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Arseblog: Tuesday 9th April 2002

April 9th

20.15 – A hard days slog will not silence the arseblogger. The overall tiredness might.

Got hold of some hi-res Arsenal images over the last few days, will stick a few of them up here at the weekend, when I have a moment to myself. Being not busy for ages, then incredibly busy all of a sudden is a right pain in the hole. I much prefer life when I can sit around and drink coffee and generally loaf about the place. This stupid reality is not suiting me at all.

Anyway, onto things Arsenal, and Patrick Vieira says he wants to stay and win the Champions League with Arsenal. Very positive news, previously he’s been a bit guarded regarding his future, but this seems fairly unequivocal. Check out this story for more details.

He also says the squad are expecting a new goalkeeper and a striker. Richard Wright must feel great, but I can’t help thinking if we’d had Dudek the league would be as good as won by now. I always thought Wright was error prone – he performed the greatest fresh air kick I’ve ever seen in professional football in the Worthington Cup against Birmingham last season or the season before when he played for Ipswich. The ball came bobbling back to him on the edge of his area, he took a swipe, completely missed and the Birmingham player nipped in and scored. He made a fanstastic penalty save (on his debut?) in the Champions League, and has played very well in some games, but for me he will always be the fresh air king.

Regarding the striker, I’m predicting the return of Anelka along with the departure of Wiltord and Kanu and the promotion of Aliadiere. Then again, I’m also predicting I’ll fall asleep before I finish this sente…………………..

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