Happy afternoon. Why’s the post late? Because I drank all the beer last night and ate all the chicken. Posh chicken from Bird Restaurant. It’s a scene there… like the inner workings of a morbidly obese persons dream… fried chicken everywhere… amazing.
Anyway, back into football… and this weeks addition of ‘Say what?’
‘Szczesny hasn’t trained, Mikel Arteta is out and Yaya Sanogo has problems.’
I’m up. Struggling to sleep, so I’m going to pen a pre-match report before Alex wakes up for the full monty a bit. Just some topline thoughts before I leave for work.
We put in a shift, no doubt. I thought we overran the Dortmund team. We played with style, we passed with more crispness than I’ve seen for a while and we looked genuinely exciting moving forward. I thought Chamberlain was excellent. I read a report on him being firmly under the radar for such a talent. My view is the reason that is mainly centres around his lack of impact in games. He’s starting to show that he can be that player, he hit the bar with a looping half volley which crashed against the bar. Really impressed with his explosive pace around the pitch. He’s one to watch.
Lots of sounds bites to smash through this morning. The first one is Wenger on the Usmanov comments.
‘First of all, the 18 years I have been here I have shown that I can take criticism and everybody has the right to have an opinion,’ he said.
‘Having said that, we have values at this club. The first one is when we go through a difficult patch, we show solidarity. That is a very important one.