Roman Abramovich may have done the biggest favour to all connected with Arsenal Football Club
this January transfer window.
By spending £50M on Fernando Torres, a player who was woeful at the World Cup and unwanted by
Barca or Real, the Russian oligarch has priced Cesc out of the reach of Barcelona for at least a
couple of seasons.
In that he decided that he would build a team, whilst up against the Russian, Spanish and Arab
billions, on a shoestring, that was capable of dominating the greatest club tournament on the
I am of course talking Champions League football.
Having written about my beliefs for this team in said competition in previous posts, I am
forging ahead with my view of this squad being built with a large focus on winning the only major
trophy to have eluded Wenger.
This is how I feel on this crisp, sunny, yet cold Sunday morning in London Town.
Not.. Can Arsenal beat City.
Our midfield today will be comprised of a Steely Cameroonian hitman, accompanied by the elegant
rangey skills and power of a Parisian box-to-box man and the trio are completed with a touch of
Spanish genius to bring it all together.
Dissect the West Brom game as much as you want, but it won't make any difference to the
I sat through the whole game in the Clock End Upper (love saying that as opposed to the South
Stand), right smack behind the goal, so had a wonderful vantage point over the course of the
I like the format of the Carling Cup, where the job is done on the night, no piddley replays
etc, extra-time then penalties if needed.
The FA Cup should also be run in a similar fashion from say Round 4 or 5, let the replays stay
in the earlier rounds for the smaller clubs to earn some money, but in the latter rounds, with the
Champs league and other comps all hotting up, the transfer fixture pile up can cause our clubs
It's only Braga in the ECL Matchday 1 tonight, not Real or Barca, but I am just so god damn
excited about watching this Arsenal team right now.
Cesc and Tomas are really orchestrating a beautiful symphony that gets played out on the
Emirates pitch, with Chamakh leading the line to perfection and bringing others into play with his
100% unselfish play, it's just a pure piece of heaven when we see our beloved team play.
Exaggerate them, make them seem worse than they are, really stretch out the time it will take
for the player to come back.
Is it not obvious?
This new Walcott injury and the manager's comments on the official website seem not quite
fitting to me, on one hand the injury is not as bad as expected as the scan is clear, but then he
says it will be up to 6 weeks till we see him again in an Arsenal shirt.
A prominent Arsenal Group have an insider amongst their ranks, and an email this afternoon suggests
Mark Schwarzer is due at Arsenal this Thursday for his medical, prior to completing his protracted,
and long overdue, transfer to the the Reds of Norf London.
No news on the transfer fee, but it will be between the 2.
Wenger has never been right.. has he? (note to the simpletons: tongue is firmly in my cheek
When he helped guide our beloved club to doubles, season's unbeaten, cups galore... the issue
was "too many foreigners" or "Wenger is killing England"... etc (you know the guff, some of you
so-called goons even participated in such guff talk)
We now see every successful team in Europe, full to the brim with overseas players, Inter Milan
won the treble last year with maybe a pair of Italians in the starting eleven at most, the large
majority of the time, they played eleven "foreigners"
So Cashley blanked Fabio at Wembley yesterday? haa
Regardless of that, Capello will see, what us Gooners have seen and known about for some time,
Kieron Gibbs is the best left back at Arsenal right now, sorry Gael, but he is.
Cole seems to be coming to the end of his playing curve, off the field problems continue to
blight the little bugger, young Gibbs will never have a better chance than this to grasp the
England Number 3 shirt.