Debs will be writing up a proper match report tomorrow, but for now, I’ll just briefly touch on todays game – 6-0 to the Arsenal, with Theo Walcott scoring a hattrick. Having not seen the game or the highlights yet, I can’t really comment, but the line up today was:
Sagna – Song – Vermaelen – Clichy
Diaby – Wilshere
Walcott – Rosicky – Arshavin
With the Diaby, Walcott and Arshavin being replaced with Cesc, Vela and Van Persie.
Arsene spoke on the result and took time out to praise Walcott…:
“He is more electric than he has been to date because he is sharp. I like today the fact he mixed well the final ball and the finishing. That is always a sign that the player is always more mature. Let’s not forget that what he does is at a very high pace so it’s not always easy to make the right decision but today I think he got many decisions in the final third right.”
And with players like Schwarzer, Given, Squillaci and other players linked Arsene said:
“I am confident we will add at least one, maybe one plus one. It is difficult to predict because the market is very quiet but I know that in the last five days it gets crazy and then it gets completely mad.”
Specifically on Schwarzer, the boss said:
“It’s important we do not start saying what we do and they say what they [Fulham] do. I believe it has to be as quiet as possible. We always respect the decision of the clubs if they don’t want to sell. They do not need to come out in the press with that. If they don’t want to sell they say that and we respect that. It’s the same with anybody.”
And more detailed analysis will be with you tomorrow morning via our esteemed match writer, Debs, so stay tuned…!
Adios for now…