This morning I woke up, hoping that there would be loads and loads of news to write about. Frank Lampard being hit by a bus, Robbie Keane being hit by a bus, Flamini signing a new deal...something great like that. Then I remembered it was international week and I was instantly uninterested in writing today's blog. Just being honest, there is never anything to write about during these weeks, and on top of that half of our players always end up hurt. It's a fackin' friendly for shite's sake. Take France vs Spain for instance. There is no way we can win here. No doubt Cesc will run into Gallas and they will both break each other's legs and we'll be missing two key players. I wish they would just ban internationals during the season. A week without Arsenal is like a week without pizza and chicken nuggets, and that is a very bad week indeed. "I can understand why Barcelona would be interested in Alex." "But Alex loves life at Arsenal. He feels he is at the best club in the world. "He has the ideal manager, he loves his team-mates and loves London. Why would he want to leave?"
Mathieu Flamini played for France last night and sure enough, he went off in the 15th minute with an injury. It's looking like an ankle injury so I'm really hoping he'll be back soon as opposed to the 4-6 week type ankle injuries. Clichy, Sagna, and Diaby all also played for this France "B" team and Diaby apparently played with an injury so he'll probably be out for four years or something. Luckily the other two made it through unscathed.
Also last night, Theo Walcott actually scored. No not for Arsenal of course but for the England Under 21's. He then went on to say he's "unfazed by his critics." Well as for right now I'm one of his critics so I guess he isn't listening to me. I'm not saying he can't be a great player, I'm just saying right now I don't think he brings much to the team. Disagree if you will but he has not been good this season. He needs time.
Gilberto pretty much said that he is going to have to move on from Arsenal at the end of this season. He's not getting many games and is getting a bit sick of it. But really Gil, who should we bench? You can't attack like Cesc and you haven't been as good of a holding player as Flamini. It's just how football works. If Flamini is out I'd expect him to get a run in the side. His experience would really help in the FA Cup and Champion's League games although if Flamini is fit I'd fully expect him to be the one starting.
Alexander Hleb has been linked with Barcelona, and told them to piss off and he'd rather play for a Cameroonian B League Side.
I guess that was a bit of a long one today but I really hate international weeks so I had to have that rant at the beginning. Until we see what tomorrow's injuries are...cheers.
"I can understand why Barcelona would be interested in Alex."
"But Alex loves life at Arsenal. He feels he is at the best club in the world.
"He has the ideal manager, he loves his team-mates and loves London. Why would he want to leave?"Also Sportingo has linked us with Charles N'Zogbia. I actually think he's a good player but he was complete shite against us. It's Sportingo though so take it for what it's worth.