Has the transfer window opened again? I awoke to see the headlines about Arsenal being linked to three players. Bolton’s Gary Cahill just as a back up centre half, he could be just the answer especially with Johan out until February with a knee injury, Song our other back up centre half going to the Africa Cup of Nations. Senderos doesn’t seem to be in Arsene’s plans.
We have also been linked with the usual, Marouane Chamakh, Arsene is doing an Andrei Arshavin job on him and grinding Bourdeaux down until they realise they will receive nowt for him in the summer. oh and last by not least the great man himself Patrick Vieira.
At lot of people are writing Patrick off before he even arrives at THOF, If it is true of course.
Why is it that Patrick finished at 33 years old? Lynford Christie was 32 when he won gold in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992 and Lance Armstrong is still competing in the Tour de France at 37 and he is going to go back and have another crack at it next year.. One an endurance sport and one what needs a burst of energy. Two completely different types of fitness are needed to succeed in those sports. I am sure football must be somewhere in between. Also Patrick has looked after himself, it is well known that when the other Arsenal players were on the lash, he would have one glass of wine and drive home leaving them to it.. On top of that let’s face it as much as we love Song, Patrick in the holding role of our new formation could do Song’s job quite easily a little tackle here and a wander over there for another. You don’t lose your positional sense when you get older. Vieira has something to fight for as well, getting in the France squad for the World Cup (if they qualify).
There have been a lot of talk about Thierry coming back to us in some form one day, I personally would rather see Patrick at least he never run off with £10 million pounds of Arsenal’s hard earned in his last year. It is worth £70k a week just to hear the “Vieira whoa whoa” song again..
Today we have the visit of some Fat Sam’s Northern Cloggers to the Emirates, after yesterdays results where the Spuds and Man U could only draw we need to keep up the momentum, any team with over double the amount of points per game played is in with a chance at the end of the season and even if we don’t get enough points out of beating the top four if we get 100% out of this type of game that should see us at the top come May.
Let’s hope the Dippers raise there game and get a draw against Chelsea later, we don’t want them pulling away
I have a feeling Arsene may break his normal rule and bring back Theo in the starting line up today, because he only had an anti- England injury and he has had a nice rest.
Please Arsene don’t start Diaby, he looked tired and needs a holiday.
I’m going for a 4-1 .. RvP, Walcott, AK47 and a defender no doubt will score .. Gallas.
If you are going today, have a good time Roadsters, I’m going to enjoy it just watching us on the box for a change and not a poxy stream.
I forgot to mention the Ade moaning about his £25,000 fine being excessive.. that’s like one of us getting fined a tenner.. wtf..