It’s a pretty quiet morning because all the journos are off doing their Christmas shopping/lying in a heap in the gutter somewhere. Well, most of them.
Arsene Wenger is still talking the team up and says he hasn’t given up on the title. Of course nobody likes a quitter and you don’t win anything by giving up and it’s not over till the fat lady sings and there’s still a long way to go and you never know what can happen and football is a funny old game and such but he might be, you know, sort of living in a dream world or something. He says:
It looks far away, and that is why I believe at the moment it would look a bit pretentious to say that we will be champions this time – but on the other hand, I have not given up
Which I suppose is fair enough really. Emmanuel Adebayor reckons this Arsenal side will be the team to beat in the future, but not quite now. He says:
When I look at our squad I think we’ll be unstoppable within the next two seasons. With talented guys like Emmanuel Eboue, Cesc Fabregas, Johan Djourou and Theo Walcott, we’re the future of the English game and everyone can see that now.
In fact, the future is so bright I gotta wear shades, however as a wise woman from Arklow once sang “The time is now”. Make of that what you will.
Apart from that there’s not much going on. There’s some speculation about Leighton Baines from Wigan joining us but it’s from one of those sites which is about as believable as OJ Simpson. There’s also some speculation about some goalkeepers including the Russian Igor Vladivstok Anastasia Akinefeev and that one even has some quotes but it smacks of agent trying to get interest in his player rather than us actually being interested.
Now, I had best take my hangover and try and record an arsecast for tomorrow. Until then…