It appears that young Carlos Vela is showing some exciting glimpses of his ability at Osasuna, a nice goal at the weeekend and hopefully we'll be seeing him play a bit more regularly for the rest of the season. This time of year seems to be when the papers and other media outlets like to make up some rather fanciful bull to get people to read their drivel, for example there have been numerous baseless rumours about Walcott going out on loan, even to Liverpool, please spare me this kind of rubbish. There is some interesting news of a match between Arsenal Reserves and Trevor Mputu's side, a striker Arsene has been casting his eye over.
I am not a fan of people jumping on Ade's back. Adebayor may have done wrong the other night, but I suspect Bendtner is not entirely blamefree, if things were that clear cut then I think FA charges would have been brought, they always love charging Arsenal players with something. Everyone should be allowed the odd mistake, other than that error I think Ade has been impecably behaved in his Arsenal career so far, often the peacemaker in fact when others are losing their heads. Taking things to the extreme, some bloggers reckon Bendtner is ten times better than Adebayor, he is not half the player that Adebayor is, he does have promise but Adebayor has been awesome this year, the all round striker that we have been waiting for.
Scary news from the ACN with Toure being stretchered off with a possible groin injury, hopefully it will keep him out for the remainder of the ACN but he'll be fighting fit for just after the competition ends, fingers crossed. Some great news on the Flamster's contract, some promising sounds emerging, so touch wood there too. Onto Newcastle on Saturday, I agree with the Cannon and reckon it will be a pretty strong side, but not quite full strength. I expect Clichy, Flamini and Senderos to return, with Adebayor and Eduardo renewing their partnership un top. It won't be easy as Keegan wil fire up the Toon army, but I feel we'll be too strong for them, especially in midfield where I think they are particularly weak aside from N'Zogbia. We'll need to be fired up though, as more lethargic complacence could see us undone again.