Morning all.

Harry Kane was always likely to become Tottenham’s highest goal scorer and yesterday he did thanks to a match winning strike against Man City. Regardless of what we think of Kane and his 150 penalties won and scored, it’s quite an achievement for him. All those goals and not a Premium League winners medal to show for it. In fact he’s got very little as far as medals go full stop but one has to admire his commitment to his club because not many footballers stay at one club when that same club lacks ambition. Arsenal are certainly no strangers to seeing good players leave because  at the time, the club didn’t match their own ambition. I don’t think we can say or see that now though as Arsenal as a club are showing ambition in every sense both on and off the pitch. But, I don’t think the squad is as Mikel Arteta would like it to be just yet.

Going back to Kane, thanks to his goal, Totts beat Man City which of course is good for Arsenal.  We’re still five points clear at the top and eleven points clear of Totts in fifth place with two games in hand over them. Those two fixtures are both at The Emirates, against Man City next Wednesday and then Everton on a date yet to be confirmed.

Pep Guardiola said he doesn’t like travelling to London:

Coming to London is like going to northern Europe. It is four hours 20 minutes… four hours and a half to get to a hotel. It’s so exhausting to come to London.

What a crazy comment to make because it’s no different for London clubs when they travel to Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool. Or Nottingham and Leeds. I bet loves going that extra few miles to Southampton, Bournemouth and Brighton. Not! Tough eh, that’s football and it’s a long journey home when his team has just been beaten by Totts.

I read this morning that Chelsea could be found in breach FFP as early as the summer. Hilarious if they do which when one looks at what they’ve spent since last summer, it’s hard to see how even securing a top four spot could save them and unless Potter suddenly turns things around, Europa League football looks more likely to be their destination. Brighton, Brentford and even Fulham might have something to say about that though. I’d so love to see Chelsea finish the season mid table, Liverpool too. Poor old Klopp eh, he doesn’t seem to like sitting in front of a camera flashing his pearly white teeth these days does he?

Arsenal take on Brentford this weekend and it’s a shame the television companies don’t think this fixture is worth showing because I think it has the makings of being a cracker. Brentford have been on a really good run post World Cup. They thrashed Southampton 3-0 over the weekend, beat Liverpool 3-1 at the beginning of the year and held Totts to a 2-2 at home. But, their last away fixtures, a week ago, they played out a scoreless draw at Leeds. In fact they’ve haven’t won an away fixture since last year. Lol That was a 2-0 defeat of West Ham.

Like ourselves, Brentford added three players to their squad in January: Kevin Schade from Freiburg on loan, Romeo Beckham from Inter Miami on loan and Vincent Angelini from Watford. Beckham is an Arsenal fan apparently and as everyone probably knows, was at Arsenal a few years ago but was let go. He’s still only 20 years old. Ivan Toney has 14 goals already this season so as always, he’ll be the one to keep quiet but I’m pretty sure William Saliba and Gabriel will keep him in check.

Funny enough, it was Brentford who we played after losing at Old Trafford earlier in the season and after many pundits/spirts writers thought we’d wobble at a ground we lost at last season, we bounced back in style. A 3-0 victory and a debut for young Ethan Nwaneri.

Same again would be perfect….

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