Hello arsechums, it’s very, very quiet with the World Cup beginning on Friday. I suppose I could do some kind of Arsenal player World Cup special but I really can’t be arsed and there are plenty of other blogs doing that kind of thing.
Sven has made a bold choice by talking Theo Walcott to the World Cup. Granted it’s a story. A 17 year old who hasn’t even played a game for Arsenal in England’s squad. It’s good that nobody is hyping it all up by making his girlfriend ‘Babe of the week’ and doing ridiculous things like comparing him with Pele. Oh, hang on. Wait. Eriksson says:
I followed the 1958 World Cup on television and remember Pele causing a sensation as a 17-year-old. It was an incredible story. We will be taking Theo, who is also 17, to Germany.
Ahh, no pressure Theo. Just go out, enjoy yourself, and score two goals in the final. Good lad.
The Spanish press this morning are reporting that Villar Mir and Carlos Sainz, who are making a bid for the presidency of Real Madrid, have their sights set on Cesc and JosÃ© Antonio Reyes. They quote Cesc as saying being linked with Madrid made him proud without quoting the bit where he said “but I’m very happy at Arsenal“. Cesc’s quote comes from the time he took them to pieces in the Bernebeu and the entire Spanish press corps spunked all over him, quite rightly.
AS and Marca linked him with Madrid, Sport and El Mundo linked him with Barcelona. He responded very well saying of course he was proud to be linked with one of the biggest clubs in Spain but only because it meant his talent had been appreciated in his home country. Of course now this means he wants to leave Arsenal and join Madrid. Yep, a Barcelona supporting boy from a Barcelona supporting family is going to go and join Real Madrid.
They quote Reyes from the fake DJ incident last year saying “If only I could go to Madrid. It’s been my dream since I was small.” Really, the Spanish press are a law unto themselves.
This duo also still thinks that they’ll be able to get Arsene Wenger as manager so they’re living in a fucking dreamworld. Get back to driving rally cars, Sainz, you charlatan.
Anyway, at least it was something to blog about. More tomorrow.