Ok, it’s Friday and after our fantastic victory on Wednesday night, I thought just a bit of fun today.
Ex Spurs manager, Martin Jol brings his Fulham side to The Emirates tomorrow for another evening kick off. Jol has never managed a league victory against us I think in all his time of managing our noisy neighbours between 2004-07. I can’t see that there is a reason to think that record will change either, just because he has switched sides of London…..
We’ll worry about that match tomorrow eh?
Today is about a quick round-up of the gossip and stuff from the ever not so reliable journalists that get paid so much money to ‘guess’.
One bit of interesting news the Daily Mail broke yesterday and that involves the introduction of technology into the game. Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has said goal-line technology could be used in the Premier League as early as next season, if of course FIFA give the seal of approval.
Long way for that to go yet……
The same paper reports that we are one of many top sides who are interested in signing the new kid on the block – that is 15-year-old Spaniard Javier Gonzalez who has scored an amazing 20 goals in just seven games for Laredo SD’s youth team. Old Red nose is the odds on favourite to get his signature at the moment, well good luck to him, we need another kid like a hole in the head, especially a Spanish one who will one day want to go and play for either Barcelona or Real Madrid!!
Talking of Spain, Steve Bould has been talking about the home-grown talent, not only at Arsenal but in England and he believes we have what it takes to match them.
I really do believe that this country should be producing the best players in the world with the amount of money and facilities we have over here now.
The way the sums are going, we’re all going to have to produce players. And why shouldn’t we all? That’s our jobs.
We should be looking towards another 10 years. We can be another Spain – there should be no reason why not.
We only have to look list of players in our youth set up to realise he is perhaps not far off the mark but sadly, each season we think the next player is going to be ready to burst onto the Arsenal scene, they seem to be sold on.
They may have the ability but do the English players always have the right attitude to go on and do what their Spanish counterparts do?
There are a few that would suggest not……
Owen Coyle wants any bids for Gary Cahill to be made early in January and reports suggest £8 Million would be enough to secure the player, isn’t that what Wenger offered in the summer?
Lille have reportedly slapped a £43M price tag on Eden Hazard so that pretty much rules us out and Dortmund have confirmed that Goetze is staying put, at least until the summer.
Bit of injury news to end with and thankfully there isn’t any after the midweek game. Diaby hasn’t suffered any set-back and Kosceinly was subbed due to tiredness so he should be ok for tomorrow. Jenkinson should return in three weeks and Gibbs is penciled in for four weeks.
That’s it folks – you all have a good day all…..