What a week of football we’ve had so far with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo keeping up their series of “I can do whatvever you can” after both missed crucial penalty kicks that played a part in their respectively team’s exit from the Champions League.
A case of “we’ll be back” next season for them. Speaking of next season, we’ve seen a number of kits surface in recent times as being our kit for the 2012/13 season. And what you’ve seen above is a new one that surfaced last night.
Evidently, it suggests we’ll be back to having yellow as our second kit, which would be a welcome move. Generally the design looks cool, and is the best looking rumoured kit for next season I’ve seen so far or what do you think?
The Sun first reported last night that Jack Wilshere will turn down any invitation from Stuart Pearce to be part of team GB’s football side at the Olympics this summer and instead concentrate on becoming fully fit for Arsenal next season.
This comes on the heels of ‘psychotic’ Pearce insisting the 20 year old will be included in the team GB squad if he is fit to play, a move that would see Wilshere miss pre-season with us.
Having not played competitive football this season no thanks to niggling setbacks in his recovery from an ankle injury, Arsenal would rather Wilshere was with us when he is eventually fully fit.
And though we recognise that Wilshere’s made quite an impression on managers with his an immense talent, Pearce will have 79 other players to choose his final 18-man squad to the Olympics from, he really should let Wilshere be for now.
Bendtner to Decide Future After Euros
World’s best forward Nicklas Bendtner spoke on Danish television and basically stated that he is not sure he would be a Sunderland player beyond this season even if the opportunity came.
He also said he will be open to the option of returning to us when his loan spell ends though reiterated his desire to leave the club and I feel it’s the best option for him, with Podolski’s ‘imminent’ signing, Chamakh’s reluctance to be shipped out and the presence (for whatever other reason than competitive football) of Park Chu Young.
He also however stated that a definite course of his future will be made only after playing at the European Championships at Poland and Ukraine.
For now, he says he has enjoyed having games under his belt at Sunderland even though the style of play at the Stadium of Light differs from Arsenal’s.
Le boss will be away from the touchline in Europe next season after deciding to not go the long (and ultimately fruitless) path of an appeal against his UEFA charge and fine for using fine language on the referee in the win over Milan.
Consequently, Wenger will miss Arsenal’s first three matches in Europe next season… the first three Champions League group stages most preferably.
That’s the bit from here today. Next up will be a preview of the tricky trip to face Stoke City as we look to seal that final Champions League spot in our last three league matches, starting from the Brittania.
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