So the World Cup starts later on. A veritable feast of football for the next 4 weeks and hopefully some blog fodder too.
At least the weekend is upon us and there’s plenty of Arsenal involvement in the scheduled games. Jens Lehmann will take part in the opening game for Germany, Freddie will play for Sweden, Eboue and Toure will play against Argentina for the Ivory Coast, Robin van Persie should start for Holland and who knows, we might see Theo Walcott for England.
Ossie Ardiles thinks it was ‘unfair’ of Sven to bring Walcott to the World Cup but then since when did Ossie Ardiles’ opinion count for anything?
Let’s hope all our boys do well though, on a personal level, and that they all crash out in the first round and get a nice long summer holiday.
In transfer news it seems Pascal Cygan seems set to join St. Etienne. I’m pretty sure he’s actually out of contract now so he can move wherever he’s wanted.
Reports in Italy see us linked with Chilean playmaker Luis Jimenez. Never heard of him so it’s probably true. Young goalkeeper Mark Howard will not now be joining Chesterfield. HE’S STAYING! HE’S STAYING!!
AS in Spain reports that JosÃ© Antonion Reyes has offers from three of the potential new Real Madrid presidents and has told Arsenal that he wants to leave. He probably went to David Dein’s office, filled an inkwell with his own blood then had someone who can write make out a transfer request.
Not much else. Time to stock the fridge full of beer though, we’ve got some football to watch!