Firstly, what a weekend of sport, England looked down and out against South Africa in the Cricket World Cup but put in a top fielding performance to win against all odds – Wolves had to settle for a point off the Spuds when a win should have been the result. The Dippers beat the side who sit top of the Premier League and my local side who I used to watch from the stands many years ago beat Middlesbrough 5-2!
The only down side was our result, a 0-0 draw when we should have won at least 4-0 and that’s not including the two muck ups by the officials!
So why do I hate being a Gooner sometimes?
Well obviously it’s because I have had to cheer on the Chavs in the week and then yesterday it got worse, I had to cheer on the Dippers….
I can’t stand either club but for us Arsenal fans, it had to be done didn’t it? Thankfully we got what we hoped for but just imagine if we had a Dirk Kite on our side against Sunderland? We’d be one point behind the Mancs, with a game in hand!
Well, we don’t and we aren’t but if ever there was a season for us to win the league, it’s this one. Whether we finally wake up and realise that though and get the results to make it happen remains to be seen.
Anyway, we now put the league to one side and look forward to Champions League fixture in Spain against Barcelona tomorrow night.
After the match on Saturday, Jack Wilshere was reported to be injured and out for a week, however, yesterday reports to the contrary came out and it seems our little super star will be on the plane to Spain.
Other injury news is that Cesc Fabregas is winning his battle to be fit, Alex Song remains doubtful but hopefully Aaron Ramsey will travel.. Two that I hope are not and that’s Denilson and Diaby but sadly I think Wenger will see different especially if Song doesn’t play. News from Spain is Carlos Puyol will again miss out with a back injury and Pique will of course miss out due to suspension. I like the sound of that…
One thing I am still not convinced about though is Theo Walcott – the one player Barcelona fear the most. Ok, he’s not as good as Messi, he probably never will and his game this season has been up and down. One minute he has a stormer, the next he frustrates, a bit like many of our players this season really.
Don’t ask me why but I have a sneaky feeling that he will be on the plane, Barca fear him because of his pace and I wouldn’t be at all surprised if Wenger is holding him back to spring a surprise…….
Yes I know I’m mad but for once, I’d love to be right……..
Quick word about Kyle Bartley – our young central defender. Well yesterday he was the star of the show for his on loan club Rangers, heading home the only goal on 24 minutes to secure a 1-0 victory over St Mirren. Rangers are now five points behind Celtic with two games in hand. I’m sure all Arsenal fans hope Kyle will go on and help Rangers seal the Scottish Premier League and then he’ll come back knowing what it’s like to be a PL winner.
Have a good day all…..