Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Christmas - Is there one thing on Wenger's wish list?

Morning Gooners.

I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas. I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for. And to those of you who don't celebrate at this time of year, I hope you enjoy the holiday season.

Eat, drink and be merry people - but you Arsenal players, enjoy training and then have a great Christmas Day, don't over do it on the food and drink though.... we all want three points on Monday!

I've really been overjoyed with the support and messages you've sent me in my first four months of blogging. Your continued support of this site has kept me going during the dark mornings and late nights. Gooners never fail to amaze me. There is a huge community around the world who all share the same love for our team. 

I know the during the week opinions can be divided but come kick off, we're all there - whether it's at the Grove, watching on TV, listening to the match on the radio, reading live text or watching the game on a dodgy internet stream - we all want one thing... an Arsenal win. During those 90 minutes nothing else matters but the Arsenal.

I wonder then on this special day when gifts are shared that there is just one thing our manager has on his wish list... the return to full fitness of Thomas Vermaelen.

We've coped amazingly without him. Second in the league at Christmas was something I could have only dreamed of at the start of the season. And we've done so with two defenders in their debut Premier League seasons.

Imagine if Vermaelen had been fit? Might we be top of the league? Only the footballing Gods know.

But I think if he had a fully fit, we would certainly have had our strongest team out there for most games. A line up of:


Sagna - Squillaci - Vermaelen - Clichy

Song  - Diaby

Nasri - Fabregas - Arshavin


That team could beat anyone in this league on their day. And with Vermaelen still on the road to recovery, I'm sure the manager is praying the Belgium international is back sooner rather than later.

Have a good day, where ever you are and whatever you are doing.

Merry Christmas and best wishes for the Festive Season,


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