Arseblog: Thursday 29th August 2002

august 29th

18.15 – Well, the Champions League draw took place today and Arsenal have been drawn with Borrussia Dortmund, PSV Eindhoven and Auxerre.

We’ve never played a competitive game against either the German or Dutch sides, but we did beat the Frenchies in the Cup Winners Cup a few years back. All in all, I don’t think we have too much to fear in the first round.

According to the UEFA website, we have signed Rami Shabaan on a two year deal. The player himself is quoted as saying “I’ve been an Arsenal fan ever since I was a little kid, and when [Anders] Limpar played there I began to follow them more closely, and now all of a sudden I will play there. It’s amazing and I can’t quite believe it.” You and me both mate….you have to wonder how we went from signing an experienced international keeper in Carini, to an unknown like Shabba Ranks here. Still, in Arsene we trust.

Finally, I’ve just been watching Sky Sports News and they’re running a story that Sp*rs are having problems signing a new striker because Glenn Hoddle has a throat infection, has lost his voice and is unable to speak to any potential targets. Surely all he needs to do is get a big piece of cardboard, a black marker and write “Awww, come oooooon. Please sign. I’ll be your friend. Pleeeeeeeease”. heh – stupid Sp*rs.



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