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"It was the winter holiday and I was back in Togo having a kickabout with friends when my phone rang.One of the boys answered it and said, 'Manu, it's Arsene for you'. 'Arsene who?' I said. 'Arsene Wenger', he said. 'Get out of it', I said, and grabbed the phone off him. But then I heard the voice. 'Allo'. F*****g hell. It is Arsene Wenger!"
-Emmanuel Adebayor

Reserves: Arsenal 2-0 Portsmouth

Denilson got his debut for the Arsenal in the reserve sides 2-0 victory over Portsmouth. Merida, Walcott and Alex Song also featured in the match. Aliadiere was the start of the show though, as he scored both of Arsenal's goals. Ive been thinking and I think that Arsenal are the only side I know that doesnt only focus on their first team squad. Arsenal reserves have always been among the top teams in their league and the Arsenal Ladies doesnt really have a challenge in England anymore after following a succesful season last season with a better than perfect start to this season which includes a 14-0 win over Fulham. Anyway, I was looking at the teams still remaining in the Ladies European Cup and very few were really famous football clubs. Its good to know that Arsenal are good at everything :)

Claude Davis believes that Sheffield United's Carling Cup win will give them the confidence to test us at Emirates this weekend. Arsenal are familiar with Sheffield United as we have met them in cup competitions so many times that it feels like the draws are rigged(the draws are NOT rigged). I especially remember when we played them in the FA Cup a few seasons ago when Seaman made a fantastic save in the 78th minute when he scooped the ball of the line to give us a 1-0 win. Sheffield United matches against us have always been enjoyable and tight affairs and I was so happy that they got promotion last season just so we could play them more often this season.

It will take Arsenal 25 years to pay off our depts. I have mixed feelings despite Edelman's encouraging words. On the positive side, we have a new 60,000 seater stadium thats among the best in the UK. We will have houses built on the legendary that is Highbury. We will host lots of top-class friendlies that we wouldnt have gotten while we were at Highbury. And of course the main reason we built the stadium, 40m pounds more profit compared to Highbury. The negatives though are scary, what if we continue to slide down the table and lose our European spot? It would mean less tickets sold, less kits sold, less profits and the posibility that we cant pay off the depts. Of course this may not happen, but my heart beats faster everytime I think of the dept. I wanted to point this out as many Arsenal fans have said that they dont care about the financial situation of the club, they should know that we may not have a club to support without the profits.

Nothing else really that interesting in the news so, BYE!

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