I thought it would be nice to have a completely honest headline for once, so many headlines on the Internet these days are designed to suck readers in, often the headline makes it out that something very exciting is to follow, however the actual article is invariably just recycling something tedious. Take this from today: 'Arsenal defender plots Emirates exit', it makes you think that a big Arsenal player wants out and is plotting something devious, actually a young Reserves player is keen to go out on loan. Earlier today there was the 'Spurs can finish above Arsenal', when all Van der Vaart had said was ' we can aspire to beat them'. He has to say that, again headlines have been made to sound interesting when the story is very very dull indeed.
Anyway another day, another injury, this is what being an Arsenal supporter is all about. At least Thomas Vermaelen's injury is not likely to keep him out of action for more than a few days. So that's Theo, RVP and TV all out as a result of recent injuries, add that to Nic Bendtner and it has certainly affected our options, especially up front. As many have said without Theo it will be important to have a bit of width and pace, sometimes we can lack that and then our attacking threat is only down the middle, this is much easier to defend against and would play into Bolton's hands. As a result I think we may see Eboue down the right, Arshavin down the left with Chamakh in the middle, the midfield three would then be Song-Cesc-Diaby. Personally I wouldn't mind seeing Cesc left out, he was average against Blackburn, will be knackered after a long haul flight and Tomas Rosicky has been on fire of late.
Finally here at anotherarsenalblog we are doing a special running series to celebrate Alex Ferguson's 700 league games at Old Trafford. For anyone that missed our recent pieces on the Rock of Gibraltar and the 99 questions scandal that rocked Old Trafford, they can be read here and here. The Daily Mail archive team have very kindly provided us with the original pieces on the scandal 'Secrets, conflicts of interest and ‘astonishing fees’ '. It is a very interesting piece of history that Sir Alex clearly wants buried deep underground. Interestingly it appears the actual 99 questions that Magnier and McManus put to the United board have never actually been published in full. More digging will follow, do not fear.