No News Is Good News In The World Of Arsenal…


Howdie folks, and today is official the most non-football related day of the year so far… we’re in between the end of the transfer window and the beginning of the International break and it’s a good 10 days before our next game… There is no football today, nor has there been much this week… the hoo ha or lack of hoo ha is over, so today is officially the nothing day…

Sometimes I think no news is good news, as news normally consists of 1) an injury 2) a potential departure 3) crisis at the Emirates…

Tomorrow is a round of Under 21 games, and I’ve got the privilege of seeing England vs Portugal at Wembley, how cool…! With Theo Walcott playing against Andorra, and Jack Wilshere not in the squad… It’s a UEFA European U21 Championship Group 3 Qualifier so quite important…

So what does Arsenal think about his squad…

“We have the squad to cope with every problem we face during the season. I really think it’s more interesting for us to look at our strengths and at our quality rather than looking outside. I know that makes headlines but it doesn’t win games.”

And that’s a squad that includes young Samir Nasri of course, who has settled in well and already scored twice this season. He does look exciting, he has the ability to go past players, cross, shoot and much more to his game… He’s been speaking on the recent praise, how he’s settled and comparisons a la Pires…

“I am very happy. I have been able to regain my place in the national side, there is a good atmosphere at the club, and we have a very young squad that shares my excitement. I do not feel that I am in a foreign country – with all the French speakers around I am not in an unknown territory. I have settled in very well. I have heard that I have been cast as the successor to Pires but that is difficult to bear as he did some magnificent things with Arsenal. The comparison is flattering. But I need to adapt to the style of play and to acclimatise over here. I would love to have the same sort of career he had for the club.”

Indeed, early days for young Nasri, but the signs are good…

A big thank you to all the people who’ve been leaving comments. I read all of them every day and it’s a welcome contribution to the site. We’ve got a monthly section on the left for best commenter’s, so thank you and please continue…!

Okay, after a review of our central midfield and our back five, it’s time to head my head down and start my article on the wingers…

Til tomorrow.
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  • http://kierandelaney.net/blog Kieran Delaney

    < ![CDATA[There's always a crisis at the emirates :D

    Thank god we aren't delusional like the chaps on the tyne. The only surprise up there is it took 8 months.]]>