So no football last night because of heavy fog. Officials called the game off at 6.45pm and by 7.45pm the fog had gone, apparently. Still, it was foggy here last night. Realistically visibility was only around 50 yards so if it was like that at Anfield I can understand it.
Both Benitez and Wenger wanted the game to go ahead though and having to reschedule causes a bit of a headache. The Anfield stadium manager expects the game to be played on either January 9th or 10th so, with the FA cup game on the 6th, it’ll mean two consecutive trips to Merseyside for the players and fans. And you really have to have sympathy for all the travelling Arsenal fans who went all that way last night. No doubt the club will make some kind of a gesture to them for their travels. A free flag or something, I’d bet.
Thierry Henry talks about how the misses in the Champions League final still haunt him. Not so much the one early in the game but the one that could have made it 2-0 must be a sickener for him because it’s surely a sickener for us. He also talks about his families:
Iâ€™m emotionally involved at Arsenal. Without the club perhaps I wouldnâ€™t have met my wife and I wouldnâ€™t have had our daughter. Arsenal, my wife and my daughter â€” these are two families. My heart tells me Iâ€™m in the right place.
Splendid. Let’s just have him back fit, hungry and raring to go.
The Sun is reporting that Arsenal want to sell Jose Antonio Reyes to Real Madrid in January in order to finance some signings. Real want Reyes but they don’t want to pay money. They just want us to keep Baptista instead and Arsenal aren’t keen on that idea preferring straight cash. Certainly we haven’t seen anything of what Baptista looked to be capable of when he played in La Liga but then again he hasn’t been helped by arriving without a pre-season to speak of and picking up injuries. As well as that he’s been left on the sidelines while Aliadiere has played so you have to wonder if he’s ever going to get his chance. Maybe he just needs more time to adapt.
Not much else happening to be honest. I’m still looking for your contributions for this week’s arsecast. You can go here and record a message, a seasonal greeting for your fellow Arsenal fans, a lengthy tirade against something (note the ‘lengthy’, I need to make up the time), or anything else. Don’t be shy. Come on.
Right, only 5 shopping days till Christmas. Luckily for me I have all mine done. Potatoes all around. Hurrah!