Here we are, just a week before Christmas and there’s a distinct lack of festive cheer around the place. I should add some snowmen or something.
We’ve got a Carling Cup game against the Mug Smashers tomorrow night and then Blackburn visit the Grove on Saturday. In the wake of the Portsmouth game Arsene Wenger has said he’s a sore loser. He says:
It hurts me as much as ever when we lose games and it is the same when we drop points. If you can introduce me to some good losers in this game, then I would like to meet them. There is no room for good losers here. If you lose a game and you feel you have conceded the first goal from a wrong free-kick then you do not have the right to say because you are seen as being a bad loser.
I think what you’re being seen as is someone who’s clutching at straws a bit. As Goodplaya suggests Arsene’s anger may well be misdirected in this case and he is facing a touchline ban having already been warned about his conduct by the FA. It wasn’t the officials who merited his ire at the end of the first half, it was his team.
Double-D says that there will be no January signings. Of course we’ve got Gallas, Henry, Rosicky, Lauren and Diaby to come back and they will make a difference but there will still be those people who think we need to do something in the transfer market. Amazingly Arsene Wenger has again said we won’t buy but revealed he might sell in January. I’m not quite sure how to react to that other than to rub my eyes a bit and look at the screen to make sure I’m reading it right.
Thierry Henry says he followed his heart when he decided to stay at Arsenal, Cesc Fabregas reveals his contempt for Cuntley Cunt while the club has decided to ban all national flags from the new stadium, a move that smacks of PCism and one which will be looked on unkindly by many fans while the club carry certain advertising.
So all you Irish Gunners and Swiss Gunners and Swedish Gunners and all the rest will have to leave your banners at home. Just hang up a white sheet with some red writing. That’s until some cunt complains that the colour red offends him and they’re banned too. Nonsense.
Ok, that’s about it. Seeing as it is Christmas week though let’s try something for this Friday’s festive arsecast. Go to this page and using the built-in mic in your computer (if you have one) or an external mic (if you have one) leave a message telling what you would like the Arse Santa to bring to the Arsenal this Christmas. Maybe a new player, some glue to keep people in their seats, someone to shut the fucking match day MC up when he says ‘Shout them back at me, Gooners’ as the half-hearted responses to his announcement of the team boom around the stadium.
I’ll edit them up, play some Christmas music behind them and play them on this week’s arsecast. Be as creative as you like. Ok, that’s it. Liverpool preview tomorrow.