RVP: Let me face Greedybayor...

With all the excitement over the humiliation of the N17 jesters, the slight matter of a tasty Carling Cup clash with Manchester City has almost passed us by.
And this morning’s papers point out that Robin Van Persie, two-goal hero against the idiots on Saturday, is desperate to face Emmanuel Adebayor in the quarter-final tie.
Adebayor stamped on Van Persie in the sides’ league clash in September, the Sun reminds us and quotes RVP: “I want to play in that one. I’d love to play. If the boss decides to let me play, I’m happy.
“It will be a good game because Man City have a good side. If we can find the right mix – like we did in the last round against Liverpool – we’ve a big chance of winning.”
Arsenal lost 4-2 at Eastlands in September, a game marred by Emmanuel Adebayor’s antics against his former club.
The Daily Mail recollects that Greedybayor was banned for three games for stamping on Van Persie’s face, warned about his future behaviour after a provocative goal celebration and angered Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas with a foul which escaped unpunished.
City manager Mark Hughes has played his strongest team in the competition this season but Arsene Wenger has stuck with his policy of blooding young players, adds the paper.
Go on, Arsene, let Robin have a game – even if it as a reward for his post-match comments after he helped complete a decade of dominance over Tee Hee FC.
‘It always feels good to beat Spurs,” the Dutchman told the Guardian. “It even feels good when we don’t play them and they get beaten … We’ll see if they’re genuine rivals for the top four. It’s really early still. They’re allowed to say whatever they want but we’ll just try to show it on the pitch. That’s exactly what we did.”
Meanwhile, the ease at which Harold Steptoe’s cowardly losers were dispatched seems to have riled him beyond being gracious in (embarrassing) defeat and he blindly refuses to acknowledge the gulf in class between the two clubs.
He told the Sun: “We gave away two quick goals and that turned the whole game upside down.
“I thought they were edgy, they were giving the ball away, the crowd was moaning at every mistake. I thought we were going to come in at half-time in great shape.
“There is no gap between the clubs in my opinion. I think two mistakes turned the game upside down.” No gap? Hmmm.
And not content to try to spin his way out of the fallout of his side’s second Prmier League loss on the bounce, Steptoe has launched a bitter attack against Arsenal supporters sat behind the away dug-out at the Emirates, branding one of them a “mug“ after ordering stewards to stop him swearing, reports the Mirror.
Redknapp said: “There was one guy behind me who would not stop swearing so I just asked a steward to have a word with him to sort him out because there were kids sitting nearby as well.
“Have we just got to sit there and encourage some lunatic to swear so that kids grow up and think that is the way you behave in life or at football grounds? He was a mug the geezer.”
Harold, me old China, there were plenty of mugs there on Saturday. 3.000 braindead ne’er-do-wells in the away section, your entire hapless backroom staff (by the way how many No.2s do you need? Joe Jordan, Kevin Bond, Clive Allen, Les Ferdinand, Tim Sherwood…) and, of course, your gutless players. Oh, and you. Cheers for now and up the Gunners.

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