Not a lot of news around today. The newspapers continue to get stuck into Nicklas Bendtner which is only to be expected really and to be honest, thoroughly deserved. Apparently he’s facing a good telling off from Arsenal!
Arsene Wenger has given an update on who is fit to face Tottenham on Sunday:
Kieran Gibbs has a test tomorrow(today) but I am hopeful that Nacho Monreal will be fit. They both have a good chance.
Kallstrom joins the normal training group today and Sanogo too. I will have to decide if Kallstrom is OK to be in the squad on Sunday. I will see how he looks, it is not impossible.
Aaron Ramsey was expected to return but that’s been put on hold:
We have had to defer his comeback to full training a little so he is not available. He is having difficulties in the final stages of his rehab. It looks to be short-term.
So a bit of good news that’s for sure and I’m quite looking forward to seeing Kallstom play. There must be a reason Arsene Wenger signed him up in January…… Mustn’t there?
Sunday’s opposition played last night and took a battering at home by Benfica in the Thursday night club football and apparently they picked up a few injuries. Kyle Walker and Sandro are reported to be doubts for the derby. Adebayor and Lennon also picked up little knocks so fingers crossed they’ll be missing to.
Sunday is a must win game for us and Lukas Podolski is ready for it:
I’ve always liked derbies. When I played in Munich, or Cologne or even here in Arsenal I always liked derbies because there’s a special atmosphere and it’s a special fight.
We want to go there, get the three points and drive back home. This is important for us. We must fight for the club, for the fans and I think this is an important game so I look forward to Sunday now.
I’m looking forward to it too……
In the gossip pages:
The Daily Star report that Stan Kroenke sees Roberto Martinez as the man to replace Arsene Wenger in the future. Clearly they have been reading my pleas on here. lol
The Daily Telegraph suggest that Fabianski has been offered a three year contract extension worth £50,000 a week but he’s turned it down and finally, The Daily Mail are repeating yesterdays rumour about Valencia striker Francisco Alcacer.
All good stuff eh!
That’s your lot for another day……