Friday, February 15, 2008

More Injuries...Or Are There?

Morning everyone, another great day to be a Gooner. Tomorrow we have the FA Cup against the red cunts from the north. Now you know there's been lots of injuries throughout the past couple of weeks, and the list keeps on piling up. RvP of course is always injured, and he's out. Manuel Almunia is out because he is "sick." He's not playing FA Cup games anyway but he's still definitely out. Abou Diaby got hurt a few weeks back and he is still out with a calf problem. Djourou, Walcott, and Rosicky are also all definitely out. Gael Clichy and Bacary Sagna are both major doubts, Sagna with "personal issues" and Clichy has a hamstring problem. Adebayor, Flamini, and Senderos are also listed as doubtful but will be in the squad due to the fact that we have fourteen healthy players at the moment.

Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue will both be back from the African Nations Cup so they will play. If I was picking the starting eleven it would have to be something like this:


Now I'd say while most of these injuries are legitimate, I think some are just mind games or just wanting to have an excuse to rest some players for Wednesday against AC Milan. Clichy and Sagna I'd say will 99% be back in the squad Wednesday, along with Flamini and Adebayor. I think the boss is just wanting to rest them because it really doesn't matter if we win. Everyone hopes we beat them, but if we don't then no big deal. Wouldn't you much rather stuff Milan Wednesday?

So yesterday I told you that Cesc is already receiving an extension to his deal. Well Arsene Wenger has said this isn't the case. I think Cesc was really saying that after his contract runs out then he'll get another contract. I don't think he was saying he'll get another one in the near future. And it appears now with the comments from Arsene that he won't be anytime soon.

In other news, Alisher Usmanov's Red and White Holdings have increased their stake in Arsenal to 24%. It looks like he hasn't given up on owning our beloved club, so if you don't want this man running the club, speak up and voice your dissent. As we all know from my post that made a brief appearance on the London news, Alisher Usmanov is a crook with connections to the mafia. Yeah, sounds like a chap you want out running your club. You can read that post with his criminal allegations here.

And that's all there is today. Enjoy the match tomorrow. Up the Gunners!

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