I know the transfer window is firmly locked and bolted until January 1st 2011 but I still believe that Fabianski only played on Tuesday because Chesney had a little moan to the papers. Gallas did something similar and he has the captains armband removed! We know Wenger hates players using the media to voice their own opinions, he doesn’t criticise his players in such a way and he doesn’t expect his players to criticise their boss either, especially not to the red tops. Also, I still don’t think Wenger has 100% faith in Almunia, otherwise he wouldn’t have approached Fulham for their keeper would he?
Bearing that in mind, we can all be quite hopeful that, come the day that the bolts, security locks and all catches are removed from the next window, Wenger will be looking to secure the signing of a much more reliable goal keeper in January. The summer hinted one was looming, January could just see us get what we’ve all been crying out for – after all I can’t be too difficult to better what we have, can it?
One rumour that seems to be floating around which I recall seeing in the summer is about Diego López Rodríguez, aka Lopez!
He’s Spanish, 28 years old and stand 6’5″ tall and the only reason he isn’t still at Real Madrid is because a certain Iker Casillas kept him out.
In 2007 López signed for Villarreal for €6 million, yes, just €6 Million and he was to be their second choice keeper, again only because another great player was in front of him, Sebastián Viera. Were we not once linked to Viera??
The following season, Lopez was the first choice to guard goal, helping Villarreal to finish fifth in La Liga, he didn’t miss a game in the league!
Right now he is Spain’s 3rd choice goal keeper, behind Casillas and Reina. He did play for his country last year but only for thirty minutes. With Spain 3-2 up in a friendly he replace Reina and ensured the scoreline remained the same.
Being 3rd choice for your country behind two great keepers is not to be knocked and I wouldn’t be unhappy to see him wearing the No1 shirt at Arsenal.
Some suggest his price is around £8 million, but I think that includes Almunia in the deal….
I have hope for Chesney but the more time passes, I am beginning to believe that Arsene Wenger hasn’t, not yet anyway!
Anyway, we’ve got the newly reformed Fabianski who say’s
We are not in a bad position. We played really well this season until the West Brom game. That is behind us. We are in the title race – and it is only the beginning. I am ready for Chelsea. I have always been ready. It was a big shock on Saturday but it was much better in Serbia. Now we are looking forward to Chelsea.
He obviously missed the Sunderland game!
Well, that’s the right attitude, now he needs to follow it up with a match winning performance on Sunday, then we all might start believing. Just maybe he will, a few posters here believe in him, I’m not one of them yet.
Couple of snippets re the youth/reserves
Kyle Bartley who is currently on loan at Sheffield United was stretchered off on Tuesday night during the 1-1 draw with Nottingham Forest. It’s now been confirmed he has fractured his jaw and will be out for quite a while!
Young 17yr old midfielder Jamie Edge has signed professional terms with the Club, no doubt we will see him next season playing in the Carling Cup.
The reserves played on Monday night and beat Blackpool 3-0, Aneke, JET and Sunu were the scorers.
That’s it for today, have a good one….