I have been trying to think of a Plato pun but will have to settle for the one in the title. Anyway, Gooners, the Arsenal transfer rumour linking us with the Greece international defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos could soon turn out to hit a snag, after the Gunners were drawn against his current club in the Champions League.
Champions League? by GP
I want to point out that, although Arsenal have qualified for the Champions League again, there is something that continues to anger me.
The question I have for Mr Wenger is how many times have we really threatened to go all the way apart from 2006 and 2009?
The young Arsenal and Poland keeper Wojciech Szczesny was very lucky not to lose the game for his country last night after he was given a sraight red for his foul on Greece’s Salpingidis inside the box, but luckily his replacement saved the ensuing penalty.
The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has started Euro 2012 with a bang. He showed no sign of nerves but plenty of class against Greece today. He also seems to play the sort of football that would fit perfectly into the Arsenal side. Always aware of what is going on around him, he has a great first touch, takes up great positions and can finish well.
There is a very interesting Arsenal transfer rumour in today’s Mail saying that Arsene Wenger has got his scouts monitoring the very young Panathiniakos keeper Stefanos Kapino, who made made history in November by setting a record for the youngest ever player to represent Greece at senior level in a friendly match (against Romania).