So time to reflect and review what has happened in the world of Arsenal whilst I've been gone...
Following his compatriot and fellow left back, Armand Traore has copied Gael Clichy by signing an extension to his contract. We should see more of the youngster this season as he will be back up to Clichy and also may be deployed in the left wing position.
We've played a few friendlies in between then and now, with a game against Huddersfield last week which saw our youngsters have another run out and win the Herbert Chapman tournament...
We've been stronger linked with Udinese midfielder Gökhan Inler, whose agent has previously admitted that he has talked to Arsene.
“It is true that I met with Arsène Wenger. There were very positive talks.”
Arsene responded recently:
“I do not rule out anybody completely at the moment. If we were in advanced negotiations with anybody else I would say no, so everything is possible right now.”
Finally, whilst I’ve been away, we’ve also won the LG Amsterdam Tournament by beating Ajax 3-2 and then drawing with Sevilla 1 – 1. The first game seeing us come back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 and the second seeing a very stern defensive performance to draw the game whilst under considerable pressure by Sevilla.
Okay, I’ve got to recover from my jetlag – normality should resume tomorrow…]]>