Arseblog: Sunday 10th March 2002

march 10th

18.30 – According to Soccernet, Inter Milan have bid £100m stg for Vieira, Pires and Henry. Elsewhere, there are reports that Barcelona have come into the reckoning with a bid for Vieira. Barcelona’s bid – if they have actually made one – is pure PR. The team is struggling a bit at the moment, and they at least have to show the same ambition as their great rivals Real Madrid.

Thierry Henry meanwhile has said he loves all things Arsenal and if the club came to him now and asked him to sign for life, he would. Can I respectfully suggest to the esteemed members of the board that they do precisely that? This guy hasn’t even come close to reaching his peak yet. It’s frightening to think how good he can become. Even more frightening is the thought he might be that good somewhere else.

At the time of writing, Spurs are 3-0 down to Chelsea at WHL. Their season is well and truly over….which is nice. Chelsea look good though, I would prefer to avoid them in the draw tonight.

A word on Edu. I was so pleased he scored last night, it was obvious how much the goal meant to him. It seems he has from now till the end of the season to convince AW he has a future at the club. He was playing wide left, which I’m not sure is his best position, but he did well. He’s come through a lot to score that goal, let’s hope there’s more to come.

Finally, this is a transcript of a Talksport broadcast, the morning after the death of English actor, John Thaw. You couldn’t make it up.

Alan Brazil: “It was so sad to hear this morning of the death of John Shaw.”

Mike Parry: “John Thaw, Alan.”

Alan Brazil: “Do you know, I keep getting his name wrong. John, if you’re listening, sorry mate.”

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