Thursday, 26 April 2012

Jack turns down overtures -Wenger accepts ban -Vertonghen continues to flirt

Morning Gooners.

I think the Champions League semi finals have been quite amazing this season. Who would have thought when the balls came out of the hat that neither Spanish clubs would not be in the final? So it's Chelsea vs Bayern Munich and I know who I'll be cheering on... it's not the english club!

For all those of you who still aren't clear of what would happen if we finished fourth and the worst happened, Arsenal have put together a handy fact sheet. With Chelsea having a chance in the final, gaining third spot is more vital than ever.

No matter which European competition we're playing in next season, Arsene Wenger won't be on the touchline for the first three games. He's decided not to appeal UEFA's punishment for swearing at the referee after we went out of the Champions League earlier this season against AC Milan.

We've had good news on the Jack Wilshere front. Jack is set to turn down the chance of playing in the London 2012 Olympics according to The Sun who say the midfielder wants to concentrate on getting fit in pre-season and playing a full part in Arsenal's 2012/13 campaign.

Elsewhere, Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen can't make up his mind where he wants to play next season and is now talking about staying in Holland to see out the remaining year of his contact. If we could add him to our squad next season, it would only make us stronger.

There is also talk this morning from two of our strikers out on loan. Neither Carlos Vela or Nicklas Bendtner appear keen to return to north London once their season long loan deals come to an end. Vela is wanted by Real Betis according to the Daily Mail. While Bendtner doesn't seem keen on staying in the north east with Sunderland. I would have thought they had played their last match in an Arsenal shirt, but you never know what might happen this summer. Who would have thought we would have played Samir Nasri against Liverpool when he had soured his relations with us Gooners?

With trip to Stoke even more important for us now Chelsea are in the final, it will be good to know exactly who will and won't be fit. The manager should be speaking to the media in the next 36 hours, so let's hope no on has been injured in training...

Until tomorrow.

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