So it’s all guns blazing ahead of tonight’s Carling Cup semi-final against Wigan. Thierry Henry and Sol Campbell will both play, Dennis Bergkamp and Robin van Persie come back into the squad, Robert Pires may play as well and it’s pretty much the first team with little sign of the youngsters. Full squad here.
We may see a debut for Abou Diaby but no doubt Gilberto will be given yet another chance to enjoy the comforts of home after being scared out of his wits away from home again. I would like to see: Almunia – Gilbert – Senderos – Sol – Lauren – Pires – Diaby – Flamini – Reyes – Henry – van Persie.
We made another signing yesterday. Estonian keeper Mart Poom signed for the club on permanent basis. Not exactly the kind of signing to have you as enthralled as Walcott but he’s good back up and adds depth to the squad. Can’t see the problem with it myself.
Jermaine Pennant warns Theo Walcott about joining Arsenal. Theo should listen up. Apparently arriving drunk to training, arriving late all the time to training, getting banned for driving, breaking England U21 curfew, getting sent for England U21s for punching somebody in the head then wrapping somebody else’s car around a lamppost while drunk while still under a driving ban and then telling the policeman your name is Ashley Cole and getting sent to prison might limit your chances of first team action at Arsenal. Wise words.
Robert Pires could leave Arsenal for Valencia as they’re offering a two year deal whereas Arsenal, quite rightly in my opinion, are only offering a one year deal.
Feeling well enough to go to work today, which is a shame.