Goodbye! Cheerio! See ya later, Interlull. Yeah, that’s right. Pack your bags and shove off.
Thankfully it’s over. It seems like the longest Interlull of all time and there have been many lengthy and tedious ones in the past. At this moment in time there don’t appear to be any casualties but we’ll have to wait for official confirmation of that.
Last night saw some Arsenal boys got on the scoresheet. Cesc for Spain, Eduardo for Croatia as they got hammered by England and Bendtner for Denmark – thats 2 in 2 at international level for him. As well as that Tomas Rosicky played for about an hour as the Czech Republic beat San Marino. The Czech coach revealed afterwards that he’d spoken to Arsene Wenger to say that he wouldn’t play him for more than an hour, so I’m assuming that Rosicky is in contention for the game against City on Saturday.
Of course we’ll probably get the whole ‘I think 2 games in one week is a bit too far physically for him at this stage’ but I’m staying hopeful.
Andrei Arshavin shook off his injury worries to play against Wales. Now Arsene will wait for the players to start arriving back today, check the state of the injuries and knocks, if any, and he’s got tomorrow to prepare for the visit to Manchester.
Meanwhile those brainiacs at UEFA, having already been made foolish by their inability to use a fax machine, wanted Eduardo to appear before their appeals committee in Switzerland yesterday. Problem being that Eduardo was in England playing for Croatia. Dopes. And why the hell does he have to go all the way to Switzerland anyway? UEFA’s General Secretart, David Taylor, has denied there’s any kind of witch hunt going on here but if that’s the case why has he insisted Eduardo appear at this appeal wearing a long black cape, a pointed hat, a wart on the end of his nose having booked him on the 13.05 Broom from Stansted?
Not much else happening this morning so I’ll just remind you about the competition to win a copy of ‘Forward, Arsenal‘. See yesterday’s blog for details of the question and the winners will be announced on tomorrow’s blog.
There’ll be an Arsecast tomorrow too during which I’ll be talking to Alex Fynn, co-author of Arsènal: The making of a modern superclub and there’ll be 3 signed copies of this book to give away during the show. So tune in for that.
In the meantime we can just start thinking about the return of real football. Interlulls haven’t always been kind to us in terms of getting ourselves going again so let’s hope we can hit the ground running this time.