Good morning fellow Arsenal worshippers!
I’ll kick the morning off with the revelation that the President of Le List; William Gallas, is out indefinitely. Well, he is if you read this article, but if you read this article the previous article seems some what contradictory?
Anyway, going by quotes, it seems Wenger thinks Willy G is 2 weeks away from featuring. If you want to go by Sultana’s calculations, they seem to think the end of October is more realistic? Its all very confusing, I’m sure you’ll agree!
Having him out is a real blow for the team, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it? Or improve it? Or add a little more experience to it?
Ok, dumb proverb…
I tell you what though, his program notes better be amazing this weekend and I’m talking Dan Brown good…
Raymond Domenech blatantly read my blog the other day and got a little jealous of all the lime light I was giving the England set up about playing Michael Owen straight after an injury. So, to justify my hatred for him he has decided to call up the injured Gallas for this months Euro clashes. Just to rub salt in the wound, it appears the Spec Savers poster boy called the Czech manager as well.
In other news, Gilberto has been moaning about how hard the benches are in the new stadium. He is probably used to those tasty Recaro racing seats they have on the continent.
“I am on the bench not because of my quality or something like that but because I came back late. It is so hard.
He also talks about his respect for the manager and the other players; you can’t fault the Brazilians attitude can you?
Arsenal.com have managed to draw up an article identifying Sundays key battles, don’t look if you are of a nervous disposition.
Craig Gordon talks here about how he is looking forward to the game and how Sunderland can win. Many will be watching his performance with great interest. I think a lot of Gooners™ believed Craig Gordon was the keeper that got away. Only time will tell! There is also a piece about how Roy is Keane on pitting his wits against Wenger this Sunday.
Stan the man appears to have aligned himself with the Arsenal board, and it seems he may have opted to join in with the lock down agreement. This will certainly add some stability to the club at board room level. The prospect of Stan being the long term owner of Arsenal doesn’t seem half as bad as it did a few months back, no thanks to PR calamity Alisher “Jabba” Usmanov.
Finally, the Opta player of the Month went the Ade and the runner up award went to Cesc. I’m not overly surprised, but I am pleased!
And that’s it! Tune in tomorrow for a full match preview! Enjoy your Friday Grovers!