Quick Sunday round-up – Vieira arrival decided this week

In Arsenal FC on August 2, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

Good morning, we got a win under our belts today and it will only take a draw now (I think), to regain the Emirates Cup. I feel it is quite important to win this thing because it will give the squad that extra little boost of confidence going into the Champions League qualifiers.

The win yesterday, for the majority, was fairly mundane and we had Andrey Arshavin to thank for his goal instincts to sniff out two goals in four minutes. One stand out player was Jack Wilshere, he looked like an accomplished player and he will surely have more game time this season and indeed Arsene confirmed after the game that he would now feel more comfortable playing him after building up the power to beat players.

It took 85 minutes for the deadlock to break yesterday afternoon, Eduardo chased onto his own little flick on, played it to Cesc who floated a ball over the defence for Arshavin to volley home at the near post, considering the pitch was very greasy, it was a very good finish.

The old woes returned though. One simple ball just split Djourou and Gallas apart for one of the Atletico blokes to run through and finish rather nicely. Or defence didn’t really look that competent thoughout to be honest, it is clear another defender needs to be brought in now after Senderos has gone to Everton (to be announced soon).

Luckily, we managed to salvage the win, Arshavin saw the danger from a back header and just managed to nick the ball round the keeper and unbelievably finished it off from practically the touchline. It was quite unbelievable. He stuck his arms out to the fans as if he was going ‘pfffffttttt I could do better than that mother fuckers’. What a season he has ahead of him.

Kolo Toure has claimed the lack of leaders at the Emirates forced him out of the club. He has a point, we do not really have the stars that we did during that unbeaten run but they were self made stars, they weren’t brought in for stupid amounts of money.I’m not sure what Wenger will make of the comments after his assurances that he prefers eleven leaders on a pitch.

Armand Traore could be the next Arsenal player to leave with a loan deal possibly being done in the next 48 hours.

With regards to transfers and Vieira’s in particular it is looking more likely by the day with Wenger admitting at the post match press conference that any deal will probably be done this week before the Valencia game next weekend. I guess that will be a recurring theme throughout the week. If Vieira does come in I think we need three new players, him, a center half and a defensive midfielder.

We play Rangers tonight and I am going to try and catch it somewhere as I am off out so there will be no twitter updates this time I am afraid. Kick off is at 4:15 again.

Right, I will leave it at that.

More tomorrow.




2 Responses to “Quick Sunday round-up – Vieira arrival decided this week”

  1. Arshavin’s second goal was unbeliavable, i had to rub my eyes and watch the replay like 5 times to believe it was real, hopefully he plays up front as i can easily see him scoring 20-25 goals a season. I agree with you on Viera, another DM and a CB. I doubt Viera can play every match of the season, so another DM is a must. And now Senderos is going we need another Cb, hopefully a tall one to replace him like Hangeland, Sahko, Zappata etc.

  2. I Agree with Pete about Arshavin upfront next season, him playing just behind RVP would have to work well, so we probly dont need a striker signing with the likes of Bendtner, Vela, Walcott and especially Eduardo being more than suitable backup, even though the speculation of Huntelaar joining would be amazing to see. With the Defensive mid issue, i really rate Song, hes strong and creative, im not sure if anybody out there would actually do a better job than him, but bringing Viera back would have to be a yes for me, he doesn’t have to be a 40+ games a season player, he can be a morale lifter in the dressing room, a man for replacement and cover and more importantly an experienced leader to follow for the likes of Song, Denilson, Djourou etc.
    Have faith in Arsene he knows what hes doing! if he thinks signings aren’t the answer to solve the trophy drought than trust him, theres nobody out there that knows the squad better.

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