For the first time in a very long time, the Gunners return unscathed
Anytime national team managers meet AW the Alchemist for the availability of his players, a lot runs through his head. The players of Arsenal FC have this “knack” for getting injured on international duty. The prime suspect is always rVp.
Most Arsenal players are integral pieces in their country’s jigsaw puzzle.
The star match from an Arsenal point of view was the game was the Red and White “cross in flag” encounter.
Our Whizkhid Jack Wilshere played in the holding role behind the Lampback of NotreStamford. The Lampback wore the captain’s armband for the first time since making his debut against Belgium on the 10th of October 1999.
Whizkhid played for only 45 minutes. He made some neat passes, rarely giving the ball away and tackling well.
The other English Gunner that took center stage was Theo Walcott. He played 67 minutes and played a major role in getting England back on level terms after they had gone a goal down to Daniel Agger’s header.
The pacey winger did brilliantly to beat his man on the right before putting the ball on a plate for Darren Bent to tap in from a yard.
Ashley Young handed the victory to Capello’s men but our English Gunners did tweak any hammy or break any bone. Walcott’s last international outing ended with him spending over a month on the sidelines.
Nicklas Bendtner played the entire game but didn’t get on the score sheet. His groin was also intact. Thank Heavens.
Yesterday also saw one of our players break his goal scoring duck.
Tomas Rosicky scored his first goal since the time of the Flintstones in Czech Republic’s 4-2 win against Croatia. He tied the game at 2-2 by firing home from a Milan Petrzela cutback. That bloke that gave the assist has a name that can make a pundit bite his tongue. I thought pronouncing the name “Szczesny” was bad enough.
It’s good to see the “Little Mozart” got his scoring boots on. Let’s hope that he adds to his tally against Wolves.
FYI…Our former Crozilian, Eduardo got on the score sheet in that game.
In the friendly replay of the 1998 World Cup final, St. James Park Pantomine Villian, Abou Diaby came in as a substitute on the half hour mark for Les Bleus. Mr. Consistency, Bacary Sagna played for 90 minutes. That dark chap has an unrivaled stamina. The end result didn’t really matter because no Arsenal bones were broken too. Karim Karim scored the lone goal on the 54th minute.
Present number 1, Wojciech “Szszsz” Szczesny kept a clean sheet for the Poles against Norway. It was good to see that he got the nod ahead of Boruc and Kzczkzcz
The diminutive Russian, Andrei Arshavin was present in the squad that last lost at home to Iran in the dying minutes. He also came out unscathed. There were no reports of a broken heart or a damaged cheek “pancake”.
Eboue also played for the Ivory Coast in the 1-0 win against Mali.
The game against Wolves comes up in two days time.
The atmosphere at the club is “better”. The Gunners on international duty all excelled.
In other news, we’ve been ranked as the 5th richest club on Earth.
We are behind the Red Hell Owners, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and the BarcAliens.
I wonder were Chelsea is on the list. While we went through our trophyless spell, they had won 3 league titles, 2 FA Cup and 2 Carling Spoons.
Yet people complain about our wily ol’ miserly AW the Alchemist.
The story will change on the 27th.
There’s also a BarcAlien encounter to look forward to.
Take it easy peeps