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NP Column: Injury to Theo, Denilson’s plea for forgiveness

by on July 28, 2011

Good day Gooners. Not too much to report on again. This pre-season really is dragging now. Just like those last few disappointed months of last season. Not long to go now though, only 16 days!

Well it may be pre-season, but it just wouldn’t be Arsenal without an injury to a key player. Theo Walcott was sent home early from our German training camp to assess his ankle in which he suffered the knock to. This summer seems to have more cons than pros for us. With only two signings, we now have the fear of missing a vital player for the opening to the new season. Do the Gods above just frown upon us? We know Theo is prone to injury, but regardless, he is a key danger man. Each year he looks more threatening, and I genuinely believe this season is where he will put all those doubters to bed. It’s a shame he has to deal with this setback with only two weeks away, so hopefully it is nothing too serious.

Denilson has been ‘pouring his heart out’ to Sky Sports News, with how much he loves Arsenal and Wenger. It’s funny to see really. I mean two months ago he claimed he was a winner, and as he was so frustrated that he hasn’t won anything at Arsenal, he wanted to leave. It’s also funny to see, because he was probably hoping for a permanent transfer rather than a season-long loan deal. He realises that no Sunday league football team wanted to buy him of Ebay, let alone a professional football club interested in signing him on a permanent basis. He realises that without Arsenal, he is nothing. He has seen that those players who thought the grass was greener on the other side, ended up at a Glastonbury Festival. To me, it’s like a plea for forgiveness. Sorry pal, you’re done at Arsenal.

Denilson has also told Sky Sports News that he believes Cesc Fabregas will stay:

“I think it’s very important because the fans, the staff at Arsenal, everyone loves Cesc and I think he’s going to stay.”

That’s your conclusion? He will stay because everyone at Arsenal loves him? Sorry mate, football doesn’t work like that. If it did, we would still have players like Thierry Henry. Also, Cesc loves Barcelona more than Arsenal. It’s his boyhood club. It’s where he grew up, and where his family live. He will be there eventually. But credit where it’s due Denilson, you are right he will stay, and the reason is simply. It’s because Barcelona will not stump up the money we estimate Cesc at. They believe Alexis Sanchez (their big signing of the summer) is worth more than Cesc, which is quite simply ridiculous. Barcelona do not believe he is worth more than £35million, and until they realise that he is, unfortunately for them he will remain an Arsenal player.

Emirates Cup this weekend. We finally get to see our lads play at home. I’m looking forward to it, especially because the king is back at his rightful place. We face Boca Juniors on Saturday, and Thierry Henry’s New York Red Bulls on the Sunday. Both will be great games, but God how good will it be to see Thierry back home.

Enjoy your weekend Gooners. I’ll be back Monday…probably hungover again.

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2 Comments
  1. David King permalink

    I have said that we need to replace the medical guys. They are useless. why couldn’t they deal with walcott’s recurring injury? Diaby is never fit. AFC will never win anything unless we have the capacity to bring back players from injury fast.

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