Can’t sleep, so you get an early, crappy, post.
Today, the squad is without Eduardo, Rosicky, and Sagna due to injury. You all know that Sagna picked up an injury during the Chelsea match. But what you probably don’t know is that Chelsea haven’t apologized for it yet. What? Terry is as much at fault for Sagna’s injury as Eboue was intentional about Terry’s injury, why shouldn’t they apologize?
Anyway, Sagna is going to be at home today, combing his beads, waiting by the phone for John Terry to call him up and apologize. On the other hand, Adebayor might be at the stadium but he’s unlikely to play. Le Boss has said that Ade looks ‘jaded’ which is British for “tired.”
I don’t do fantasy sports but if I did, I wouldn’t play Adebayor because if he plays at all it will be in a reserve role. Which is a bit of a shame, because he really needs to get a goal ahead of the Liverpool clashes, but I guess Wenger has weighed that against his jadedness (jaditude?) and the big Togolesian getting a break. What will the Arsenal fans sing about if they don’t have Adebayor to sing to?
So, it’s up to a very rusty van Persie and a very big Dane to carry the scoring load. As I was looking both players up and I found this video of van Persie’s “13” greatest goals.
Watching that video makes baby Jesus cry. He’s so fucking good. Here’s to Robin getting his touch back all at once.
Other than to report that Wenger wants to rest Ade, I’m not going to guess what kind of lineup Wenger will choose. It’s his team, he knows them best. Don’t be surprised if the old man has some further tricks up his sleeves. Flamini and Cesc may also get a rest today, you never know.
In our penultimate story, Cesc has fired his old agent and hired David Dein’s son. I don’t like this one bit. Darren Dein is the same agent who greased the rails that saw Henry shipped to Barca. Is the Dein family hell bent on destroying Arsenal? From his father’s association with a Russian mobster who wants to milk Arsenal dry to the son’s relationship with Barcelona this family seems noxious at first glance. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe they are collaborating to get Barcelona to over-pay for Arsenal players. And maybe they are scamming a Russian mobster.
And maybe rainbows and pots of gold will suddenly appear at Emirates…
And finally, Martin Keown is coaching a one-time famous clash today. He’s managing Oxford in the Oxford-Cambridge match. This is the long way around for him to get his UEFA A coaching license. Good for him, and may he have a long career coaching. Oh, and by the way, he’s doing this for free. I always liked Keown. Especially when he went Donkey Kong ape-shit on Ruud van Nistlerooy.
And that’s it for today. Here’s to 3 points.