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Strikers, fixtures, injuries and kids.

by on June 18, 2012

As the title probably tells you, there isn’t much news at the moment except for some news on strikers, injuries and the fixture list.

 

In Euro action yesterday were a few Arsenal players. Robin van Persie has been somewhat poor for the Netherlands throughout the tournament, but wasn’t helped yesterday when he was shifted out wide to accommodate Klass-Jan Huntelaar. Nevertheless, he was powerless to stop the Dutch being disqualified from the tournament. Where to now? Well, on holiday probably so anyone expecting news on his contract in the next few days is probably being somewhat optimistic. After that? I would be surprised if a couple of quiet matches at the Euros means that everyone forgets his form through the season; I’m sure there are still a lot of people out there interested. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

Speaking about contract worries, why does nobody ever talk about Theo Walcott? Much like van Persie, he has only 12 months left on his contract. He said he would only start discussions after the season ended, so he’s largely in the same boat as van Persie, with regards to us waiting for the Euros to end. Of course, there are doubts about just how much of the Euros Theo will see, after injuring his hamstring in England’s 3-2 match over Sweden. It would seem that he took part in training today in a bid to make sure he’s fit, so we’ll have to see how that goes.

Another injury worry is Tomas Rosicky [there’s one we haven’t heard before]! He’s re-injured the knock on his Achilles that he had from the end of the domestic season and he’s returned to Prague to look at how long it could keep him out. At the moment, it looks like he could miss the last eight of the tournament.

In other striker news Nicklas Bendtner’s Denmark were knocked out after losing to Portugal, but it’s through no fault of the big Dane who had a good [if short] tournament. He’s being linked with a host of clubs and I don’t think his performances during the Euros will have done his chances of moving on any harm. Ironically, he actually looks quite like the more physical “plan B” we’ve cried out for recently. It’s a funny old world.

In other news, Lukasz Podolski became the youngest European in the history of association football to reach 100 international caps, which isn’t bad. We only ever kids, eh?

Finally, the fixture list was released today, which was nice. I’m not a big fan of analysing every single fixture or anything, but a few interesting things. The last time we started a season at home to Sunderland, we won the league! [via @JoshJJames88]. It’s also the third successive season we’ve finished away from home I believe. As you would expect, there are hard matches and less hard matches throughout the season. As we all know though, “there are no easy matches in this league”.

Anyway, that’s pretty much all the news I think. I’ve given the site a makeover to improve it’s self-esteem. As always, you can find me on twitter @SavageGooner and you can ‘like’ the blog on facebook. There might be a new columnist around here sometime soon so… you know. Keep your eyes open. Laters yo.

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