He is not exactly the most popular person with the Arsenal fans, although there are still one or two former players who would come above Emmanuel Adebayor in the list of folk we do not like. And we have no real reason to take much notice of what he says about Arsenal as he showed in that crazy over the top goal celebration when he ran the length of the pitch to taunt us that he has no love for the club or the Arsenal fans.
While the Arsenal and England international star will be over the moon just to be fit again and has already come off the subs bench to register his first playing minutes of the season, Danny Welbeck will be well aware that he faces a tough task in getting back into the first team on a regular basis.
The former Arsenal and England international defender Sol Campbell is not exactly well loved at the home of his former employees Tottenham, as he was one of the few players to cross the north London divide and it made it even worse for the fans of the Spuds that once he did make the transfer the centre back played a major part in helping Arsenal to achieve that historic title winning campaign that earned us the name of the Invincibles.
Arsenal have some massive games coming up between now and the end of the season, with the first of those major challenges and potentially pivotal clashes coming against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a couple of weeks. We also have Premier League away games at Tottenham and Liverpool, not to mention the Champions League double header with Bayern Munich and hopefully a few more FA cup matches to get through.
There has been a lot written and said already about the Chinese situation, with the Arsenal boss having his say on how the huge money in the Chinese super League and the massive salaries they are offering to tempt the big name players will affect the clubs here in the English Premier League.
Arsenal fans will be hoping that the Premier League’s 18th placed team Hull City can do us a favour by taking points off Chelsea this weekend but not really expecting it from the Tigers, especially as the game is going to be played at Stamford Bridge.
I am sure that I was not the only Arsenal fan left scratching my head and wondering whether Arsene Wenger had lost his when the Frenchman decided to give the captain’s armband to our German defender Per Mertesacker in the summer. Not because he lacked the right skills, because the World Cup winner is vastly experienced and appears to be a natural leader, but because the Arsenal captaincy had become something of an issue with the former incumbent Mikel Arteta hardly being seen in the first team after being given it.
If Arsenal fans thought that our club was going to have a tough time winning the Premier League title because the current table toppers Chelsea have beeenjoying a relentless run of results and were looking very unlikely to slip up and give the Gunners a chance to close the gap, imagine how the clubs chasing Real Madrid in La Liga have been feeling.