Morning all. A fairly quiet one to start the week as we’ve had all the reaction to Sp*rs, the game against Fulham isn’t until Sunday and the next installment of Dein and Kroenke vs Arsenal hasn’t taken place yet.
Arsene Wenger has said there will be changes at the club but says he’s more focused on getting the injured players back than making any new signings. At the moment I’d suggest there’s really no point in even thinking about the summer or who we might bring in until the boss appoints a new guy to do Dein’s work.
One of the changes might be in the goalkeeping department and Arsene Wenger isn’t best pleased with Jens Lehmann after his Spurs antics, saying:
It is a problem with him. The time we lost before the Spurs corner was taken made a difference. I feel at a corner that you don’t want to take too much time because the concentration drops. I spoke to the linesman who told me Jens put his elbow in the face of their player and, if he has done that, he shouldn’t have.
He went on to talk about how he feels Lehmann isn’t protected enough by the referees but there’s only one reason the opposition try and wind him up and that’s because they know it works. As I said yesterday he’s been increasingly erratic over the last few weeks and if I had to guess one way or the other I think he’s decided to leave.
We’ve been linked with another keeper, this time it’s Birmingham’s Colin Doyle. The young Irishman has been impressive for Steve Bruce’s side and given the links with Birmingham and our loan players something may happen. He’s probably just a bit too young for Arsene Wenger to take a chance with though.
Well done to former Gunner Robert Pires who opened the scoring for Villarreal last night as they beat Barcelona 2-0. It was his first start for his new club after a long time out with injury but still his second goal having scored a couple of weeks ago after a substitute appearance. Some small measure of revenge for him after the Champions League disappointment.
And that’s about it. Tell you what though. Let’s get the week off to a winning start, for somebody, with another t-shirt competition from Goalhanger. They’ve just launched some new Arsenal shirts so you can choose from this one, this one or this one. All you have to do is answer the following question:
How many goals has Emmanuel Adebayor scored against Sp*rs this season?
All you have to do is send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll announce the winner tomorrow. And that’s that. How was your weekend then?