13.43 – Sunday round-up.
Celtic 1-1 Arsenal. Everyone says the game changed for the Gunners when Vieira came on, and Kanu looked our best player. I’m telling you, this is a 20 goal season for lanky Nwanky. I didn’t see the game because sun spots or something are making my satellite signal as weak as a John Fashanu game fixing excuse. Still, there’s some good reports over on the forums (registration required).
We saw the return of Captain Patrick Vieira who played around half an hour. He should play a full half against Rangers later in the week.
Having sold Chelsea to the Russkies leaves Ken Bates free to partake in his favourite pastimes. Electrifying football fans, running over little kittens in his Bentley and mouthing off about Arsenal. He’s one of the Premiership chairmen who are furious about the idea of Arsenal and Spurs sharing the new Wembley. Well, he’s not the only one. Imagine sharing a stadium with those plague carriers. Hideous thought. Anyway, according to today’s News of the World (no online link), Arsenal are set to announce they have the funds in place to build Ashburton Grove, with a German bank being the main investor.
It looks like Kolo Toure and Arsene Wenger have decided his future lies at centre-half. He played right back, both wings and left back last season, and started against Celtic alongside Sol Campbell in central defence. AW says “He is physically massive and has the presence to play in that area. I want to improve our defensive record because we conceded too many goals last season and I will continue to make experiments to have a solid defence, but I think he could be up for the job.”
According to Danish correspondant John of Fauxhemian (fame), Sebastian Svard has joined FC Copenhagen on loan for a year. A season of first team football and all that delicious bacon should see him return to Arsenal next season ready for the big time.
That’s about it really. Must go float.