Well there’s not a lot to talk about really, other than the good news re Nicklas Bendtner who has confirmed that he really does want out of Arsenal. Something which is long overdue in my opinion.
How he has the cheek to suggest that money will play no part in his decision on where to move to though is incredible. If money had been no issue, he’d have gone a long time ago but instead he chose to float around on loan whilst collecting a nice salary.
I want to get away from Arsenal. Whether it is in the winter, we must wait and see,” he told reporters while away on international duty.
I will make my decision depending on where the greatest sporting challenge lies. Finances, in this context, mean very little to me.
I’ve been playing football since I was four years old and back then it was for the love of the sport. It is for the love of the sport that I play today as well.
Amazing! What a chump!
Another player who has frequently been linked to a departure is Thomas Vermaelen. Why I don’t know as many good players all around the footballing world have to experience periods of time on the bench, that’s life. It’s just unfortunate for him that Laurent Koscielny and Per Mertesacker have developed into a top top central defensive pairing. It’s great for Arsenal but tough on our captain.
As the old saying goes, if it’s not broken, don’t fix it, and that’s exactly how it should be.
No matter how much speculation the media want to generate and enlarge upon, Thomas Vermaelen refuses to add fuel to their fire:
I don’t want to speak about the situation because if I do I make it worse, so I don’t want to speak. It is not about my situation it is about the team and they are doing well, it is not about me.
He would however make it well known just how happy he was to have played at Old Trafford:
Of course you want to play as much as you can, so I was really happy to play on Sunday.
Apparently, Belgian coach Marc Wilmots has suggested that he isn’t guaranteed a place in the World Cup squad next summer – whether he plays or not.
I don’t know if he said that, I didn’t hear it. Nothing is for sure, there is still along way to go – there is big competition in the national team and you have to work hard.
It doesn’t matter who the player is, Messi, Ronaldo or Vermaelen, each and every one has to work hard to earn their place and when they get it, make sure they don’t lose it.
However, if both Mertesacker and Koscielny are fit after the international break, I strongly suspect that Thomas Vermaelen will be back on the bench….
As for Nicklas Bendtner, I hope he doesn’t even make the bench…….
That’s it for another day…….