The Armchair Gooner

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Jack, Aaron, Mikel, Thomas, Andrey, Marouane and good news/bad news.

Afternoon, you wonderful people.

What customarily is referred to as “Spursday” has brought forth with it a mixed bag of news and updates from the club. Worryingly, Mikel Arteta looks set to continue his absence against United of Manchester – as yet unconfirmed, but the news has appeared on many of the reputable blogs. The Spaniard will be greatly missed; an intelligent, hard-working player who has been a very welcome addition to our midfield triumvirate. I’m actually an unabashed Arteta fan. His performances may not have the gloss and showmanship of others, but his influence on the team is immense. He’s a professional, first and foremost. When Song is darting upfield, his eyes glazed over with Rivaldo-fever, Arteta is the one filling in the holding role. He keeps possession, breaks down play with minimal fuss and generally keeps the team ticking over. Like Gilberto before him, his play is all the more conspicuous when he’s not there. He’ll be a big miss on Sunday.

Jack Wilshere has shocked the medical staff with his superhuman recovery from injury, and his eagerly anticipated return to action could be as little as three weeks away. Great news. Whilst Arteta is the glue that holds our midfield 3 together, I can’t help but feel we lack a bit of creativity at times. Ramsey (there’s a good post by Wrighty7 about the recent abuse he’s taken) has shown willingness, enthusiasm and the occasional glorious touch, but only Jack has an eye for the kind of killer pass we once relied on Fabregas for. The welcome onslaught of good news also has Thomas Vermaelen nearing full recovery and possibly being in contention for Sunday’s game – which I doubt is even remotely the case.

And that’s about the lot. As Sunday’s game gets closer, they’ll be greater confirmation on injuries, at the moment we only have strong rumour. This January has seen the single most tedious period of potential transfer I can recall. Nobody – even perennial big spenders, Manchester City – seems willing to either sell or part with the cash to recruit – least of all, The Arsenal. We can hope, we can dream, but in the end we’ll end up disappointed. We can also count on a further 6 months with Arshavin and Chamakh after representatives for both dismissed speculation of an exit. During their early careers, both showed excellent form. If they’re staying put, it certainly would be appreciated if they’d show us a bit more. Both have performed woefully below par for a considerable time. Correction; both have been an absolute shower of shit.

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Category: Arsenal
  • jtshis says:

    I am afraid that if by some miracle we get a good result against Manure Wenger will not spend!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm
  • jaeson23 says:

    That was quite a news u handsome bastard!

    January 19, 2012 at 5:49 pm
  • seedick says:

    no way to gt gd results against manu

    January 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • Lawal says:

    Can u alight me more on d order injures players of arsenal

    January 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm
  • Essien isaac says:

    Well remember it was after the 8 to 2 thrashing, wenger cried his eyes into reality! I pray it happens again, since he is falling back into a trance! Im sure 9 : 1 at the emirates will be enough reality check for a longer spell!

    January 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm
  • Vin says:

    Completely agree with the guys before me. I want us to lose by atleast 5 goals, but I want RVP to score ’cause hes in my fantasy football team. A scoreline skyward of 1-6 should convince Wenger to spend!!

    January 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm
  • Cal says:

    We hope to not be disappointed.
    U shouldnt call anyone bastards though

    January 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    • Jay-Jay says:

      It’s meant in the nicest possible way!

      January 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm
  • adrea santos says:

    if the gunners shld win on sunday am afraid wenger wont spend.so i want us to lose.just as de won us 8-2,i tank god we lost dat match cos if we hadnt wenger wondnt hav spent.U wounderful bastard.BASTARD

    January 19, 2012 at 7:14 pm
  • Guddy says:

    what a useless nd uninterestin news,u perpertual bastard! Damn wenger nd d board!

    I am sorry for my terrible manners. I have a tiny penis and I’m an atrocious speller.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:17 pm
  • Cute says:

    Nice news keep it up u bastard

    January 19, 2012 at 7:45 pm
  • Meputde gokshak says:

    I pray there quick recovery if not top four will be difficult for us.

    January 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm
  • Silver0.1 says:

    Dood funny and informative just the way I like it…..! Arteta will be a huge miss…. But Arshavin will score against united…… I have a feeling he will give us all the big performance we know he is capable of…..!!!!

    January 19, 2012 at 7:53 pm
  • Philbet says:

    Dont be too had on yourself Guddy, your spellings not that bad !!!!
    Shame about the penis.

    January 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm
  • ramsey says:

    great news 4 jack but i will be very disappointed if mikel arteta did not feature

    January 19, 2012 at 9:50 pm
  • Nash says:

    omg, arteta will not play???? i really hope he will score the winner against that ugly devils same as he did when he was in everton couple years ago..

    January 20, 2012 at 7:45 am

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