Slightly more going on today than yesterday but only slightly.
Freddie Ljungberg is out of Sweden’s game against Iceland with a calf injury. Whether or not that keeps him out of our game against Watford remains to be seen but you’d have to think he’s a major doubt. His catalogue of injuries is worrying now and when Jonathan Woodgate is heard whispering jealously about them you know it’s serious.
Perhaps that’s why we’ve got our beady little eyes on Frank Ribery who can scare defences with his pace, his dribbing and his face which even a mother would be hard pressed to love. Marseille confirmed yesterday that Arsenal discussed a transfer with the French club over the summer but denied any kind of first option deal had been done.
New signing Denilson spoke about how happy he is to be at Arsenal and how different the game is in England. Having Gilberto and Baptista around will help him settle in and he’s got his sights set on some first team action, saying:
I have been working hard to play in the Carling Cup and am hoping that with my persistence, I could get a chance.
Meanwhile Arsene Wenger has been full of praise for Hearts and Scotland keeper Craig Gordon. There were some very strong rumours we were interested in him during the summer and it wouldn’t be a surprise if we renewed our interest in the near future.
And that’s about that. About the Arseblog podcast I’ve been throwing around some ideas with a couple of the other Arsenal blogs and it looks like it’s something that’s going be a runner. I’m not sure there’ll be anything this week because of lack of material but possibly the week after.
Now, as I’m sure you realise podcasts really eat the bandwidth so I’m more than willing to accept sponsorship. It’d be branded – “The Arseblog podcast brought to you in association with XYZ Ltd’ so you’d get a logo somewhere on the site and numerous mentions during the podcast itself. If anyone is interested please get in touch via the contact link on the top bar.
Also, one of the sections will involve your emails so I’ll solicit those early next week at some stage. Talk about interactive!
Right, that’s that. Till tomorrow.