After all that hullabaloo with internationals, isn’t it mighty fine knowing that our beloved Arse are only a couple of days away? It’s quite glorious, in fact.
You’ll have to forgive the shortness of today’s post. It’s one of those where time isn’t on my side. After all, I am only one person without a co-conspiritor or network to aid publications. I’m sure you delicious creatures will understand.
The good news of the day is news that both Jack and Bacary completed a full 90 minutes of football. The game was played away from the public eye, and Arsenal lost 2-0 to Chelsea. The result is fairly irrelevant. It’s another valuable step on the road to recovery for both players, and a greatly encouraging one if Arsene is willing and ready to play them for a game’s full duration.
Those 90 minutes mark the first time Wilshere has completed a game since he played for England in June 2011, so don’t expect any miraculously swift reappearances in Arsenal colours – the competitive type of colours, I mean.
Elsewhere this morning, The Daily Fail reports we may be looking at a bit longer with Mannone between the sticks with both Szczsney and Fabianski suffering setbacks in their battle to regain fitness.
I said it a few weeks-or-so ago that I think we need to invest in a new keeper, and I stand by that comment. Fabianksi and Mannone are reasonable back-ups, but they offer little competition for the No1 jersey. Perhaps it would be wise to get some experienced cover in. Personally I don’t think either of our deputies are potentially good enough to command a starting place at Arsenal, and I’m surprised both are still at the club.
Thats all for today folks. I shall return with match previews and all that good stuff tomorrow onwards. Until then, thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards. Drop me a comment with your thoughts below.
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