By Tony Attwood
Goodness it is difficult running a blog during the interlull. I mean you try and enter the news desert with some good back up stories ready to roll, but even so you are dependent on some sort of news coming in to keep it all rolling along.
So I look for good news and bad news, in fact any old news, remembering that of course good and bad news all depends where you start from. The headline
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger rules himself out of England job – ‘it should go to an English coach’
from the Daily Telegraph is good for me, and quite a few readers of Untold, but not so could for the aaa who want the man out.
On the other hand the headline
Yaya Toure’s Manchester City exile continues as Pep Guardiola eyes Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin
How football’s big beasts prey on rivals’ best young talent
from the same paper might please the aaa who want Arsenal to fail so that Wenger is replaced.
But I really, really, really don’t want Bellerin to go. Because of where I sit in the Emirates I get a sensational view of him moving up the field and crossing (normally in the second half), and I really do think this is a very special player.
Anyway we have the suggestion from a wholly unreliable source that Perez wasn’t badly hurt and is back in training while on the transfer front we have
Arsenal want to sign £52m-rated attacker but Man Utd also keen: Benfica attacker Goncalo Guedes
Chief confirms Arsenal’s approach for £75m hitman: Gonzalo Higuain
Cazorla replacement? Arsenal ready to sign La Liga playmaker – Isco
Have you heard any of these before???
OK let us try
Arsenal injury boost: Key able to return to training. Bellerin was hurt in training but is now better … it all relates to Spain’s Under-21 Euro 2017 qualifying win at San Marino. A tense, tough and very important match, I’ll warrant.
“Monreal replaces Jodi Alba in the national side after the Barcelona full-back was injured 22 minutes in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Italy.”
Meanwhile it is certainly safe to say that the internationals have been… well, unusual, thus far.
Neymar’s face left covered in blood during Brazil’s World Cup qualifier against Bolivia
and that is not to mention
Enner Valencia escapes in ambulance after being chased by police ‘over unpaid child support’
There’s a view of Manchester in the Guardian
Zorya chief: Manchester is a dirty city where men kiss in the street
• ‘I went out for a walk in the evening and there were masses of drunk people’
Disgruntled fans gather to demand that president of football association is sacked as hopes for a football revolution suffer a blow
The Mail even has a major transfer blow
Arsenal transfer blow! Gunners target Mauro Icardi signs new Inter Milan contract
Oh hang on I think I have just gone round in a complete circle.
Let’s hope for something better tomorrow.