So we’re into December having come through November in fine style. In what is traditionally an indifferent month for us we played 6 and won 6, secured top spot in our Champions League group and saw Robin van Persie go on a Thierry Henry style goalscoring spree.
And speaking of Henry and van Persie the pair have been praising each other and giving each other foot rubs on Arsenal.con. Robin says “I have played a lot with strikers but he is amazing”, while Thierry says “Robin is always amazing.”
What does seem clear is that now we have two strikers who are always a goal threat. José hasn’t had his shooting boots on at all this season while Dennis makes a great contribution overall I’ve always thought his goal return was too small for a player of his quality.
Also, I was sure I heard a van Persie song to the tune of the Vieira song during our last Champions League game and one of Arseblog’s forumers informs me that it was ‘Van Persie, wooo oooh, Van Persie, woo ooooo ooohh, he comes from Rotterdam, he hates the Tottenham.” Excellent.
Quincy is good friends with RvP and lots of people talk about his trickery and stuff. I have to say I remain firmly unconvinced by him but he’s eager to follow in the footsteps of his chum and hopes the Carling Cup can provide a chance. He says “It is a big opportunity for all the young players. You have to please the manager so he can give you a chance in the Premiership or the Champions League. That is what this is about.”
However, at 22 Quincy isn’t exactly a youngster and has a long way to go before he’s going to get anywhere near the first team on regular basis. He’s a definite maybe. Update: I should learn to read. RvP is 22, Quincy is 19. I’m still unconvinced though.
Alex Song is definitely a youngster and you can read an interview with him here.
Ashley Cole has been talking about his broken foot ahead of his
impending move to Madrid long-awaited comeback. Apparently he’d been playing with a broken foot for 6 weeks because he thought it was ‘just a knock’. You’d think he might have asked someone to take a closer look. Anyway, he’ll be back sometime but we’re not worried because we’ve got Pascal Cygan. And it might be a while before we see him as he says “I haven’t suffered a setback. It’s just taking time to heal.”
Now, I’m off to do my Christmas shopping. What would you like?