Game On!

Morning All…

It’s game on in the Premiership now, with all those International games over. It was a decent International break this time round – a break that was very much needed – our form going into the Internationals wasn’t great and of course, we had a spate of injuries. Now that the Premiership is back, we’ve got 9 games to win the league… despite our draw against WBA, it’s not over yet – we need to start by winning against Blackburn at home on Saturday and see where that takes us!

The good news is – I believe at the time of writing – that we will be able to select Cesc Fabregas, Alex Song and Theo Walcott for the game… it’s been a while since we’ve seen those three players, that’s for sure… and just to scare you… we also have Abou Diaby back… * gulp * but with Jack having played two Internationals and looking tired, he may slot back into the team…

And the Dutch coach says Robin is fine after his injury scare:

“Robin got a knee to his thigh – with luck he could play for Arsenal this weekend.”

With luck? I don’t know what that means… I mean, how painful is a bruised thigh be?

So, a little earlier than usual… but we could field this team…

Almunia, Sagna, Squillaci, Koscielny, Clichy, Wilshere, Song, Walcott, Cesc, Nasri and Van Persie…

Did I just hear someone say TheoVanNasregas?

It could well happen, the golden four players who seem to have a scoring and winning mentality (in the league anyway!)…!!

There will be lots more team news tomorrow for sure, but for now, I just want to talk about the David Rocastle tribute this weekend. The Arsenal legend passed away 10 years ago today and in memory of the great man, @SheWore, who runs the She Wore A Yellow Ribbon blog, is part of a group of people organising an evening at the Rocket, this Saturday.

And to quote:

The night will also have some of Rocky’s family in attendance along with ex-players, famous Arsenal fans, an auction of Arsenal memorabilia and much more to be announced. Tickets are priced at a minimum donation of £10 and all profits will be going to Great Ormond Street Hospital at the request of Rocky’s family.

Read more here.

The event is this Saturday at the Rocket (April 2nd), from 8pm – 10pm… There will be an auction, and so far it includes a signed shirt of Cesc Fabregas as well as several other amazing items!

Well, that’s a wrap for today, but I expect to hear a little from Arsene later on, and will give you my thoughts this time tomorrow!!

  • Fo

    Great article, amazing to think Rocky passed away 10 years ago… true Arsenal legend!

  • devday

    Thanks Fo…

    Have you read this yet – a tribute to him on the Arsenal site:

    http://www.arsenal.com/news/reserves-news/remembering-rocky…-a-true-arsenal-legend

  • Fo

    Indeed, the Arsenal site has done well to cover so much and put up a lot of content!!

  • Arsefan101

    Jack Wilshere is a DAD – can you believe it? His ex-girlfriend is pregnant with his baby!!!

  • devday

    @ Arsefan101:
    Yes he is – I’m not sure the next steps, as it’s his ex girlfriend – but let’s hope it doesn’t have the same affect as it did on Bendtner (sleepless nights and all that!)

  • Vazy

    WillSong TheoVanNasregas hopefully!

    what a player he would be!

  • devday

    @ Vazy:
    Yes, the fearsome six some!!