07.35 – A good win ahead of the Charity Shield last night for Arsenal as they spanked Rangers 3-0 at Ibrox. Goals from Edu, Sol Campbell and a penalty from Lauren sealed the deal.
Good news is that Patrick Vieira started the game and his knee held up well. According to AW “(Patrick Vieira) came out of the game without any knee problem and we will see how his knee reacts tomorrow morning but the signs are very good.”
Rangers were well and truly outclassed. Australian defender Craig Moore said “We competed for a while but in the end it was men against boys. They were playing keep-ball for the last 20 minutes and they had us chasing shadows.”
By all accounts Kolo Toure had an excellent game at centre-half. If this is going to be his position from now on, then the signs so far have been promising. I think he’d be excellent right-back cover as well. He might need some time to grow into the centre-half position, but Toure strikes me as the sort of player who’d do exactly what he’s told to do. Some tutelage from Keown would go down a storm. Maybe we don’t need to spend big on a centre-half. Or maybe it’s a case of cutting our cloth according to our financial position, but still. It could be worse. We might have played Cygan.
Norwich City are leading the race to sign German Moritz Volz on loan. This article says that a Premiership club is interested, but I thought that loans between Premiership clubs weren’t allowed. Or is that just me?
Having dished out another truck full of roubles to sign Joe Cole and Juan Sebastian Veron, Arsene Wenger had some advice for Championshipmanavic at Chelsea. “They need a much bigger coach.” By coach he meant bus, and not a big, fat Allaradyce.
Typically, my satellite system has been fine all summer, and now it’s fucked. Just when the football starts again. After some investigation I need a new LNB or LMB or something. Gah. It’s not like the old days when you could just whack the side of the telly.