Hello and welcome to this week’s round-up.
First up this week is the player of the season awards. Arsenal have seen fit to drag it out for the week so I will have to go ahead and congratulate our award winner before the announcement. Mikel Arteta secured fourth place in his new role at the base of the midfield while Theo’s best season yet saw him secure third. Koscielny’s performances in the run-in were fresh enough in the minds of enough fans to see him take third place. There were a couple of surprise omissions from the top of the pile but the people have spoken and, but for the formalities, our Player of the Season 2013 has been crowned. Congratulations, Mr. Tomas Rosicky.
As entertaining football has gone into hibernation, I will reluctantly discuss the internationals. Per Mertesacker was captain for the Germans against…I want to say Ecuador? Lukas Podolski scored after just a few seconds and then again sometime later in the game. Meanwhile in Wembley, The Ox and Theo were about England’s best players in what was a poor game, between two poor teams, with Ireland. Thomas Vermaelen injured himself in the Belgium game but that is all I know. I’m not even prepared to research any other international news that may or may not involve Arsenal players. It is, frankly, too dull.
In non-news, many players are leaving the club this summer and we don’t even have to try to find buyers for most of them. There will be new blood in both the junior and senior ranks with players like Yaya Sanogo and – if you believe what they say – Dan Crowley apparently being lined up to come in. This, however, may be an elaborate joke at my expense and those players may not even exist. I’ve never seen them. What do I know?!
That’s it for this week but what did you expect? Get out of here!
Thanks for reading.
Up the Arsenal!