Rather than blather on about what happened in yesterday’s internationals (as if I watched them!) and babble about how my fingers are crossed over injuries, I think I’ll just link all the videos I could find of Arsenal’s players in action. I’ll be back to prattling on about Arsenal tomorrow after Wenger’s press conference.
First off we’ve got Cesc scoring for Spain. A wonderful little 1-2 with David Silva ends with Cesc (wearing the number 10!) calmly picking out the far post and slotting home. Also, please note the beard. That’s a serious beard and indicates a seriousness and maturity. Don’t doubt the beard.
Eduardo gets a consolation goal against England in the World Cup finals. Congratulations to England, you can go ahead and sew that coveted second star on your shirts now that you’re World Cup Champions!
Andrei Arshavin is a genius, but we already knew THAT.
Aaron Ramsey is the guy who took this corner which led to the Welsh goal. I hope that was a designed corner, because what Arsenal don’t need is more players who can’t put in a proper corner.
Thomas Rosicky played 56 minutes for a rampant Czech squad who beat someone 7-0. Here’s the video highlights of all the goals and shots, as far as I can tell he isn’t in this video, but maybe you have better eyes than me.
Here’s a video of some blobs in white strips who took on some blobs in red strips. One of the blobs in white strips scores an incredible looping header, then a blob in a red strip scores a goal, and then some people set fire to stuff.
And finally, here’s Los Estados Unidos scoring against Trinidad & Tobago. Technically it’s not an Arsenal goal but since so many Americans read this blog, I thought I’d include it. Plus, it’s a damn fine goal! The U.S. squad only won 1-0, but I still wonder if it isn’t time for the World Cup to split in the same way that UEFA split the Champions League into two tournaments: the real one and the Zenit St. Racistberg Cup. I mean T&T have no hope of ever winning the World Cup. EVER. Their best hope is to qualify and get crushed in the first round. Same with Faroe Islands, San Marino, etc etc. Why not have a Heineken Lite Cup for the smaller countries?
Ok, that’s about … injury news is leaking out and there’s a Sky story that Arshavin will be out for a week, with an aggravated groin.
I’m sure Wenger will be ecstatic upon hearing that Andrei Arshavin aggravated an existing injury playing 90 minutes for Russia ahead of an important game against Manchester City — which Mark Hughes is already predicting will be a 3-0 win for them.