Quick update 1 August, 2007Posted by lasagnechef in Arsenal News, Transfers.
Sorry I haven’t been keeping the site very up to date this week…there’s a little bit of news to talk about.
Van Persie believes we still have a shot at the title this season. Realistically I’d say it’s going to be another year minimum before the Premiership trophy is back in our hands but I do admit our side does look a bit tasty for this year. Robin has been talking about how our age doesn’t matter:
Football is not about age. It’s not about money. Football is about if you want to run for each other, if you want to fight for each other, if you want to really play some ball. Liverpool have spent lots of money, Chelsea have been doing that the last few years, I respect that. This is their way of winning things. But we can win things as well. We are young. So what? Age doesn’t matter. It’s about the way we play football and the way we like to play together.
“If we win the title with this team that would be great. I really believe in my heart we can do it. I think the manager is thinking the same. I started pre-season on June 18 and I’m with these boys every day. I see their ability. Yes they are young and young people make mistakes but that doesn’t really matter.”
Encouraging words from RVP. If we have good luck with injuries this year then maybe we will cause the United, Chelsea and Liverpool some problems? Who knows? I’m really exited about the new season. To be completely honest though I wouldn’t bet on us being champions next year. I think we could go all the way in one of the cups, but I think for now the league is a bit of a long shot.
Robin’s also been talking about Henry’s departure. He says that he’s not thinking about how he must fill Henry’s boots. I know he will be the successor to Thierry, and he will be our top scorer this season. However, he shouldn’t think about this and let the pressure get to him. He must carry on just doing his thing and his natural talent will come through. I’m so exited about RVP this season, I’m quite sure this will be an amazing season for the Dutchman. I can just see all those important goals going in now. He looks really hungry from what I’ve seen this pre-season, lets hope that continues.
Jose Reyes has completed his move to Athletico Madrid. Apparently the fans were saying something about him playing for Real but I think they’ll realise they’ve got a decent player. Arsenal aren’t telling us the fee but I’m pretty sure we’ve made a loss on him. Oh well, I’ll remember the good times, especially those goals against Chelsea. Good luck Jose.
Cesc Fabregas has once again told us how committed he is to Arsenal. This summer there’s been a bit of speculation about him leaving and it’s been quite unsettling. I think it’s quite well known that one day Cesc will play in Spain again one day, it’s just a matter of how soon it is until he decides to go. I love Cesc, we all love Cesc…he could stay at Arsenal his whole career and be one of our greatest ever players. We’ll just have to wait and see what the future holds I suppose.