Afternoon all.

What a great achievement for the England Under 19 team. Having gone 1-0 down and under a fair amount of pressure from Israel, a second half equaliser to take the Euros final into extra time. Our young right-back didn’t start the final against Israel but came off the bench midway through the second half. Two goals in extra saw England crowned champions. Such an achievement might not mean much for fans of the top league game goes but for the players involved, it’s massive I think. As an Arsenal fan, I do wonder why only Brooke Norton-Cuffy was player from the club representing England. Maybe it’s because he enjoyed a successful five months on loan at Lincoln City. Maybe the rest of the under 19 Arsenal players aren’t as good or advanced as we perhaps hope/think they are although had Omari Hutchinson not switched from England to Jamaica, I’m sure he’d have been part of that winning team/squad.

Anyway, well done to Brooke who I’m sure has a great career ahead of him, hopefully at Arsenal as well as for England.

 

Pride in London will be in full swing as I type. If you’re there, I hope you’re having a great time and the rain has stayed up in the clouds. Well done to Mikel Arteta, the club, and the players for supporting GayGooners. Love the bus, love the support.

Talking of support, new signing Fabio Vieira was spotted wearing a protective boot yesterday after training but panic over, he’s not been on the receiving end of a Xhaka horror challenge, at least I don’t think he has.. lol

 

Gabriel Jesus still hasn’t been announced yet but we know he’s coming as he’s been captured on film walking on the Emirates turf wearing a number 9 shirt. I guess we won’t hear anything now until Monday.

Jordi Osei-Tutu has left the building. He’s joined Bundesliga side VfL Bochum in a permanent move, Daniel Ballard has gone too, to Sunderland. Matteo Guendouzi has as expected, been confirmed as a Marseille player. I’m sure more will follow them over the next few weeks as the club continue to prepare for the new season.

Cant say I’m overly concerned about who’s leaving though, not anymore as I’m more interested in who’s arriving and who’s stepping up from the academy.

Catch up in the comments.