Arseblog: Monday 9th September 2002

september 9th

14.43 – Some injury worries ahead of tomorrow’s game against Man City. Dennis Bergkamp is due to have a fitness test, Edu seems to be fully recovered from the knee injury picked up against Chelsea, Thierry Henry should be fit after injuring his toe, while Sol Campbell, Patrick Vieira and Sylvain Wiltord are all facing fitness tests.

Of course, tomorrow night’s game sees the return to Highbury of ‘enfant terrible’ Nicolas Anelka. No doubt he’ll get a hard time, but I think that’s unfair. He was just a kid with greedy bastard mental brothers. As Arsenal fans we wondered why Nic would leave us for Real Madrid, but from any other angle it’s 100% understandable.

I’ve heard him say there are times when he realises how good he had it at Arsenal and I’ll ask all of you to think back to when you were that age and there are undoubtedly many things you regret doing and with the wisdom of experience you would have done differently. Give Nic a break – save your ire for cunts like Frank Stapleton who not only fucked off for a pitiful transfer fee, he fucked off to Man Utd.

I’d have Anelka back tomorrow if I could. Him and Henry up front would be the business.

Nicolas Anelka - arseblog




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