I am missing club football already, even though Arsenal only finished the season a week ago in high style by smashing Aston Villa into little pieces and lifting the FA cup trophy. So I was really looking forward to seeing some of our Gunners in action for England against Republic of Ireland in Dublin today.
But as well as the game being as dismal as the average season for fans of the spuds, Roy Hodgson only started Jack Wilshere and he only brought the in form Theo Walcott on with less than 10 minutes left on the clock. So Kieran Gibbs had to watch the whole drab affair from the bench, which must have been galling for our left back.
At least our boy Wilshere was the best player on the pitch for England, or he was until Hodgson took him off after an hour or so. And that really cheesed me off as the likes of Rooney, Milner, Henderson, Sterling and Lallana were truly awful.
Jack was at least trying to get England going with some of his trademark bursts and crisp passing. With a decent team around him the Arsenal man may just have provided England with a win but no one else was even close to backing him up.
Oh well, let´s just hope that Hodgson has learned from the experience when he sends the three lions out to face Slovenia next weekend. Roll on August!