So the club have revealed that RVP is likely to be out til mid October ish with his ankle injury. It was obviously a nasty sprain so that's what was expected really, about 4-6 weeks give or take. RVP needs to stop diving into tackles when he is not fully committed, it's only inevitable that he'll continue to get these kind of injuries if he does so.
A shed load of Gunners are in international action tonight, so one cannot rest easy yet on the injury front. Encouragingly Sebastien Squillaci is starting for the reserves tonight, alongside him is Johan Djourou who nears full fitness. JET must be in a good position to be staking a claim for a place on the bench with the number of injuries we currently have to strikers. Jack was on form for the England U-21s having come on as a half time substitute.
Apologies for the rhyming nature of recent postings, there has just been so little of interest to talk about that I felt like rhyming. It would have been easier and quicker to simply label Shawcross a c*ntish thug, Rooney a whore shagging reprobate and the Interlull boring. Still I enjoyed it and I hope a few of you did too, the verse definitely got better with some practice.
We have Bolton at home, Sunderland away and West Brom at home as our next three fixtures before the biggie away to the Chavs at Stamford Bridge. We need to keep picking up points, especially from the home games, and we need to keep in touch with the Chavs. The Chelsea away game will be a litmus test of sorts, but it's important to remember that the small games carry just as many points and there is no room for complacency.