A quick one this morning because I have to head out early early early.
Cesc has been talking about how much he enjoys playing football at Arsenal. He said:
Our type of game makes me feel so happy, and when I go home I can relax and enjoy it on the television because all of our goals today were great goals, even the penalty because of the pass Thierry gave me. When I am on the pitch I really enjoy myself, and this is so important for a player. I’m not sure if I could play in a team which played long balls all the time.
And what a nice little dig at Chelsea that is. You have to say that he suits Arsenal and Arsenal suits him. He probably wouldn’t have developed as quickly and as well in a team playing a different style of football. Right place, right time for both parties.
Meanwhile Arsene Wenger has ensured that no expectations will be raised ahead of January by saying he won’t be buying anyone in when the transfer window opens. When you consider we have Senderos and Clichy now back from injury with Diaby, Lauren, Baptista and Ljungberg still to return it’s hard to see where we need anyone. That won’t stop the tabloids linking us with all and sundry but he seems quite emphatic on the matter. If you think about it since last January we have signed Adebayor, Walcott, Diaby, Rosicky, Baptista, Denilson and Gallas. That’s plenty.
Ahead of tonight’s Carling Cup game the boss says he’d like to win the competition as it’s the only domestic trophy he hasn’t won. There was no squad released yesterday but we’ll see Philippe Senderos make his return from the injury that he picked up in the World Cup. Gael Clichy will play, Almunia will start in goal, Adebayor, Walcott, Denilson and Aliadiere will also start as well as whoever else was on the bench against Reading which means Alex Song. I’m not sure what has happened to Mathieu Flamini but if he’s fit I hope he starts.
I’m not sure where the game can be seen, perhaps on one of those stream things.
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Ok, I have to run. See ya’ll tomorrow.