A typically quiet Monday morning. I get far too early for any of the real news to have broken yet, still, given my precarious work situation I may get a lie in soon enough. Midday Arseblog’s could be the future. Oh yes.
So what is happening then? Well, Arsene Wenger has praised Thierry Henry. Not for his two goals or the rest of his scintillating display against Fulham but for his role as captain which has drawn some criticism this season. The boss says “He is developing as a captain. He is conscious of the problems of the team. He talks more, he is more worried about the team. He speaks to the defenders. It takes time to get completely into that role. You don’t get that from one day to the next.”
Which is a good point. Back in the summer Thierry really was the only obvious candidate for the captaincy and not too many people had a problem with it back then. Ashley Cole took himself out of the running, Sol Campbell has shown how bad a decision it would have been to give it to him and while someone like Kolo might well be a candidate now last July Thierry was the only captain we had. It would be nice if he did the captainly thing and signed a new deal but that’s by the by.
Former Leeds star Raul Bravo reckons he’s the man to stop Thierry on Wednesday. He says “Arsenal depend on Henry a lot. It’s going to be key to stop him.”
The Guardian has a piece about Ashley Cole’s upcoming legal action against the News of the World and The Sun. German coaches have denied they have already decided that Jens Lehmann will be Germany’s number one in the World Cup. They say “Das ist eine load of sheiße”.
Nice to see Chelsea get the welcome they deserve here in Barcelona. I was at home all evening, I promise. And there you go. I’m off to work, such as it is. Till tomorrow.