It’s Thursday, there’s nothing much to write about and when it comes to lacking enthusiasm to write something about Arsenal at this time of the season, I sit right at the top of the list!
I’m sure I’ll get a little more excited next week as we head towards a trip to Wembley for the FA Cup Final and we have a few posts from Kev to look forward to in the build up but right now it all just feels like we’ve been here before. And that’s because we have but this season it’s worse as we were there at the top at Christmas and back in January when we needed a couple of signing to see us cement our top place in the league, it didn’t happen.
Will we ever get a better chance?
Time will tell……
Fans have been voting for their favourite goal from April on the official site and it’s no great surprise that Olivier Giroud’s fine strike against West Ham got the majority vote. It was pretty good wasn’t it?
Actually no, it was better than that!!
In case you didn’t see the Sky Sports poll for the goal of the season, we won that as a team with Jack Wilshere, not only being involved in the pre-goal tricks and flicks, but for finishing what was a superb team goal.
Well he might not be involved on the pitch but off it, Theo Walcott has been making one young supporter very happy. He found nine-year-old Junior Gunner Lucas in the crowd and told him that he’d been randomly selected from over 30,000 Junior Gunners to be Arsenal’s mascot for the FA Cup Final.
Not only will Lucas be heading off to the final as mascot but he’ll be taken around the changing room before the game and then of course, he’ll lead them onto the pitch for kick-off.
Great times for that young lad, especially to have had his Arsenal strip and FA Cup Final tickets presented to him in front of the Emirates Stadium crowd.
Walcott said afterwards:
It was brilliant to be the one to tell Lucas he’d be our mascot for the FA Cup Final. He is Arsenal-mad and a lovely lad, so I am very happy for him. I hope he remembers the day for a long time to come.
Sometimes, football can really bring happiness to it’s fans.
It certainly did for this young fan and I just hope we can go and win the FA Cup and truly make his day…
And all of ours of course…..
Finally, congratulations to Helena Costa who has been named as the new manager of French second-tier club Clermont Foot – becoming the first female to take over at a professional level in the country. She’s only 39 years old…
Wonder if we’ll see Hope Powell soon managing in one of the lower leagues here in England?
Imagine that here in England eh, some old fashioned farts are still struggling to accept Sian Massey running the line. Even though she’s possibly one of the best at her job….
That’s your lot for today, have a good one…..