The last post today, before the Portsmouth preview. I think there’s some religious festival on tomorrow that will prevent me from posting. Eh, give a man a break.
So we’ll make this a quick one, starting with Arsenal’s managing director Keith Edelman, who has said in interviews that Arsenal stand to become the richest club in the world in a few years’ time. Edelman is very confident about our financial figures one and a half seasons after Arsenal’s move to the Emirates’, saying once Arsenal win the Champions League, the financial world is Arsenal’s oyster. Edelman says:
“We have our own style of doing things which, you could say, is not too dissimilar to clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona. We think it’s important we carry on that way both on and off the pitch.
We are very close to Real Madrid in terms of revenue. United will bring their figures out soon and they may be a bit bigger than us at the moment and it will take us a few years to make another leap. But we are heading in the right direction.“
It might be a bit of a while before we can top Manchester United (assuming it definitely happens), but things are looking up for Arsenal’s monetary future.
The rest of the news will be summed up shortly, as most of us have family to get to, surely? Sol Campbell, after his damning indictment on fans who swear at millionaire footballers (the poor diddums), is now pumping his Portsmouth side up for the Boxing Day clash with Arsenal.
Other than that, it’s the same old hogwash from Jens Lehmann who’s still looking for a move to somewhere, and the Arsenal Ladies are in a spot of bother with the woman’s league, after failing to make a fixture against Birmingham down to injury, sickness and pregancy.
Arsenal have had their injury woes in the past, but even Frank Lampard cannot compare with the ol’ ‘pregancy’ tag. Hopefully that little mess will clean itself up soon.
And without forgetting a mention of Wenger’s ‘Bendtner’s goin’ nowhere’ spiel, I’m going to have to call it a day.
Many thanks to the loyal readers of the blog, for the well-wishes, the criticisms, and the vitriol my player ratings get. It’s all worth the effort, I feel, and I am glad for all the feed back.
Wishing all you out there a very merry Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukah and whatever else I’ve been callous enough to forget, and we’ll see you back here on Boxing Day.
Stay safe, be happy, and keep warm. (or cool, for those of us in the Southern hemisphere).
…in a one-horse open sleigh…