Arseblog: Friday 10th September 2004

september 10th

Well, you’ll be pleased to know that I’m all interneted up in my new home and regular updates can resume forthwith, saving you the occasional tales of ‘How things don’t get done in Spain’ and other tedious details of how I have to wait around for stuff.

Big thanks to Tom for providing new Arses and his arse related updates even though he’s had to put up with a fairly lean spell in terms of Arsenal news given the funstrous internationals we’ve had to endure. Now those are all out of the way for time being and we can concentrate on real football again.

The lads are going cottaging on Saturday as they take on Fulham. Patrick Vieira, fresh from his red card against the North Atlantic Egyptians, and Pascal Cygan, fresh from his … erm…well…er…, are both back from injury and should go into the team as Cesc and Justin Hoyte make way. Sol Campbell is still a couple of weeks away from full fitness.

Arsene Wenger is not being drawn into making comparisons between this year’s good form and the unbeaten league run of last season. People are talking about Arsenal being shoe-ins for the title this year, but we’ve only played four games. Yes, we’ve won them in some style, scored lots of goals and impressed nearly everyone along the way, but we still only have the same amount of points as George Graham’s Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. It’s early days still, according to the boss, who says “It is difficult to compare the two sides because we are only four matches into the season. Instead, we must judge the team at the end of the season.”

It doesn’t take too much of a leap to think that the press boys who’ve hammered us over stupid little things in the past are doing a very nice job of building us up so they’ll really be able to take a pop when we do eventually lose a game. I think AW is well aware of that and is doing as much as possible to keep everyone’s feet on the ground, especially after our rhythm has been broken up by the internationals.

Beyond that there’s little else going on this morning. So how have you lot been then?

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