Wilshere, Walcott, Ramsey, Diaby, Szczsney, and other bits ‘n’ bobs.

Even getting to his beloved Tizer was a struggle for Abou.

Afternoon folks.

It’s going to be a relatively short and sweet entry today. Most of my daily writing time has been taken up doing a guest post for Daniel Cowan over at North London Is Red – you can have a read if you so desire, it comes with the catchy title, “Angry at Arsenal? Supporting has a greater impact!” – I’ll look forward to reading a few of your thoughts on that.

In Arsenal news today it’s mainly the usual litany of injuries ahead of the game against Fulham – There will be a full preview of that match in tomorrow’s post.

One thing I have noticed is how Abou Diaby’s initial 3-week injury has morphed into nearly 2 months on the sidelines with no explanation from the club. I love Abou, but I can’t help thinking he must be the most fragile individual I’ve ever seen. It’s a great pity. On his day he’s a powerhouse in our midfield and he adds a dimension to our play we’ve lacked since he went back to the treatment table. I’d like to think there has to be an end to his injury troubles at some point – surely. Whether that end is for the better or for the worse remains to be seen.

Those of you terrified by Mannone’s continued presence in goal will be heartened to know Szczsney played for the U21s today against West Ham, and is very close to a return to the first team. Good news, that most certainly is. I quite like Vito – he’s been excellent in our last two games. He doesn’t fill me with confidence, however, and I’ll be glad to see Szczsney back.

And that’s about it. Elsewhere there is mainly the same stories as we’ve all read quite a few times; Ramsey and Wilshere both definitely won’t feature on Saturday, and Theo Walcott is no nearer to signing his bloody contract – all of a sudden he’s become something of a Messiah to some fans.

Thanks for reading today, folks. Apologies for the abruptness of today’s post – there will be something considerably more substantial tomorrow. Until then, thanks for reading, you beautiful bastards.

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