Good morning, cocksandwiches. I just wanted to get in a quick update for those of you who are into that sort of thing.
First, and worst, Kolo shoulder injury is worse than previously thought and he’s now scheduled to be out for at least two weeks. Kolo is putting a brave face on the injury saying “I hurt my shoulder badly, it was very painful but it is a job of a defender to take pain.” As tough as he is, he still needs to sit out for 15 days. That means that Arsenal’s defense is now down to a Man U cast off, a utility player, Clichy, and some right winger. Ugh.
When Arsene loaned Senderos this summer I decried the loss of a player with his experience and ability and well… I told you so. Even with his head done in he’s at least as good as Song in the central defensive position AND he has loads of Champions League experience — more than Silvestre.
Right after the Everton match Arsene said that the defense looked shaky to start and that he feels like our defense needs to gain confidence as games go on in order to perform. Well, I’m sorry but Song is the guy who most looks shaky right now, and if he can be nervous against a poor form Everton at the Emirates, I’m fearful he’s going to break apart against an in form Fener in the cauldron of the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium.
As right as I was about Senderos, I have to apologize to all of you who were calling for Arsenal to buy another defender, you were right, this club with all of the supporters we have and the money we’re supposedly generating should not be going into a Champions League clash with Alex Song as our central defender. I have to wonder why Arsene didn’t buy a back-up defender? Why did he loan Senderos and sell Hoyte? Why didn’t he buy Appiah? What is the meaning of life? Why do I write this blog? WHO AM I???
We may never know, but we’ll find out today if Song is up to the part — I fear he isn’t. The boss, though, has no fear
I’m not worried. We have to dictate our game. We don’t have a team that is built to defend. We have a team that attacks.
(Facepalm) Ugh… Come on Arsene, defense wins championships. Record breaking defense got Arsenal to the Champions League final, you know that.
I’d hate to see the face I make…
Well, I need a sedative and a beer and.. oh Christ, I’m not going to make it am I? I’m going to have a nervous breakdown before the game.
Maybe I’ll be around tomorrow to write the good, bad, and ugly.