Best possible news and the most positive one we’ve gotten in days. After making the headlines for the wrong reasons and the morale deflating loss to a patched up United side that had seven defenders in the starting eleven, compounded by the loss of Djourou in the same game. Now after being ruled out for the season initially, news reaching us from the Swiss FA is that after further tests, he’ll definitely be fit for the title run in. To those already dreading Squillaci’s return, you can rest easily now as that is only for a while.

From great news to surprising news, after seeing injuries to Chezzer, Fabianski, and Mannone, Arsene has moved swiftly to re-sign free agent and formal Arsenal gloves man, Jens Lehmann. Mad Jens as he is popularly called by fans had been in London for a few weeks now trying to complete his UEFA coaching badges, and after talks with the boss, he’s back on board.
He’s a fantastic goalkeeper in my opinion and despite his eccentricity and erratic behaviour, he’s a welcome boost as he’s old and comes with a lot of experience and hopefully can shout and talk some sense into some of the younger players in the same manner Sol Campbell did last season.

This begs the question as to why Arsene didn’t just make a loan move for Shay Given in January as he would have been a better alternative. Our injuries are coming fast and thick and coming at the worst possible time, seeing as rivals are getting their own injured players back and fit. We need them to recover early because our fixtures are not as easy as they look which is why the likes of Song Walcott & Fabregas need to be fit after the international break.

Speaking of International breaks, England Boss, Capello has earmarked young Wilshere(who in my opinion should be a contender for BOTH PFA player of the year and young player of the year due to his stellar performances this season) as a future England Captain. He had this to say about Jack,

    “I monitored him during the game in
    Barcelona, against the most difficult team, one of the best teams of all, he played the same game, with the same confidence that he did in the first leg in London. Then Arsenal won. The second time it was more difficult. He will be England captain one day,’ Capello added. ‘Jack Wilshere needs more caps but he is a real leader.”


Best possible praise a burgeoning midfielder can receive. We all wish him the best. No game till Saturday so we’ll bring you news as they get to us before then.

From wherever you’re reading, Keep the faith.

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Posted on March 15, 2011, in News, What's happening and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. What ame is on Saturday?

  2. mark fitzmaurice

    wtfl,lehman?,wenger has lost the plot,campbell last year,lehman this,were acting like a penniless amateur team,for the last three out of the last four seasons we had a chance to go and win the title,last year wenger wouldnt buy a striker that could have won us the league,knowing that van persie was out,this year with vermalen out wenger had a chance to rectify the situation but again like last year he acted like we are an amateur club with no money at all and did not buy cover at the back which has seen us go out of three competitions so far this season,will it cost us the league?propably.i am not saying go break the bank but for gods sake surely if all can see that with a decent defence we could be still in some of the cup sompetitions and leading the league comfortably at this stage,same old claptrap from wenger,”

    • You can only sign a free agent .City would have loaned us Given?And the defense is not the reason we went out of three cups,Mark if you are going to make comments online ,at least try not to make schoolboy errors.

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