So, while Dev is out in Spain watching our opponents-to-be in the Champions League (it is only a matter of time before Thierry comes home, and my money is on it being with Barca in February) I have been given the honour of writing today’s post.
Our game against ‘Boro is at 12.45. We need to win today and next week at home against Liverpool to keep our title dreams alive. Everyone at Arsenal is talking about consistency being the key to success. Nothing but wins in our next two games will suffice in this respect.
Arsene is bigging up Nicklas Bendtner by saying he will ‘come good’ in the end. I hoped he had turned a corner with a very well taken goal against Kiev a couple of weeks ago. This has not been the case and I must admit I am starting to detest this guy. Detest is a strong word, but when I see somebody pull on an Arsenal shirt and seem not to care, nor perform, as he does I struggle to find a way of being polite about it. Having said that I would never boo him, but let’s not go there – sooo last week. Bendtner is running out of time to prove himself and frankly Eduardo can’t come back soon enough.
Talking of Eduardo, he makes his LONG-awaited comeback for the reserves next week. I suspect that Underhill will be packed to the rafters and I hope to squeeze myself in there too. I am hoping for a more cheerful experience than the last time I saw him on that painful day at St Andrews.
Talking of long-awaited comebacks, Tomas Rosicky appears to be making one final attempt to save his career by going to see Bayern Munich’s club Doctor. Apparently this guy has some alternative methods of recovery and I hope he can help, as it seems less and less likely that Rosicky will make it back. Fingers crossed for Tomas.
January is creeping up on us, and I am sure we are all secretly praying that Arsene has a signing or three up his sleeve. Naturally the press are getting excited about things, with stories about Gallas being linked here and Bendtner being linked there, as well as the standard stories of overseas players making their way to us. As usual we will have to wait and see because you just cannot predict what the boss is going to do.
Perhaps he feels we are better off keeping the faith in our young guns. Despite his frequent ability not to see certain things on the field, you would have to say nothing but blind ignorance can mask the obvious frailties we have in our team. We can only remain hopeful that something will be done to rectify what has been a continually worrying situation with regard to the flaws in our squad.
Anyway, that’s about all I have to say for today. Dev should be back tomorrow with post-match reaction. Arsenal have an early chance to make or break my weekend. Here’s to much making and no breaking. Anyone else on here a Sp*rs fan for the day?