Morning all, the weekend is here and we’ve got a proper football match to entertain ourselves with today.
We’ll start with confirmation of the injuries mentioned yesterday. Eboue will be out 3-4 weeks, Baptista for 4 weeks while Freddie will miss 10 days with his problem. However, one player makes a long awaited return from injury. Gael Clichy will be on the bench today after missing 45 years with a foot problem. He won’t start though and while the boss is happy to have him back he’s being cautious, saying:
I can play Gallas or Justin Hoyte at left back but it’s not their favourite job. Hoyte is better on the right and Gallas is better in the centre. Gael is a real left back. But I have to be careful with him. He will not start against Watford because he’s had three surgeries. I have to make sure he doesn’t get injured again and I have to be patient with him.
The club also revealed yesterday that Armand Traore, who looked impressive during pre-season, has signed professional terms with the club.
The other big news is that Theo Walcott is set for his first start after his two goals for England Under21s this week. I suspect he’ll play on the right hand side of midfield.
Fingers crossed there’ll be no post-internation hangover and we can get ourselves back on track. Watford shouldn’t be taken lightly though and more than a number of teams they look like they have goals in them whenever they play.
In other news Tomas Rosicky talks to the Guardian about how happy he is to have signed for Arsenal and not Chelsea and about how he plays ice hockey against Jan Koller. You can just imagine Rosicky skating through Koller’s legs before firing a 25 yard rocket it.
Reserve defender Joe O Cearuill has been called up to the Ireland Under 21 squad.
And to finish, a touching true life story that will truly melt your heart. Poor old Jonthan Barnett, who organised a clandestine meeting with Cuntski for his then Arsenal playing client, Cuntley Cunt, was fined Â£100,000 and banned from acting as an agent for 18 months. Note that this happened after Cole’s transfer to Chelsea went through.
Well, some of Barnett’s other clients, who include Peter Crouch, Ledley King and Kieron Dyer have had a whip around to pay the fine for him because the poor man was feeling very, very sad. What a pack of muppets. That cunt is taking a chunk of their wages anyway and they pay his fine, after he’s earned a fucking fortune from Chelsea for ‘organising’ the Cole deal. Just when you think footballers can’t get any more stupid they do something like this.
The man is a proper Svengali. And by Svengali I mean utter, utter, complete and utter cunt.
And that’s that. Come on the lads today, talk to you tomorrow.