“It’s a physical sport. We don’t want it to become like basketball.” True, but Kev, was there malice in the attempt? I don’t think Davies thought he’d get the ball and I doubt Arsene did either.
“Was it an accident? Was it mistimed? Only Davies can answer that. “We have no problem with a physical game. It is part of the charm of the game but kicking someone is not in the rules.”Well, Kolo Toure, who, goal aside, was inspirational at the back also agreed that the challenge was out of order. He said:
“The tackle was a disgrace — very bad. There is no place for that in football. I have nothing against Kevin Davies, he seems a good guy. But he uses his elbows far too much.”And there was a series of “elbows” from Davies, which the ref seemed to let go. I know it’s part of Davies game, but Kolo may need a few nurofens after that game to recover…! On the actual game and the three away games, the Ivorian continued:
“In the past we have allowed ourselves to be intimidated but this time we knew that it would be tough at Bolton and we were ready for that. In previous years we have been too easy to beat away but we have shown this week that we are able to win these games.”Let’s hope Clichy has a speedy recovery, he’s been awesome this and last season and a true professional. Tomorrow is the Carling Cup and Arsene will potentially make 10 or 11 changes, a proper preview tomorrow, but the squad does look stronger than it did a few weeks ago. A special mention must go to Denilson and Song, who have both really played well in the last few games. Song looked like a proper defensive midfielder and Denilson has showed since the beginning of the season that he’s a good player. He’s got a few assists and a few goals and has overshadowed his midfield partner Cesc. When Cesc does get into