Arseblog: Thursday 4th July 2002

july 4th

09.20 – If I was American and in America now, I’d be asleep. Happy 4th of July, Yanks.

Last year Myles Palmer predicted the signings of Van Bronckhorst, Sol and Jeffers on ANR. This year he says he hasn’t been following the rumours, but he’s speculating that the players coming in are Pascal Cygan, Marc van Bommell and Stephen Carr.

The Carr story in particular is interesting. Back in May there were rumours that Carr had been pictured wearing an Arsenal scarf, and that the Arsenal players were talking about his arrival after Tony Adams’ testimonial. During the week, a Sp*rs website ran this story, so maybe there’s something in it.

He’s a good player, and no doubt the Sp*rs fans will be exceptionally pissed off if this transfer goes through. The only thing I want to say to them is this.

Bad news on the injury front though. Freddie Ljungberg needs a hip operation after being savaged by the Swedish team’s doctors. They couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him, so they pulled and poked and probed, made it worse, then sent him back to Arsenal who immediately decided that surgery was the answer.

He’s not due back until mid-September, so our options on the left are a bit limited for the start of the season, with Bob and Gio still out. Anyway, we’d like to wish Freddie all the best in his recovery. Get well soon.

 

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