Arseblog: Saturday 11th September 2004

september 11th

Met up with a friend and went exploring Barcelona last night. In particular we explored some very interesting bars, including one where the Finnish bar girl simply refused to make me another Mojito just because she didn’t feel like it. I had a gin and tonic instead. And then another one. And another three. Then we went somewhere else.

As such I am typically hungover, so this morning’s round-up will be brief.

Arsene Wenger has challenged Patrick Vieira to show his commitment to Arsenal on the pitch after his summer long flirtation with Real Madrid. His return to the side for his first game of the season means Cesc Fabregas will miss out and after his performances Paddy has it all to do. The evergreen Dennis Bergkamp talks about Vieira, retirement, and other things, in this Independent article.

Jeremie Aliadiere is out for the season, more or less, after having surgery on his cruciate ligament. We wish him a speedy and successful recovery. Another youngster, John Spicer, has signed for Bournemouth on a month’s loan.

Fulham this arvo. It’s a holiday here today, the national day of Catalunya, so it seems only proper to celebrate by watching football and raising a glass or two of beer to my Catalan chums. More later.

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