Footballs, and lots of them, are being kicked around by Arsenal and our rivals as the opening weekend of the Premier League season hoves into view like the sail of a ship to a man stranded on a desert island. This is a time when every fan is full of optimism and every manager is hoping for success in the coming months.
So there is more football talk than ever at the minute, although I don’t think we will be hearing much more from our old friend Jose Mourinho, at least on the subject of Petr Cech and the keeper’s transfer to Arsenal this summer. The Chelsea boss has tried to play down his disappointment at the Czech Republic star’s decision and even tried to claim some sort of noble part in it but that has quickly been shown to be the usual rubbish from the delusional one.
After Cech himself admitted that he had clashed with his former boss and John Terry lamented the boost that the move would give to the Gunners, there are two more pieces of evidence in the papers this week that make a mockery of Mourinho’s claim.
Firtly the Guardian reported the Chelsea defensive midfielder Nemanja Matic admitting his unhappiness that Cech will be playing for one of Chelsea’s main rivals and not their manager’s former right hand man Steve Clarke has made the situation even more clear.
The current boss of Reading said, “For me, he’s still one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
“He’s a great signing for Arsenal.
“I smile a bit when I see Jose’s comments because I know inside it will be killing him having to sell one of his best players to a title rival.”
And the fact it is Arsene Wenger will make it even worse for Jose, a fact which I am sure the Frenchman is fully aware of and will no doubt try to make even worse by starting Cech against his former boss in the Community Shield. Revenge is sweet eh Gooners?