Daily Archives: September 5, 2011
The weekend is finally over and Arsenal’s tasty encounter against Swansea is still miles away. It’s also good to know that phase one of the qualifiers and friendlies are over and no Arsenal bone has been broken yet.
Football wise, Monday might be a boring affair with many nations battling it out in the beaches of Italy but Brazil will offer football lovers a chance to witness some samba when they host World Cup quarter finalists Ghana tonight.
England will lock horns with Aaron Ramsey’s Wales tomorrow evening but the media Vultures have decided to bring Walcott to the spotlight over a slight quote he made on his new autobiography called Growing Up Fast.
I expected the media Vultures to taunt Walcott for not scoring a goal for England in the past three years after his famous hattrick against Croatia on the 10th of September, 2008.
Walcott described Fabio Hitler as cold and clinical but he was quick to clear the air by saying that there are no hard feelings between him and Fabio Hitler:
“I didn’t have a clear-the-air meeting with the manager. I saw him in Italy. We had a laugh and joke about it.”
“He said he preferred me as a footballer rather than a writer and laughed it off. He was great but I never thought it was going to be a problem anyway. He has been great to me. There are no hard feelings.”
He still had more sweet things to say about Fabio:
“I don’t find him intimidating at all. He is a very dedicated manager. He is very professional but he is more relaxed. He has given the freedom to players; he loves his golf as well.”
On the forthcoming match against Wales:
“We want to turn Wembley into a fortress. We need to take our away form to Wembley and I’m sure it will come. The pitch is terrific so there are no excuses on that front. I’m sure given time it will come.”
“We’ve got a great balance in the squad, there is so much competition for places and the pace we have going forward is fantastic, not just from the players on the pitch but those on the bench too. The third goal against Bulgaria was really attacking and great to see.”
Walcott also talked about his dried up goal scoring well for England:
“Not at all. I’m scoring goals for my club and it will come for England, I’m only 22 still – people think because I’ve been around for such a long time that I’m older. It will come. I’m not going to put pressure on myself because apart from the goals everything is going on well.”
We’ll definitely expect Walcott to start against Wales but there’s someone that has no chance in Hell to start for England tomorrow night.
He can’t even start for his own club because he’s out with an ankle injury that will sideline him for the best part of two to three months.
The current PFA Young Player of the Year, Jack Andrew Wilshere.
Many gooners and football fans alike were skeptical when the news broke out that Jack was going to be out for all eternity.
@JackWilshere: “I can confirm I will be out for around 2-3 months! I am working hard in the gym to stay fit and I am gutted but I will be back stronger!”
He also defended Arsenal’s medical staff:
@JackWilshere: “Hear a lot of people giving our Medical team stick? I can assure I am in very safe hands and we have top class physio’s and masseurs!”
Wilshere can’t blame the fans for giving the medical team some stick. Down the years we all know how many injuries have handled.
With the new signings in place, there’ll be no need to rush Wilshere back into action but as for his comments about Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League next season, its not unthinkable.
In the 08/09 campaign, Rafa Benitez was close to winning the Premier League but he had to settle for 2nd place.
Everybody expected Liverpool to pick up where they left off but Rafa ended the season in 7th place before making a transition to Inter that ended in the termination of his job after six months.
With Arsenal sitting in a precarious position in the league table, the gooners will be hoping that Wenger’s men will build up a good run of form because Arsenal has won only two of the last 14 League games and that’s very poor.
In other news, Mad Jens Lehmann has tipped his compatriot Per Mertesacker for success and the media Vultures say that Arsenal made a whooping £35m bid for Dortmund’s sensation Mario Gotze that failed.
Wenger coughing out £35m for a player?
Now that’s something.
The quote of the day goes to Syed Zeeshan Haider Gardezi,
@XEIESHAN_GUNNER: “What is the difference between a triangle and Tottenham HotSpurs?”
“A triangle has THREE POINTS.”
I wrote ages ago that Tottenham can never finish above Arsenal in the Premier League.
I also wrote:
“If Arsenal ends up in 17th place, Tottenham will be relegated.”
Arsenal is in 17th place at the moment, Tottenham is….
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