Thomas Vermaelen has spoken about his injury he picked up against Aston Villa. While we were all living in fear that he had a sustained a fractured leg, he just picked himself up, dusted himself down and went about his business as usual!
What he suffered was bad bruising; an injury which normally requires a period of rest but the hard man has continued to play through the pain.
So is he just made of steel, or are we taking a huge risk by playing him through his injury? What happens if he gets a further knock?
I am no medic, but surely another kick on an already injured leg could end up putting him out for a longer period?
Guess it’s just one of things that time will give us the answer, I know my finger and toes are crossed that he goes through the next few games with great ease and no further damage. We need him to stay fit, we trust him and so does William Gallas!
David Seaman was on Goals on Sunday at the weekend, he still thinks we can win The Premier League – So do we Spunky!
He also believes that Almunia has the ability to remain as the No1 keeper at Arsenal!! He thinks in training he shows great quality, and he has a certain aura about him!!!
Not sure we all agree there Spunky – no matter how good you once were – Almunia is a disaster right now, he is costing us points. Ok, he made an oustanding save against The Dippers but how many times this season have we seen him fail?
Too many to count sadly.
Bit of reserve team stuff
Young Dutchman and midfielder Nacer Barazite is finally over his injury problems. His first game back a few days ago was a perfect one for him. He scored the only goal in a 1-0 away win at Stoke.
Last night he was back in action again for the reserves in an away fixture at Chelsea.
Here is the Arsenal team:
Shea, Coquelin, Ayling (c), Miguel, Evina, Barazite, Henderson, Frimpong, Sunu, Emmanuel-Thomas, Freeman
SUBS: Dunn, Ozyakup, Deacon, Byles.
The one to watch for was Luke Freeman, the young striker who has just been added to the first team’s Champions League squad, probably to the surprise of many.
I didn’t watch the game, but the lads won 2-1 and went top of the league table, goal scorers were Luke Freeman and Giles Sunu.
Interesting that Craig Eastmond wasn’t playing which may suggest he is in the squad for the trip to Portugal.
Talking of which, today we should find out whether or not Alex Song will be fit enough to face Porto.
My fingers and toes are crossed, we know he’s not perfect, but he ain’t half bad is he?
What we do know is Audrey Arshavin is out through injury but Eduardo is back ready for action
Finally, some very good news for all those lucky enough to go to The Emirates week in week out, Arsenal have announced that they will be freezing prices for both season tickets and matchday tickets during the 2010/11 season – AFC.com will clarify the costs in the near future.
That’s about it folks, but tomorrow is a footie day and that’s good news….
Have a good day all…