“Making the Arsenal”. A book utterly unlike any other book ever written about Arsenal FC. If you have ever wanted to know what it is that is so utterly incomprehensibly special and different from every other club, this book will go some way to explain that.
It’s all been said before…
But anyway, for readers of Untold on a planet dancing around Alpha Centauri for whom the first leg won’t have happened yet, in the second game, Ibrahimovic has decided not to play just to even things up a bit, what with us having everyone injured
Pique is also out, after too many newspapers in England made jokes about his name.
Actually Ibrahimovic has a calf injury on the grounds that if everyone else has one why can’t he.
Contrary to popular belief the Swede did not score in the quarter-final first leg draw at The Emirates stadium on Wednesday – it was all just a blur after a few too many down the pub. But we gave them a two goal start just to make it feel like more fun and to upset those crazed TV commentators.
Barca follow the Arsenal game with ‘El Clasico’ in which a bunch of surrealists take on a group of guitarists at bullfighting. So they won’t be too fussed about this one, and we can expect a simple walkover.
As for us we will play
Clichy Song Vermaelen Sagna
Denilson Diaby Eboue
Theo Bendtner Nasri
or something like that (to be more precise).
We could play Campbell again if he feels up to it, in which case Song is liberated into the middle of midfield.
1-2 to the Arsenal.
Or maybe not.
I am traveling on this bank holiday monday morning, but if you want to send in an article you should email it to firstname.lastname@example.org which might well work. But then it is pretty wild up north.
By my reckoning Djourou and Van Persie should be ready for the Tottenham match, but knowing what a hearty bunch of roughs they are up the Seven Sisters Road, they could be held back for the following saturday.
Meanwhile there’s some new research on the origins and Dark History of the Tiny Totts which I hope to publish from my Lake District retreat in the next few days. And there’s a few new rumours in the rumours section – see the home page.