Perhaps the main news from yesterday ought to be our 2 nil win over Sturm Graz, with Robin van Persie and Philippe Senderos particularly impressing.
But it’s not.
Somewhat unsurprisingly, all the focus is yet again on our “Madrid-bound” midfield dynamo, Patrick Vieira.
After their initial admission of interest, Real appeared to back off somewhat yesterday, with Sporting Director Butragueno even claiming to be “a bit surprised“ by all the rumours.
“A bit surprised” my arse.
To be honest, Madrid’s denial is probably something we ought to worry about. Remember their claims that they would “never” sign David Beckham?
In spite of all of yesterday’s speculation, Arsene remains sure that our skipper will be staying.
If I’m honest, my opinion on the matter changes daily. Realistically, none of us have a clue what’s going on. We can only speculate. However, I do feel that the next couple of days will be vitally important in the whole saga. Critical, you might say.
Oh, and you’ll be fascinated to hear that our midfield crisis deepened yesterday when Giovanni van Bronkhurst completed a shock move to Barcelona.
Well played Arsenal.com.