We’re smack bang in the middle of a fairly pointless international break, so aside from the continued discussion about the Aaron Ramsey incident there’s not a lot going on.
Tomas Rosicky has voiced his support for the Welshman in this interview as well making a request that technical sides get the protection they deserve from referees. It is a sentiment I tend to agree with.
Meanwhile Thomas Vermaelen has joined Nicklas Bendtner in proclaiming that they and the rest of the team will be doing everything possible to win the league title in memory of for Ramsey. Two seasons ago we fell apart under the misguided captaincy of William Gallas, but the feeling I get is that things will be different this time around. I think Ramsey’s injury will prove the inspiration for a extremely strong title chance and I expect us to be in with a shot right up to the last fixture.
One of the harsh realities of Ramsey’s injury dawned on me today with the news that Arsene Wenger may look to Juventus midfielder Felipe Melo as a replacement. He’s had a fairly awful time in Italy with a team that has had a rubbish season, yet it’s clear from these comments that our manager still considers him to be a decent prospect. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see how things pan out this summer, particularly if Melo has a good World Cup performance with Brazil.
To end today’s rather scattershot round-up is the news from Arsenal CEO Ivan Gazidis that the club will be bringing back ‘Clock End’ to Emirates Stadium. A heart-felt reminder of our tradition or a tacky gimmick? You decide.
Right, I’m off to watch Australia play Indonesia for a place in the Asian Cup. Should be a good one.
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