Whoever invented friendly internationals the week the new season kicked off needs shooting in the face. It’s beyond stupid.
It means there’s hardly any Arsenal news around and that is not good. There’s a bit about David Bentley’s agent talking up a move to Portsmouth and saying that Sven told Bentley he was one of the top three young players in England with Rooney and James Milner. You’d have to think if he was that good not only would Arsenal not be letting him go we’d have been playing him instead of letting him go to Norwich on loan. West Ham are also said to be interested.
Dutch coach Marco van Basten says some nice things about Robin van Persie.
Cesc tells Chelsea off – “Arsenal don’t just get out the cheque book to sign players, we believe in our youngsters. The manager had faith in Patrick Vieira nine years ago and now he is one of the world’s best midfielders. Chelsea may have more money but we can play better than them and beat them.”
Marcel Jansen? No, I never heard of him either but Sky Sports reckon the fact that Tony Adams was at a Borussia Monchenthingy game means Arsenal are after him despite the fact Adams works for Feynoord these days. Anyway, he’s left back. At the moment we’ve got Cashley and Clichy and new signing Traore waiting in the wings. We don’t need another left back.
Former Irish Gunner Graham Barrett scored the goal that gave Coventry’s reserves a 1-0 win over our reserves last night.
Always striving to bring you alternative points of view Arseblog presents a column by Chemi with a really long title.
Fingers Xed all our players come through tonight’s meaningless games without injury.