Daily Archives: January 27, 2011
First things first…….I have to apologize for the lateness of today’s post. I was busy doing loads of stuff so there was to time to sit my ass somewhere and use my BlackBerry to write this post.
Birmingham City and West Ham sweated it out yesterday to earn the right to be the side that will be whooped in Wembley on the 27th of February. Thanks to some bloke on a blue jersey, McLeish and his charges will be the ones we’ll face in our bid to end our 5 year trophy drought. There’s a lot of football to be played between now and then. 7 games to be exact.
We’ve gotten good news that Bacary Sagna has escaped the clenches of the evil doctors and nurses and has been deemed fit to play again. The initial diagnosis was concussion but it’s very likely that AW the Alchemist will make him rest for the tie against Huddersfield Town. Emmanuel Eboue can come in for him in such a match. Everton come to town on Tuesday so Sagna’s services will be needed once more. It also seems that he has buckled to the pressure of his teammates and has joined the social networking application Twitter. I guess i have no choice than to follow him like the rest of the Arsenal players i’m following. You can follow your consistent right back at @Sagnaofficial.
Tuesday’s win against Ipswich has made the media Vultures write a lot on paper and give new headlines. It was also customary that they would meet the heroes that made the feat possible. The first person they met was the man that guided the team towards the “finishing post”. Club manager AW the Alchemist. He said that he and his team want to bring the “glory days” back to the club. He also said that “any trophy” is a trophy. He summarized it all by saying that a win in Wembley will pave the way for more. I made a quote in my post published on the 19th of this month. “I believe until they get †нє taste of winning a trophy, they will not grow †нє hunger for it. You do not become addicted to smoking until you’ve had your first taste of a cigarette“. That sums it all up.
The other player that had a lot of time for the media Vultures was Jack Wilshere. At the age of 19 it seems that he’s in line for his maiden trophy. You can read about what he told them here. It’s amazing to see how someone so young can play and act as someone that has kids. Wilshere has been a phenom for us this season. The loan move to Bolton did a whole lot of good to his confidence and his performances this season has been very outstanding. If he doesn’t win the award for “PFA Young Player of the Season” i’ll go berserk.
It’s also very good to see that he’s putting his head down and working as hard as he can. I don’t Denilson or Diaby usurping him anytime soon. The only player that can be labeled as a “threat” to Wilshere’s position is Aaron “Rambo” Ramsey.
Ramsey joined us from Cardiff on my birthday for £4.8 million pounds. We all know why he preferred us to the Red Hell Owners. AW the Alchemist. He made his league debut against Blackburn in September 2008 and has gone on to play 27 league matches. He has also notched up 2 goals against PortsBrokeMouth and Stoke City. His only FA Cup goal came in that 2-1 win against West Ham in the third round. I remember him going straight to the fans to get a very big hug. If he does that again after getting a yellow card early on he’ll be sent off. Of all the new rules to create in football, getting a card from celebrating with your own fans. Bullsh*t if you ask me.
Unlike Wilshere, Rambo has a better passing range but is not as agile and iron-willed like his young English counterpart. The injury he suffered against Shawy put a halt in his massive learning curve but he’ll have another chance to restart the process at Cardiff because he’ll be on loan for a month or two.
He says,”If going out on loan again for a month to get a few more games helps me get back into shape quicker and into the Arsenal squad then I will do that. I just want to get back to playing regularly and get back to the Arsenal team as quickly as i can”
I would prefer Rambo to stay at Cardiff till the end of the season. It will be more beneficial to him because i’m sure that he will play week in week out. The npower Championship is a very grueling league with 24 teams competing for honours unlike the Premier League that has just 20 so there’ll be a lot of games that will be played. AW the Alchemist knows what’s best for his squad. Good luck to Ramsey as he starts is his bid to gain full match fitness.
Carlos “Aztec Warrior” Vela will also be shipped out on loan very soon. Bolton is the likeliest destination. He has featured sparingly for us this season so the move to Bolton will do him a whole lot good. Let’s also hope that Coyle reshapes him well and send him back to us as a new “finished” product. I believe Kevin “Elbow” Davies will do his part in training. A few elbows wouldn’t hurt at all. At least he said that he did something of that sort to Wilshere. See the player he has become.
Let’s look on the bright side. A loan to move to Bolton will give Vela the opportunity to still play at the top. It will also give him the opportunity to chip all these keepers that give us problems like Rob Green, Al ibn HabHab and the rest. Good luck to our Aztec Warrior as he enters his new club. It’s a shame that he won’t be on the podium with his teammates when we visit Wembley time and time again.
Sebastien Squillaci is fully fit alongside Diaby and Almunia. I think the dreams of signing a center back is slowly evaporating because we have just 4 days left. Let’s just pray that the demons of injuries will not invade our camp and get hold of Djourcielny.
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I said that Ramsey joined the club on my birthday. It’s also Carlo Ancelotti’s birthday. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlo_Ancelotti
Sorry again for the lateness of this post.