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Injuries could hurt us + AGM questions

You know how much I love internationals and my deep affection for an increasingly tedious side to the game is never helped when our players go away and get injured. Last night cost us Robin van Persie for an as yet unknown period of time but this picture suggests he might have done some real damage to his knee. With...

Football talk as Usmanov channels Kang and Kodos

Good morning all and a special good morning to those fans of FC Barcelona who took the time to write to me yesterday. Your impassioned defence of the club you love has brought about a complete change of mind on my part. Perhaps it was the scathing language you used or the irrefutable evidence that it is, in fact,...

There is nothing to admire about FC Barcelona

Hello to you. Shall we start with the unbridled arrogance of FC Barcelona? Yes, we shall. Their 'sporting' director, Mickey Burgerstain, spoke about Cesc yesterday to a Spanish newspaper. He seems to be under the impression that because of the way Cesc left the club when he was 16 that Barcelona would take some kind of moral stand and not...

Lehmann lays down the gauntlet to Wenger

Oh Monday morning again. Like clockwork they roll around. It's a pretty quiet one really. The main news surrounds Jens Lehmann who says he expects Arsene Wenger to pick him for this weekend's game against Bolton as he's now fully fit. When it was put to him that his absence from the team might not have been down to injury...

Sunday round-up, The Times sinks low to play Usmanov's PR game

Morning all, it's a fairly quiet Sunday morning so let's take a look around at what's happening. Lots of our players were in action last night, I think. Eduardo was on target for Croatia, scoring the only goal of the game as they beat Israel 1-0 to go top of England's group. That's his 800th goal in the last 2...

Message to Cesc's agent: Callate, cabron.

*boilk* That is all. Oh. You want more? Can't just leave a man to his Saturday morning illness and liquid bowels? Ok then. Well, Cesc's agent is being a bit of a cockheaded dickmaster, saying: If we received an offer from Barcelona, clearly we would listen to it. It is the club which taught Cesc everything and it would be a compliment...

I hate the Catalan press + Arsecast 48

Morning all and a happy Friday to you. I suspect the Arsenal news will dwindle as we get more into the international break but there's still a reasonable amount to talk about this morning. Jens Lehmann is the place to start and he's been warned by the German coach Joachim Low that he's got to be playing regularly if he...

Barcelona hypocrites as they go after Cesc again

Oh man, international weeks are supposed to be slow and boring but there's a whole pile of stuff to get through this morning. So no idle chit-chat, no guff, just pure reportage. Lanky Dane Nicklas Bendtner says he could leave the club 'permanently' if he doesn't start getting more chances. I think the lad needs to bide his time a...

Shocking news stories and exclusive content. No, really. Click. Click. Click.

Morning all. Did you wake up with aches and pains and a skinned knee? You didn't? Lucky you. Astro pitches and knees and slow moving central defenders and zippy forwards who push the slow moving central defenders over just do not mix. What shall we talk about this morning as the international break gets well and truly into its stride....

Oh Mug Smasher, can you ever forgive me?

Folks, I fear I may have made a ghastly mistake. Long time readers of the blog will know that I suffered a deeply traumatic experience as a child. No, not when I was an altar boy and I had to change my robes in front of Father O'Touchy, but when my brother smashed up my Arsenal mug. This is...

RVP gets his third winner in a week as Arsenal survive Sunderland scare

Three points and back to the top of the table but it was no walkover despite two early Arsenal goals. The first was an incredible Robin van Persie free kick which was hit so hard that Craig Gordon only reacted after it went over the line. Reminiscent of the one he scored in the World Cup for Holland but...

Sunday round-up

Early start this morning so we'll get right down to it. Arsene Wenger called for focus ahead of today's game against Sunderland. We've been through it all before so we're just looking to stay consistent and keep this run going. I don't think there's any danger of underestimating Sunderland. Also, with Manchester United now top of the table, albeit having...