Sleep was non-existent, last night. As a result, this post will be short but sweet.
So Arsenal lose their final Austrian friendly against a side whose season is already underway, finishing on the wrong side of a 1-0 scoreline. Interesting notes on the match included Eduardo’s first full 90 minutes for Arsenal – in which he was the main threat throughout the match, though the back of the net didn’t seem to mind much, though – Rosicky’s early withdrawal on 30 minutes, Eboue being played on the right wing, Gallas as captain and Djourou’s withdrawal.
As mentioned, Eduardo was pacy and dangerous at times, and on a number of occassions should/would/could have scored. Bendtner had a good moment or two when brought on as well, but it’s not like the ego’s stinging from losing a friendly. Rosicky’s the only worry, and we await news on his injury for the time being. Fabregas was also pulled out of the match beforehand with a knee injury, but the seriousness of it is still somewhat vague. For the moment, everyone else seems unscathed.
Djourou’s withdrawal is interesting, given the constant links with Birmingham. We cannot afford to lose anymore players, particularly Djourou, and our backup is thin as it is. Djourou is part of that, and I can’t see him leaving. Expect me to be running around rooms waving arms frantically if he does, though.
On a completely unrelated note: Feel glad for Frank Lampard’s sake he doesnt play for West Ham anymore…
And at this moment here, that is all for now. More news on Rosicky and Fabregas when it comes.
Until times of less political duress…