A very quick one today, as I have a new fan to install in this wreck of a computer, before formatting the whole thing to get rid of a stupid trojan. You just have to wonder how these people sleep at night, wiping us clean of our bank accounts – so thoughtful of them.
Anyways, Arsenal don’t care much for my little tuppence-worth, more so they want Kolo Toure and Emmanuel Eboue fit and ready as soon as possible, with the Ivorian duo having returned to Arsenal pastures after their African sojourn. I was fairly surprised to see how much Ivory Coast underperformed in the tournement, but with all said and done, I really could not give a toss so long as we have our players back.
The two will hopefully get a game against Manchester United in this week’s FA Cup clash at Old Trafford, where many reckon we will not be seeing our first team rocking up against the Mancs. This may be true, but I still imagine that whatever team we do end up putting on the pitch will be more than up for it against the Red Devils, despite the intimidation of the most racist prawn-sandwich brigade known to Roy Keane’s man.
Of course, were Wenger to choose between an FA Cup match (even against Man Utd) and a Champions League date with AC Milan, the latter would be preferenced by quite a distance. While Senderos gets his rest, Kolo Toure will get his fitness back; while Hleb grabs a breather, Eboue will do what he does best (whatever that is). AC Milan are the priority, here, and thank high heaven that match is actually being televised here for a change.
Arsene Wenger had his usual cautious things to say after Arsenal opened up a five point lead on Man Utd, focusiong purely on the way his team are playing, rather than the activities of others. He says:
“Five points in front, we’re not going to believe we have no chance. We believe we have a chance to do it, but we’re conscious as well that we have to keep our humility, our team spirit and the way we want to play the game. We have to focus on that.
We have still 12 games to go. We are in a good position. We believe we can do it. We always had the belief from the first day, but there’s still a long way to go. As soon as you’re not at your best at the top, you can drop points.“
In other news, there’s some tiresome speculation on Barcalona courting Wenger as Rjikaard’s replacement (yawn), and Liam Brady talks about his Ireland appointments and his staying with Arsenal’s youth setup.
And now, I’m off to disembowel this hunkajunk. Hopefully Im still alive to bring you something else tomorrow. Adios.