A really quiet morning with little to report unless you consider the opinion of George Burley about Theo Walcott worth talking about. I don’t.
There’s nothing in the Spanish press about Reyes today and then we have a tired story about Ashley Cole and how we’re going to call Chelsea’s bluff by naming him in our Champions League squad. If he plays then he’s cup-tied for the season and the likelihood of a transfer diminishes.
There’s been a lot of talk about William Gallas coming to Arsenal as part of a deal to take Cole to Chelsea but I really can’t see it. I’m not sure he’s the signing we need either. A player of his stature, yes, but I just don’t think we need a centre-half. Anyway, chances are it’ll happen now that I’ve said it won’t.
Arsenal take on AK Alkmaar this evening in our last friendly before our Champions League 3rd round tie against Dinamo Zagreb. Walcott should get a run out if he’s recovered from a virus and it’s a pretty important match in terms of getting people sharp for a properly competitive game next week.
Update: I thought it was Friday today. So we don’t play until tomorrow.
And that’s it. Hopefully the manager has something interesting to say about transfers after tonight’s game but I’m not overly confident about that.