It’s true, I just read it in the Daily Mail! Theo is looking forward to swapping his Arsenal shirt with his hero Thierry Henry’s Barca one when we beat them in Rome in the champions league final in May.
He says when he called Vik Akers last summer and asked him for the vacant number 8 shirt. he was told Samir Nasri had got it, and that was before we knew Nasri had signed.
He was left with 23, 19 or 14 and he chose 14 because it was the lowest number, not realising that it used to be Thierry’s. I thought I remember reading that Arsene wanted him to have it? It just goes to show you can’t believe all you read eh!
New boy Andre Arshavin is saying he wants to end his career here and Venables is tipping us to win things this year, it all looks good doesn’t it, but this week is the most crucial week since the last time I said we had our most crucial week.
Then we had to beat Hull to get in the semis, beat Roma to get in the quarters and beat Newcastle to get into 4th. Well we did that Ok, this week we need to beat Wigan away, Villa Real at home and Chelsea at Wembley to consolidate 4th, get into the Champions league semi final probably against Porto and the FA cup final most likely against the Mancs.
So a big bastard big week coming up! This is when it’s great being an Arsenal fan, and the bonus is tomorrow could well be St Totteridge day, at least I think it could be?
A little known fact is Arsene Wenger has now signed this entire Arsenal team, I think we are very close to something special and I would love to see Tomas Rosicky back, but if he doesn’t feature soon, we may well have to admit defeat and find a replacement.
We still need a defensive midfielder and a centre back, I would like to see Gallas stay but I suspect he’ll go, whilst he is still wanted by a top team. And with Ade’s recent form the rumour is AC Milan will be back with a big offer.
Arsene, only take it if you have a ready made replacement. Don’t leave a hole. If he wants to go, let him.
Having said that I’m also happy to keep him, but please, no exodus like the previous two years.
Onto today, I fancy Djourou with Kolo, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see Song there, the rest of the team pick themselves but I suspect he’ll play Eboue instead of Theo and Arshavin instead of Nasri, I hope he plays Bendtner and Eduardo up top and saves Ade and Robin for Tuesday and then picks two from the four for the Chavs at Wembley.
Enjoy today Grovers, I suspect selection will be telling, a bit like a chess game!