On the plus Samir Nasri is recovering very quickly from his knee arthroscopy, he may be on the bench for Saturday. Nic Bendtner is getting there, 3-4 weeks apparently. Denilson is now fit, not that I'm particularly concerned by this fact given that he is not good enough to start games with the other players we have fit. I do agree with Denilson's attitude though, what he lacks in ability he tries to make up for with his determination. It is key that we take all our games very seriously, three points against Wolves or Blackpool counts as much as three points against Manu or Chelsea.
Finally onto this Stoke/Pulis/Wenger Shawcross nonsense. I think a lot of this stems to Pulis being a c*nt and having no respect for anyone but himself. After the Arsenal Stoke game in which Shawcross shattered Ramsey's leg, Wenger stated that what Shawcross had done was 'unacceptable', hard to argue with that really. When Pulis was told this he said that 'he can keep his opinion'. What a c*nt. No apology, no remorse, nothing, what a c*nt. This is the history of the bad blood.
Now onto the current spat. Arsene was asked by various journalists what he thought about the Stoke Tottenham game. He made it clear that he though Stoke were deliberately fouling the keeper and that their tactics were bordering on 'rugby'. Having see the highlights and several clear fouls on Gomez, it is hard to see why Arsene cannot have this opinion, it is rather valid given what happened. Pulis wrote his pathetic letter on a pair of pants and sent them to Arsenal/the FA and the PL.
People are entitled to their opinions, while Pulis can claim that the clear barges on the keeper were not fouls and completely accidental, Arsene can claim they were deliberate fouls that were against the rules of the game. Some absolute retard on the Teamtalk website, who I will not honour with a link, seems to think that Arsene deserves a ban for merely having an opinion. This pond life is clearly writing rubbish to generate traffic. It remains clear that he has no decent argument to back his rhetoric up, you simply cannot start banning managers for having opinions like this. Anyway how about this eleven for Saturday (assuming Cesc is too tired having flown back from Argentina):
Sagna Kos Vermaelen Gibbs
Wilshere Song Diaby
Rosicky Chamakh Arshavin