Arseblog: Saturday 5th October 2002

october 5th

10.32 – Today’s Sun is like an Arsenal special.

First, Thierry Henry says Arsene Wenger is the transfer king, then he says he’s almost like a father to him as they celebrate winning the Manager of the Month and Player of the Month awards. Also in The Sun is a story about Robbie Keane and how he’s staying at the same hotel as Arsenal’s Gilberto Silva. Robbie has yet to score for Sp*rs, but Gilberto is banging them in like a sailor on shore leave.

Thierry faces a fitness test ahead of tomorrow’s game against Sunderland, but Martin Keown, Dennis Bergkamp and Ray Parlour are all still out. David Lacey in The Guardian says that Arsenal are close to perfection, while in the same paper Pascal Cygan marks his own card by saying he’ll use his elbows to protect himself against the more physical forwards in the Premiership. Expect our stretched out Uncle Fester to see red sooner rather than later then.

Heard a strong rumour from a friend today that Claudio Ranieri is on the way out of Chelsea after their embarassing UEFA cup exit, and coming in to replace him is none other than gorgeous George Graham. We’ll have to wait and see.

Oh, and something I meant to mention earlier in the week. Last weekend I saw a player from a lower division team go clean through on goal, past the keeper and as he got to the goal line, he did what we always used to do as kids – bent down and headed the ball from the ground into the goal. Absolute class. If anyone knows who that was, please let me know.


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