Short and sweet today as there is not much news.
So we drew Fenerbahce in final qualifying round of the Champions League – a trip to Istanbul! Not what anyone wanted I suspect but, it is what it is. According to Uefa, the participation of Fenerbahçe in the competition is subject to pending disciplinary and CAS proceedings but a decision is not expected before we play them. No decision has yet been made on what would happen if Fenerbahce were to beat us but go on to lose their appeal.
Oh I suspect that any decision made by Uefa wouldn’t favour us!! In any case, let’s just go and beat them and then it matters not what happens and as we have all said before, if we can’t beat them over two legs, then we deserve nothing.
The worrying thing is both Koscielny and Cazorla will be missing.
Before then though, in fact today, we play our final pre-season fixture against Manchester City and for some odd reason, the match takes place in Helsinki, Finland.
I hope we get beaten, and before anyone condemns that view, it could be for the greater good if we do.
We all, well nearly all of us suspect that should Manchester City field a near strongest side and we match them from start to finish, old Ebenezer Wenger will think that we could perhaps, manage to get through the season without signings.
That cannot happen, of course I’d rather we spanked City, signed 3/4 top players and then go onto to batter many more clubs throughout the season, including those who finished above us last season.
But if it takes a loss to make Arsene Wenger wake up, then so be it…
Finally, Happy birthday Bradster – have a lovely day…
That’s it for another day…..