Hello everyone, hope you had a good day yesterday. I am still as full as a very full thing after a day of eating and drinking and more eating.
Today will be similar but with the added bonus of football thrown in. We go to Watford and with a busy Christmas schedule the boss may decide to rotate his squad a little bit. Perhaps Julio Baptista could start and he could be a bit frustrated. Speaking to AS, he said of his lack of first team action:
Arsene Wenger tells me he will wait until I get used to this league, but until I play regularly I won’t achieve that.
He has a point, you know. I suspect we’ll see more of him from now on. The boss has always maintained it takes time to adjust to English football and he hasn’t been helped with some fitness and injury niggles. He does look much leaner now though.
In a quick round-up of the stories Robin van Persie reckons Arsenal play the best football in England and says he looks at other teams and thinks he could never play for them because of the way they play the game.
At the start he looked inhibited, especially at the Emirates. He is sensitive and sensed when people were on his back. Thatâ€™s why I used him more away from home at the start. He has won the fans over because he fights and plays for the team. He has a good mixture between the English game and the French game.
Today people who were on his back now love him.
And he’s right. Lots of people, myself included, doubted he was the right man for the club but I’m quite happy to admit I was wrong. He came from Monaco and there were question marks over his attitude and temperament but he’s been first class in every respect and he deserved a huge amount of credit for the way he got his head down, worked hard and proved people wrong on the pitch. Keep it up, Ade.
Jens Lehmann says his priority is to stay at Arsenal but he’d have no problem with a move if things didn’t work out with Arsenal. We’ve been over this before, I think.
And beyond that there’s not much happening. Now, I must roll my engorged carcass up the stairs to try and vacate some space so I can fill it all up again.