say. Sadly it looks like both he and Thierry Henry could be doubts ahead of Sunday’s game with Old Trafford. Kolo Toure is fit though, which is good news.
Tomas Rosicky is not scared about going to Manchester. He’s well aware of the intensity of the games but says he will never jump out of a tackle even though he’s only 3’6″. He also says he’d love to have played alongside Robert Pires. What? Are you expecting me to make some joke about jumping out of tackles? Pfff, as if…
Cesc reckons the midfield will be the key area of the game and he suggests United could regret not signing Marcos Senna.
Meanwhile football’s most hideous cunt, Didier Drogba, says the departure of William Gallas is a ‘massive loss‘ to Chelsea wilst Liam Brady is hoping things go wrong at Chelsea this season because of the way they have behaved over the last few years. He says:
I am hoping strongly that they lose a couple of games and there is a crisis because theyâ€™ve really upset a lot of people over the last three years, Jose Mourinho in particular.
I love you, LB7.
The Sun reports that Arsenal could be taken over by a group of Russians having put a Â£350m price tag on the club. It seems to be all speculative crap at the moment although there have been rumours for a long time now that a very prominent board member has wantedd to sell his shares in the club.
For so many reasons I hope it doesn’t happen and I don’t think you need me to spell them out for you but it is a worrying trend that so many clubs are now being targetted and bought out by random billionaires. There may come a time when we just have no choice to keep up with the Jonses or the Vladimirs or Borises. That will be a sad day if it ever happens.
Update: Arsenal have released a statement denying any talks about or plans for a takeover.
Anyway, there are more important things to worry about at the moment. Three points at Old Trafford being top of the list. Till tomorrow.