Jose Mourinho often spoke about his culture shock when moving to English football. At Porto, if they were in Europe that week, their domestic match would be moved to Friday. At Chelsea the schedule was Tuesday – Saturday/ Sunday/Wednesday no matter the situation. It tells you the different priorities of the respective associations. In Portugal, their clubs are representing their county so want to help them as much as possible.
I did a full Arsenal injury update at the weekend and it all seemed very positive at the time, but i must have jinxed it because the very next day Sky News reported that Sokratis had to be replaced with an ankle injury.
Sky reported this….
Time to answer the questions if Arsenal really are in the hunt for the Top 4 by Tom
Shall We Work With Monaco? by Dan Smith
It would be disrespectful to ever suggest Monaco could be our feeder club, their fans wouldn’t appreciate that assertion. Yet the French side have given a first managerial post to Thierry Henry, the greatest goal scorer in our history. If all goes well, many see this as the first step in our best ever player succeeding Uni Emery one day.
To be fair, we haven’t really seen the best of Lucas Torreira in an Arsenal shirt yet, but we certainly do seem to improve massively defensively when he comes on as a sub, and even though he is not yet used to playing in the Premier League he seems to add a lot of steel to the team when he is on the pitch.
Following on from the earlier post where Robert Pires said that Arsenal were guaranteed a spot in the Top Four after winning nine competitive games in a row, there were many conflicting opinions about whether the Gunners were really improving enough to actually challenge for the League title.
After Unai Emery’s two opening defeats as Arsenal manager, many pundits and even our own fans were writing off our chances of finishing in the Top Four this season, with most predicting a sixth place spot at best. But right now, after six straight League wins including a master class against Fulham last week, we have moved up to 4th spot ahead of Tottenham on goal difference.
Dan Smith has certainly livened up the boring interlull with his Top Ten lists, and today’s is just as interesting… Read on…