Meanwhile the Guardian revealed that Theirry Henry picked up about ten million quid for his final season's 'efforts' at Arsenal, surely meaning his move to Barca was motivated by things other than football and it makes his transfer away look like particularly excellent business for the club.
Ian Wright, while a great Gunner in his playing days, has not done much recently other than embarrass himself by showing off his remarkable lack of intellect on television; what a dreadful shame that the BBC will be deprived of his unique talents. Wrighty reckons fans want people who dress like them who they can relate to, and he also thinks he was unfairly portrayed as the 'court jester'; some would argue his own stupidity made him appear stupid and if fans really wanted people like their mate Dave from down the pub on telly, then they should just f*ck off down the pub and leave the telly to provide something a little more interesting.
The team news for Reading sees the following players miss out: Diaby (suspended), Hoyte, Sagna, Eduardo, Almunia, Flamini, Sagna, Rosicky (injured). Denilson returns to the squad but is nowhere near match fit, meaning that Gilberto will continue to deputise for the Flamster. It would be nice to see Theo get a full game under his belt, and maybe a front two of Adebayor and Bendtner would give the relegation threatened Royals something to think about. Reading will be fighting for their lives, but I reckon the most important thing will be concentrating at the back and ensuring that there are no sloppy lapses. Come on you Gunners.