Thursday, January 28, 2010

Arsenal 0-0 Aston Villa

"Any game you have to win at the moment."

- Arsene Wenger, about a game we didn't win

As a glory-hunting, plastic, doom-and-gloomer, I'm not sure what to make of this result.

As a doom-and-gloomer, my automatic response is that we've dropped 2 points, Vermaelen's out for the season, Arsenal are fucked, and that Wenger has pissed it down the drain again by not buying in the transfer window. If Vermaelen's out of the season, we're down to Gallas, Campbell and Silvestre, and that's pretty desperate. If we lose the league and it's all down to van Persie being out for the season, and Vermaelen being out for half the season, I'll be upset at Wenger for not adding to our squad.

But as a glory-hunting plastic fan, I see that we're 3rd on the ladder, still have to play the other leaders in the next few weeks, and that if we get lucky, we can be top of the league again by March. We need to hold our own during our run of Liverpool, Chelsea and Man Utd. If we get 6-8 points, I'd be happy. We've a fairly weak run after next month, and we play better when we've been written off and we're chasing a league leader.

Also coming to a pub near you, Arsenal vs Man Utd in 3D. Apparently, once you can see the depth and the contours of 3D TV, it opens up a whole new world of TV sport viewing. It's exciting. I wonder how 3D football translates on a jerky, postage-stamp sized internet stream?

And Jack Wilshere, say it ain't so. Don't go to Bolton on loan. What could they possibly teach you? They're dirty, lying, cheating bully-boys. It's not a good idea to play with them. They might be contagious. Why not go to a nice Spanish or French club?

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