Reaction to Genclerbirligi – Guns – Some Jumping – and Gazzumping

Last night saw the opening friendly against European opposition for The Gunners.  It also saw a healthy 3-0 win for the boys.  What a busy night, what with all the seeing and stuff. As mentioned yesterday Robin van Persie, Theo and Adebayor all had good games and the former two interacted well together to set up and score two of the goals each.  It is nice to see that although it wasn’t against the best opposition, the boys seem to be bonding well, and playing well together to boot.  What with Arsene Wenger coming out and saying that he’s probably not going to be signing any more strikers, it means that if we do bring anyone in it is likely to be in the midfield and it is likely to be a winger.  Probably.  Maybe.  However quotes from Eduardo suggest that maybe we have already signed a wide player.  Someone who will take over from Reyes, since he spat his dummy out and thrown all his toys all over the place.  So logically if AW really is sticking with our current line up, maybe Nicolas Bendtner will get a few games more than many of us think and perhaps we will see a bit more of Theo.  We could be seeing a situation where is a 3 way battle for a role as a centre forward between RVP, Adebayor and Bendtner, with Eduardo, Theo, Hleb, and Rosicky all have to try and get a place playing in the midfield, because let’s be honest, Cesc and Gilberto pick themselves.  Anyone else coming in would have to indeed be a “super player” as the boss said he would sign at the start of the summer.  Before Henry.  Oh well.  My opinion is that there is a lot to be confident about in terms of the potential success next season.  I subscribe to the opinion that we could do well next season if the players live up to what we all hope they can.  And why not?  Seriously, why not?  Stranger things….It would seem I was a little premature in suggesting that Arsenal had signed two young South American players.  Nothing has yet been confirmed by the club.  Still, if it doesn’t turn out to be true, I believe that if Wenger did happen across some exceptional young talent, he would sign them because he wants to remain as Arsenal manager. Bernie Ecclestone, midget leader of F1, apparently wants to buy Arsenal because we’re cheap.  In a move that would see him effectively gazzumping moustache man Kroenke, Ecclestone is quoted by the BBC as saying that “If somebody offers me something I think is good value, I will have a go. I’m interested in anything if it’s cheap enough.”  Words to inspire gooners everywhere I’m sure you’ll agree.  Another plus point is that he’s buddies with David Dein, and so its likely that were Ecclestone to take over the club a return of the permatanned Dein could be likely.  And to top it all off, Bernie has tried before to buy Chelsea and still attends matches there.  He said: “Flavio [Briatore] and I were interested in Chelsea not so long ago”. “I do go to Chelsea. Flav and I went to matches. I go when I’ve nothing else to do.” He then went on to say what I think is the nail in the coffin from the fans perspective; “What problem would I be in with Chelsea if I bought Arsenal?”. Good one Bernie.  Make out as if you want to buy the club but really want it to be Chelsea.  We’ll love you for that.

Arseblogger has a story that Carlos Vela will spend next season at Osasuna over at  I couldn’t find anything about this myself, but I’m sure that if the mighty Arseblog is running the story, there’s more than a healthy dollop of truth in there.

That’s yer lot for today.  I’ve got to go play tennis for some reason.  Tennis?  WTF?!