I dream of a mustachioed Missourian's millions

It’s never an easy task to rummage through the papers the morning after the night before if a certain rabble from N17 have beaten another rabble from LS11 but I have managed to do it without taking too much notice of proceedings in case I have nightmarish visions of Harold (boyhood Arsenal fan) Redknapp leading that lot to an FA Cup final victory.
Flashbacks from the cup exit at the hands (literally for the first goal) of Stoke creep into my mind and sitting here now how many of you would settle for a win at Wembley in May? Or do we have bigger skate to saute? If so, then we must, of course, win at London’s second biggest club and our vulnerable custodian Manuel (Fawlty Towers) Almunia tells the Sun that we can claw our way back into the title race.
The paper reminds us that Roman Abramovich’s plaything missed the chance to tighten a grip on the top of the table by only managing to draw 1-1 with please-go-down Hull and that an AW triumph would see us move to within three points of Carlo Ancelotti’s libidinous outfit.
No doubt in between practising his kicking, the Spaniard said: “We are on schedule to do good things this season, we have only a little step to get back to the top of the league. When you think about where we were after the Chelsea game in November, when we lost 3-0 at home, that is a great achievement. Sometimes it is better to come back from third or fourth to challenge than to be at the top all the time.”
Another upbeat Gunner is Nicklas Bendtner, who seems keen to get back amongst the goals after his long injury lay-off. Will he start at Chelsea? Let’s hope so — and ‘no’, I still don’t think long-term he is Arsenal class and, ‘yes’ I do know he is only 22, ‘give the boy a chance’ and all that.. Again, the Sun quotes him: “You always want to be able to give your best and that is what I will try to do. If you look at the programme now, there are only four months left, then we are at the World Cup. It’s gone so quickly.
“When people say they have been out with long-term injuries and they say it’s hell, I can completely understand that now. It’s difficult and you come in to training each day doing the same things. But you get motivated by telling yourself that one day soon you will be better.
“When you come back you know you will find yourself again and you are going to be strong. The medical staff are here to work with me and make me better. They do the best they can and I do the best I can. Away from football I don’t have any people in my life who don’t make me happy, so there was no change.
“I’m a naturally happy guy, whether I’m injured or not. It’s harder when you are out injured because a big part of your life, and something you love is taken away from you. You never know what’s going to happen but I’m almost back to 100 per cent now and I’m going to get better and better all the time. I feel fine in training so let’s see.”
Meanwhile, the Mirror finds space to tell us Fulham have emerged as surprise rivals to us for the signature of QPR ‘wonderkid’ Raheem Sterling.
The paper says AW was in ‘pole position’ to get Sterling, 15, after ordering the club’s academy director Liam Brady to sign him up. But now the Cottagers have sounded out their west London neighbours about a possible summer transfer for the youngster. Hmm. Not sure we need another kid, AW. Not just yet.
Incidentally, in case you missed this in the Telegraph ( as I did up until now) click on the link for a piece on how Stan Kroenke works. I wonder how good a side AW could put together with a good few greenbacks from the mustachioed Missourian?

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