Arsenal Thankful They Didn't Sign Any Other Midfielders Last Summer

John SmithCorrespondent IMarch 31, 2010

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20:  Cesc Fábregas of Arsenal is knocked to the ground during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 20, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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The morning of.

Big match tonight folks.

Get to the ground early.

Smell of roasting peanuts, hot dogs, chicken pies, whatever salty snack you associate with sports events.

Should be a good one.

I´ll be in Valencia for this leg. Barcelona next week I reckon.


Tension builds as the seconds turn into minutes, which turn into hours, and the time until kick off at the Grove slowly lessens.


Looks like the young Catalan might be missing to take on the team who trained him tonight.


No bother. We´ve got other young talents to dominate possession in midfield.


Because "Le Prof" didn´t sign anyone in that position last summer.

A pause. How can we be better off in a position when we didn´t reinforce it with signings?

Attention drawn to old Wenger statements regarding the signing of Patrick Vieira, Van der Vaart, Matuidi, etc.: "Signing another player kills the career development of a Song, Diaby, or Denilson."

Tonight, we face the prospect of lining up against the best team in the world with that midfield trio. Tonight we face the prospect of putting Wenger's faith in these three young talents to the test.

Song the destroyer, Diaby the creator, Denilson the facilitator.

The three cogs of the Arsenal midfield machine will need to be operating in full force tonight if Captain "Fabretastic" is sidelined with injury. Another bad tackle, same old story in this sense.

I hope you are looking forward to it. I sure am. Thank god we didn't sign anyone eh?