A quick one this morning. Firstly because I’ve woken up a bit late and secondly because there’s not a whole lot going on anyway.
Gilberto talks about how the team is full of confidence after the win against Sp*rs and our recent form. He hasn’t given up on the title either which makes the trip to the North East vital tomorrow night. It’s certainly a potential banana skin and nothing less than three points are required if any title talk is to be considered.
Ahead of that game Adebayor and Eboue face fitness tests but Abou Diaby is definitely out with some strained ligaments, which is a shame for him. Hopefully it’s nothing too serious though. Those three aside it’s the usual absentees with Baptista unlikely to make it back in time so it could be Henry and Aliaidere up front which is quite ironic when you consider had van Persie and Baptista stayed fit he might well have been lining up against us.
The dancing Togonian is enjoying life at Arsenal and has backed the youngsters to do well in the Carling Cup final against Chelsea. And speaking of that Jose Mourinho says of playing Arsenal’s youngsters:
Claude Makelele is playing because he’s good, not because he’s 34. Arsenal’s team play because they are good, not because they’re young.
Which is a fair point.
Napoli claim they’ve got first option on Arturo Lupoli, currently on loan at Derby and likely to leave the club in the summer. Erm…yeah. Exactly.
Now, the moment
you’ve all some of you three of you have been waiting for.
As always the Arsecast is sponsored by classicfootballshirts.co.uk and this week it’s been produced in a hurry and with me having a cold so I had to edit out coughs and sneezes but there’s plenty to keep you occupied. A blogchat with Gilbertosilver from gunnerblog.com in which we talk about Sp*rs, Boro and how strange Gareth Southgate and Glenn Roeder’s heads are, Arsene Wenger Hawkins has been hosting a quiz show, the Man in the bar has another player history, I wrote a special song for Cuntley Cunt, there’s a bet of the week from www.bluesq.com and there’s some other stuff too.
And there you go. Something to keep you occupied this Friday morning. Right, I’d best eat some breakfast. Full Boro preview tomorrow.