Firstly some dreadfully sad news, Real Betis defender Miki Roque has died at the age of 23 after suffering with cancer. This young lad came through the youth system at Liverpool and he now becomes another taken far far too early from that evil nasty disease.
The inevitable happened yesterday evening, after a good opening spell, England faded, they had nothing in their legs and how they got to ninety minutes without conceding to Italy was beyond belief, let alone the extra thirty minutes.
But then came the penalties and it all went horribly wrong, especially for Ashley Cole and Ashley Young.
England out, Theo and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are now on their way home which is good news for Arsenal. Both can have a rest before pre-season, and one of course can now get his contract situation sorted out.
Stay or go Theo, just sort it out..
One who is definately going to sign a contract is Olivier Giroud:
I am so happy to be signing for Arsenal — it is something that represents so much for me.
I’ve always dreamed of playing in the Premier League and Arsenal are a great club with many French players.
Suggestion is that he is due in London for his medical in the next few days and then the dotted line on a five-year contract will be signed and that will be that.
Two in and the transfer window isn’t even open yet, not bad Arsene, not bad – now go and get a couple more asap!
Denilson and Vela have both been told to get back to London after failing to secure a move away, don’t worry, it’s not to become part of this coming seasons squad, it’s to get them moved on as quick as possible. I guess they need to have a nice little chat over a cup of coffee and make sure that they both fully understand that they have no future at Arsenal.
Well, that is of course according to the Daily Mirror. :)
The Euros are drawing to a close but here in England another major tournament begins, one of my favourites too and that’s Wimbledon.
So get down to your local supermarket, grab your strawberries, cream and champagne and enjoy.
I will, especially knowing that Podolski & Merts are the only Gooners left in Poland/Ukraine and big strong guys like them won’t get injured…
At least I hope they don’t…
Have a good day all…