So we found out today that Arshavin had the blessing of Tzar Vladimir Putin, the king of Russia. It emerged that Putin had a chat with Arshavin and was happy to see him go to THOF, good news really because as Putin was born in St Petersberg Arshavin going could have seen him locked up in a gulag instead, so that must mean Putin is a Gooner.
Other news is Alexandre Hleb is determined to stick it out at Barca and fight for his place, it’s a shame he didn’t show the same mettle at Arsenal, but then he’d look a right plonker if he left Barca wouldn’t he? It’s good to see the curse of Arsenal is still working though and should if nothing else show to any want-aways that the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.
Spain doing England could have done us a favour as well, as the midfield pairing of Iniesta and Xabi are showing Cesc he would get a Hleb like role should he go back, not to mention every bad ball would be greeted by white hankies and boos from the crowd.
I was also thinking the FA Cup may force the boss into an interesting team, not a reserve team and not a first team so I would go for this.
Sagna Djourou Gallas Gibbs
Wilshere Ramsey Nasri Vela
That’s my team but I suspect he will go for this team.
Sagna Kolo Gallas Clichy
Ramsey Diaby Song Nasri
If Diaby is not fit then Denilson next to Song, he’ll play Song ahead of everyone if he has the chance and the reason for this is the same reason he perseveres with Eboue, he refuses to admit he’s wrong. Now that’s not a witch hunt against Song, Eboue and Denilson, I would just like to see the others get a run and see what happens, we can’t keep drawing games, and this is Cardiff, so he can take a few chances, I worry that Vela will want out if he keeps not selecting him and I think Vela has a big future with Arsenal.
You may remember I have in the past whined at the English kids getting the chances the foreign boys get, well Sidwell, Upson, Muamba, and Bentley, regardless of what you think of them were not given any chances outside of the Carling cup, yet Eboue, who was booed off against Wigan for being inept, has played every game but one since, so all I’m saying is why not afford the same indulgence to Wilshere, Ramsey and Vela? They are just as much Arsene signings as Song, Denilson and Eboue.
That’s all, no bad mouthing and no saying they are bad players, just a bit of fairness, give them a chance or two or they will be asking to leave and you will let them go saying ‘they asked to leave’ and I for one think all three of those will be world class one fine day and the other three won’t.
I would like to think Eduardo will make a sensational comeback, but don’t hold your breath, he may take a while, but having him on the pitch will lift the team and the supporters, and sometimes that’s more important than you may think Arsene.
I really hope we get back the self belief soon because not playing in the champions league will cause more problems that you can imagine, we are fast running out of season, we have players coming back that will transform us, we are more than capable of beating Liverpool and Man U away and the chavs at home, but we need to kick on now, and when better to do that than against Cardiff on Monday.
Have a great Friday Grovers and don’t forget too buy your loved one a Valentines day card, and I don’t mean Arshavin, I already did that and he’s mine.