Happy Saturday morning, this will be short and sweet because international football interests me very little.
I took time out to watch the England game last night. Theo had pulled out injured, which wasn’t the best news for the run in. However, there was still a place in the side for Chamberlain. It’s quite difficult to judge how good a performance is against a team of part time postmen, but you can only play what’s in front of you and AOC managed an assist and a pretty good goal. So a good performance and hopefully a gee up for his Arsenal career.
Stories are doing the rounds about Adidas dropping their interest in Arsenal for the upcoming kit deal. It’s come from the Mail, so it could be totally fabricated. However, the fact that there’s a lot of Adidas in the league and that we’re not exactly a potential jewel in anyone’s crown means it could well be true.
Brands buy into success, not prudent business models.
That leaves the door open to Nike, who I’m told aren’t hugely keen… or a challenger brand, which is a definite possibility because I know one is sniffing around the contract.
I didn’t mention the Galatasaray Emirates Cup. A lot of fans are sensitive about the invitation. I’d tend to agree with them… Plenty didn’t enjoy the trouble around the UEFA cup final. I’d imagine the board decision looked like this…
The Emirates Cup will be a tough sell this year
Galatasaray are Turkish
Eboue is a massive crowd draw
Final story of the day is that Dortmund are interested in bringing Rosicky home in the summer. That works for me, he’s probably nearing the end of his days with us… Hopefully they can handle his wages!
Enjoy your Saturday!