Did I laugh when I read ATV Online yesterday afternoon? For sure I did.
Cesc was talking about Fabianski, this is what he said:-
“He is strong and we have to be there for him,” said Fabregas after the game.
“We haven’t seen him because he is doing doping [tests] but we have to be next to him. Sometimes when you are young in a big game, these things happen to you. You can be a little bit down but the team will be 100 per cent behind him and help him in the next game to come back to his best.
So it’s true, we really do have one (maybe more) of the seven dwarfs in our squad, Lucas Fabianski is Dopey!!
It’s sad though really for Fabianski; imagine how he felt trudging off the pitch, knowing he had such a shocker?
Even the authorities thought he had been on ‘something’ to play so badly! 😉
Talking of goalkeepers, James Shea has signed a new contract so the future looks very much like Wojciech Szczesny and Shea who will be our numbers 1 & 2 – there is also a Norwegian-born kid called McDermott who is meant to be good, but at seventeen years old it’s hard to judge him.
McDermott has represented the Republic of Ireland at both Under-16 and Under-17 levels but I wonder if when he gets older he will choose to play for his country of birth, a bit like Frimpong who now want to play for Ghana.
So on a day where the defeat to Porto still hurts, let’s think ahead to the weekend…
We are at home against Sunderland and the good news is that Alex Song is back, so too is Almunia. The latter is a strange one as if his finger was so bad, how come he is suddenly fit again.. I guess we will never know the truth about that but I maintain Almunia was dropped for the Porto game and right now I wish he hadn’t been!!
But as always with us, a bit of good news is often followed by bad, and today it’s Diaby, he’s out for the game on Saturday 😦 There was a time I would have been glad to hear that bit of news, but I’m big enough to admit that just maybe I got it wrong – I say just maybe as he needs to play the way he has been, add a more defensive side to his game and you never know, he could be good…..
Lorik Cana has suggested he was all set to come to us on trial when he was sixteen years old but visa problems prevented it happening!
Blimey, I didn’t get a Visa Card until I was in my twenties, but I did pay it off every month 😉
Another snippet is that Giles Sunu is ready to leave us at the end of the season – what utter garbage, this story came out ages ago and it’s a case of sour grapes by Bordeaux after we have sorted a deal for Chamakh (maybe)
Sunu will be very aware of the fact that if any club gives a kid a chance, it’s Arsenal, so why go and start all over again at another club – only to be left to warm the bench for the next few years…
Right now he is going off on loan to Derby for the rest of the season, but trust me, he’ll stay at Arsenal..
Finally, Gilberto Silva is coming home and he is looking forward to it:-
This is what he said-
‘I’m really looking forward to coming back to London and play once at Emirates Stadium. Although it’s Brazil against Republic of Ireland, and Arsenal will not be playing there, I’m sure I’ll see many good old friends from Arsenal. Of course, it will be great to play on the very good pitch and in the great stadium again’.
Right now, how would you all love this Brazilian in our squad?
I know I would prefer him than the one we have….
Over sensationalised heading maybe, but isn’t that just what all the paps do…..??
And yes, it gets people to read! Some may come back, some may not……
But we’re doing ok, it’s a footie blog, it’s meant to be fun!! 🙂