Ahoy there. It’s absolutely pissing down rain tonight in Brisbane and according to news reports there’s a chance we might even lose power. Scary/fun stuff. Hopefully it will hold out just long enough for me to get through this.
The manager has delivered two interesting pieces of news today. The first of which is the predictable and negative confirmation that Theo Walcott is set to spend three months on the sidelines, while the second of which is the rather unpredictable and fairly positive revelation that Johan Djourou is pushing very hard for a spot in Arsenal’s starting team.
The only thing that needs to be said about the injury to Walcott is “bollocks”. He’s been a danger man for us in the early part of this season despite a tendency to be inconsistent and we’re really going to miss him over the next three months. Get better soon Theo!
I mentioned yesterday that with Emmanuel Eboue still unavailable (as far as I know) the door may be open for one of the young guns to step up and make a difference on the right. I don’t think there would be too many fans who would be against someone like Carlos Vela or Jack Wilshere being given a chance to show what they can do on the right, at least until Eboue returns. It will be interesting to see what Arsene Wenger does.
The news that Djourou is pushing for a starting spot is very positive, in my opinion. As far back as late August I made the point that Wenger should give the Swiss man the chance to emulate Mathieu Flamini’s rise to prominence last year. It was disappointing to see the manager pass up that opportunity but with the William Gallas-Mikael Silvestre partnership not really working and Kolo Toure surely needed on the right just now it seems he might be looking towards Djourou for a solution. Needless to say, I would be all for it.
Anyway, that’s it in another short and late(ish) blog. Enjoy your day and stay positive if you can. No transfer talk until at least mid-December OK? It’s all too depressing!
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