Tuesday, September 4, 2007

News Before the Break

So of course, because Arsenal is on a good run, they throw in an international break right in the middle of it. You can see who all the Arsenal players that have been called up. Jens Lehmann and William Gallas have both been called up so hopefully that means they'll be ready to face Sp*rs.

Since the last post we've had two matches, one that I got to see and one that I didn't because I was at Disney World with my girlfriend and two friends.

We beat Sparta Prague at home 3-0 to win 5-0 on aggregate. Rosicky, Fabregas, and Eduardo all scored. It was pretty much over after we went up from Rosicky's goal since it put us up 3 goals aggregate with 2 of them being away goals.

The other match was home to Portsmouth. Adebayor scored a penalty in the 7th minute to get things rolling for the team and for him as it was his first goal of the season. It was a quite a good penalty really. Senderos got sent off in the 49th minute or so on a shite call where he barely touched Kanu but of course Kanu fell and the refferee sent him off straight away. So down to 10 men but 1-0 up and we seemed to get even better. Fabregas added a goal almost right after, then Rosicky got another a few minutes later. Kanu scored for Pompey but the game was really over. So another good win for the Gunners and we remained undefeated.

The main thing that you can really notice from those two games: the midfielders are scoring and it is outstanding. Fabregas only had one league goal all of last year and he has four goals this year already. Hleb is scoring and Rosicky is too. Gilberto was our leading midfield scorer last year and he's the one that hasn't scored yet. It's very encouraging seeing them scoring and motivating each other to contribute to the goals each game. Let's hope it continues.

Arsene Wenger says Eduardo is about to explode. Not literally of course but just into a super Crazilian forward that scores 4 goals against Spurs at the shite hole.

Dennis Bergkamp got inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. Good for him and fully deserved.

Lassana Diarra, who from now on will be called Lasagna, has signed from Chelsea about 12 seconds before the transfer deadline. He left because he wants more first team football and while he'll probably get a little bit more I can't see him playing all that much in league matches with at least Cesc, Gilberto, and Diaby ahead of him. He'll probably get a run out in the Carling Cup matches, which I think we got drawn against Newcastle in.

The Champion's League groups have been drawn as well, and we have a pretty good group. It'll have a tough tie against Sevilla, and we also play Steaua Bucharest and Slavia Prague. So pretty much everyone in Prague will be sick of Arsenal coming and beating their teams, first Sparta, now Slavia. Hopefully Tomas scores 5 goals or so against them since he probably doesn't like them from his Sparta days.

Well that's about all lads. Cheers.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hate international breaks. 1. We cant see Arsenal in action 2. We always have injuries during this time..