Wenger's swipe at Capello over Theo

Wenger's swipe at Capello over Theo

Theo Walcott”s sustained period on the sidelines seems to have irked our great leader and in today’s Daily Mirror he has a little dig at England boss Fabio Capello over his role in niggling the knock.
Arsene Wenger told the redtop: “Theo will not be available before the Manchester United game next weekend and certainly not for the Man United game. I believe it will be a problem for England as well.
“I didn’t want him to play for the under-21s. I know how it works. The player comes back later than everybody else, he doesn’t have a decent preparation, you are under pressure to rush him back, you play him earlier than you should, he gets an injury, and you see him again in October.
“That’s what usually happens and that’s why I was adamant that he does not go with the under-21s. He has no decent preparation for the championship, for the season, and in the end England will pay the price as well.
“It is not anger because I knew at the start what could happen. But it is frustration, yes, because I can’t see the logic in that whole process. In the end, England, and Arsenal, have a handicap. They also took him to Holland earlier this month and told me the back was a little problem, one or two days. It isn’t. It’s all a little bit linked with the whole package.”
Meanwhile the same paper digs up that old tale about PV33 coming back to the Gunners, claiming AW could still make a last-ditch bid to bring him in from Inter Milan before the transfer deadline.
Over at the Sun, AW has been talking about just how crucial the next month will be to our season with tough fixtures ahead.
The paper reports him as saying: “After four games, we will not only have played Manchester City and Manchester United, we will have played three times away from home.
“So if we do well, we will be in a strong position to have a positive trend after 10 games. These two games will certainly be very important, to see how strongly we do away from home against the big teams. It will have an impact on our belief as well.”
And AW hasn’t wasted anytime in ruling out Cesc Fabregas’ move to Barcelona NEXT season. He said: “It is rubbish. The only thing I can say that the day I will agree to sell a player one year in advance, I will not be in this job any more.”
The paper adds that striker Marouane Chamakh could yet arrive in N5 from Bordeaux.
Bring on Pompey…

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