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Arseblog: Saturday 20th April 2002

April 20th

09.15 – So Fergie’s at it again. He’s trying to play his psychological mind games again, saying Arsenal are ‘due a blip’ and also that Chelsea will win the cup final. If Arsenal do win the Championship, wait for his ‘Arsenal didn’t win it, we lost it’ speech. One can only hope the varicose veins in his face burst during today’s game with Chelsea. Mark Bosnich has a right pop at Fergie here.

AW has slated Roger Lemerre for making Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira play the full 90 minutes for France in their meaningless midweek friendly. He says “They (Lemerre & co.) are always right, even when they are wrong”. The fact that Sylvain Wiltord is out having pulled a hamstring during one of Lemerre’s tough training sessions hasn’t helped Le Boss’ mood.

Interview with Freddie here, and ahead of tomorrow’s game against Ipswich, Richard Wright says he’s glad he’s joined Arsenal.

Now, here’s a class A piece of transfer gossip. I have a friend who works for the parks and gardens department in Barcelona, and one of his workmate’s brothers works in Camp Nou in some kind of administration role. He says that Barcelona have been trying to re-sign Ronaldo, but the buck toothed Brazilian has already agreed to join Arsenal this summer. In fairness, it sounds like a typical Arsenal signing, great player with injury problems, struggling in Italy (Kanu, Bergkamp, Vieira anyone?), but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

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