Good morning grovers!
I didn’t drink last night in the hope of being fresh for today. A nice early night I thought. Trouble is, I must have pissed off the drinking gods because the sound track to my night was foxes fucking in my back garden… my god they are loud.
Its such a busy morning of news so lets get cracking!
Wenger talks about the potential signing of Mputu. He doesn’t sound like he is being signed for the ‘now’, so don’t get your hopes up. I found a video on you tube you should check out! If we sign as new keeper I want one who celebrates like the the this one! Watch on after Mputu’s goal, magic…
Gallas talks about his lust for trophies this year. He was the O2 player of the month on arsenal.com this month. Very well deserved Willy T!
There is some unsubstantiated bullshit linking Gilberto with the spuds on a website I have never heard of before. Has anyone else noticed that Ramos seems to want to sign all our players? Diaby, Denilson, Traore, Nikki B, and now Bertie… he has barely been there a month!
Wenger tells Lehmann he is staying this winter. ANR reckon this is because Almunia is a clown and didn’t extend his arm fully for the goal against Newcastle. He studied the replays and that is what he came up with. I think the words ‘head’ and ‘shoved up your own ass’ could be used to sum up Myles Palmer sometimes.
I’ll be giving a run down of possible transfer exits on Monday, so stay tuned for that!
Wenger, being in a particularly chatty mood had this to say about the accusations from Newcastle over play acting.
Big Al puts his name forward for England as next year he qualifies for citizenship. I think he is just trying to pressure the Spanish FA into calling him up. You’d have to think his chances are limited as Spain do seem to have an abundance of quality Keepers.
Wenger has a lot to say with regards to foreign quotas and the proposition of professional substitutes. A truly fantastic argument put forward by and extremely rational and educated man. It is pleasure to read the opinion of a manager who understands the consequences of rash decision making, especially when the Mirror tries to turn Wengers argument that an Englishman should be employed by the F.A on its head here.
If you have any interest in the mutterings of ex Arsenal flop Aliadiere, read here. In the article he talks about needing to move a club where he knows he will start no matter how badly he plays. He talks about not feeling a responsibility to score goals even though he knows that is why Boro are down the bottom of the league. He claims he didn’t join Boro to score goals, he joined to enjoy himself and play every week! IS HE FUCKING MAD!
So much news to digest I think I am going to have to take a nap!
I think tomorrow will be less challenging than the Newcastle and Villa games. As someone mentioned yesterday, we will have learned from the mistakes we made mid week and hopefully dish out a spanking to a poor Boro team.
I would have taken 7 points last Friday, I don’t know about you guys!
A more in depth preview tomorrow!