Arseblog: Tuesday 17th September 2002

september 17th

00.32“I think the FA should get on with something else and maybe not worry about an incident that wasn’t there.”

Arsene Wenger? No. Thierry Henry? No. The quote above comes from Charlton’s John Robinson, who Thierry is alleged to have elbowed. Fair play to him. It’s nice to see football is a game still played by men, and not Oscar winning ponces like Eyal Berkovic (although his acting is hardly Oscar winning. Oscar from Sesame Street maybe).

Arsene Wenger is less than amused by the whole thing though, calling for an overhaul in the FA’s disciplinary procedures. About time somebody with a little more credibility in the football world than your average website commentator, or heaven forbid, a fan who goes to the games week in week out, said something about the ludicrous rules the FA keep making themselves look like twats with. Arsene says “So let’s investigate the FA and see what comes out.” Wouldn’t that be a laugh…too many skeletons in too many closets for it to ever happen though.

Arsenal kick off their Champions League campaign tonight against Borrussia Dortmund. Patrick Vieira is ready to captain this Arsenal side to european glory. He says “This season there is more confidence and self-belief. We are a fantastic side with players up front who can score at any time.” It’s hard to argue with that, in fairness.

Some really good news to finish with, Freddie’s back and in the squad for the game against the Germans. He’s unlikely to start, but may get a run from the bench if needed as Edu is said to be struggling with a knee problem. Nice to have you back Freddie.

 

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