On a weekend of International football, I am glad that around nine months ago Robin had his oats and will be at home with his wife while she hopefully gives birth to another little Gooner. At least we know one player shouldn’t be injured for the up and coming game against Birmingham.
Only seven more days to get through now!
Good news in the camp is that Nasri could very well be back after this international break too, so we can look forward to his gradual introduction back into a side that had started firing on all cylinders, I only hope they all come back for training injury free and continue playing at those same dizzy heights.
The thought right now of losing Gallas or the new Belgium captain Vermaelen to injury frightens me big time, we are still leaking silly goals with them, and goodness knows what would happen if one or even worse the both of them got injured! I just hope Arsene plays Song in the defence and not Silvestre or Senderos.
If Nasri is soon to return, then I know many fans would like to see him alongside Cesc, so just maybe that will happen. Hopefully though, Nasri’s return will mean Diaby sits on the bench!!
The Under 21’s played last night, and Theo went off at half time injured, yep injured again, but this time it’s a dead leg – well if that is to believed, good! A dead leg won’t keep him out long enough to miss the game next weekend, unless it’s the Spanish version 🙂 But Jack and Gibbs both starred – Gibbs scored twice, sadly only one was for his country 🙂
Armenia v Spain, – Cesc
Austria v Lithuania
Belarus v Kazakhstan
Belgium v Turkey – Vermaelen
Cyprus v Bulgaria
Czech Republic v Poland – Rosicky
Denmark v Sweden – Bendtner
Estonia v Bosnia-Herzegovina
Finland v Wales – Ramsey
France v Faroe Islands – Gallas, Sagna, Clichy
Greece v Latvia
Israel v Moldova
Liechtenstein v Azerbaijan
Luxembourg v Switzerland
Montenegro v Georgia
Portugal v Hungary
Rep of Ireland v Italy
Russia v Germany – Arshavin
Serbia v Romania
Slovakia v Slovenia
Ukraine v England
Australia v Netherlands, 09:30
Japan v Scotland, 11:20
Norway v South Africa, 15:00
So my count is nine players are or could be involved in matches for their country today, Wednesday or even both!
Arshavin is on a dodgy pitch against Germany, which will be a tough one for him, Cesc’s Spain looks an easy fixture – maybe so easy he will be rested or subbed!!
Thomas Rosicky is up against Poland, that could be a tricky and physical one – same goes for Nik against Sweden. The French game is a must win for them, I wonder who you all want to win that one?
Ramsey could and should be up against Finland and funny enough we haven’t got to worry about the England game.
I think that’s everyone – I can’t find fixtures for Song and Eboue today, so if that’s right then at least they too will be fit for the weekend 😉
So which game are you going to watch?
I shall be watching a Gooner dance his little heart out, yep its Strictly Night 🙂 Come on Tuffers…..
Not much I know, just a post to give you something to read.
The sun is shining, have a great day all, and whichever country you support tonight, I hope they win.