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On to Arsenal news and there was some good news yesterday when Gilberto signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until 2009. Gilberto said “The main reason I signed the extension is that I am very happy at Arsenal. The Club is going through some important times at the moment and I want to be a part of that.”
He’s not one of those flashy, buck toothed Brazilians but he does a very important job for us and seems to be getting a bit more physical this season which is something I’ve always wanted to see from him.
Elsewhere the boss was talking up young Ryan Smith saying “He has so many ingredients that you love to have when you’re a young player and I am confident he will be a big success.”
And with that he got himself sent off last night for a silly tackle late in the reserves 5-3 victory over Portsmouth. Arturo Lupoli got a hat-trick with Nicklas Bentdner chipped in with two. Both players now have 7 goals each so far this season and that is impressive considering how early it is in the campaign. We saw Alex Song make his debut for the first team on Monday night and reports from last night’s reserve game suggest that the step up in level from the first team at Bastia to Arsenal reserves might be a bit much for him.
Tony Adams thinks Arsenal have no chance of winning the title this season. He says “If Arsenal can win the FA Cup and finish second then that will be a successful season, given the very young squad they have. Arsenal need some big players to come through. But I want to see the injection of homegrown talent.”
And there you go.