Arsenal 4 Wigan 0

I’m far from convinced that Arsenal is going to win any silverware this season or even give a strong fight but this does look good. Arsenal beat Wigan Athletic 4-0 at the Emirates stadium with a display of attacking football. Belgian defender Thomas Vermalen, brought into the fold during the summer, scored 2 goals to lead the Gunners to victory. The former Ajax player rose to head the Gunners into the lead from a corner before curling in his second from the edge of the box.

Emmanuel Eboue’s deflection then made it 3-0 when the match was effectively over and a back-heel finish by Cesc Fabregas in injury time crowned a superb win. This win coupled with the mid-week victory over Standard Leige should set the Gunner back on the winning track.

Update: Well it seems that Arsenal are going to look for a transfer of West Ham United pair, Jack Collison and former Gunners centre-back Matthew Upson. Although the pair are firmly established in the Hammers’ starting 11, Italian coach Gianfranco Zola’s may be forced to sell on the bequest of West Ham’s owners. Reports state that the Hammers will settle a deal in the region of £15 million for the Welshman’s services and that West Ham would demand £10 million for 30-year-old Matthew Upson, rated as England’s third-choice centre-back by national coach Fabio Capello.

The Tharoor Situation Explained

I am not surprised that the India media and the Kerala ones in particular are hell bent to shake the very foundations that Shashi Tharoor (the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs and a member of the Indian Parliament) stands upon. It’s because they have not had to deal with someone like him. Admittedly that perhaps he should have been careful with the joke about cattle. Most Indians still pray to cattle rather than eat them for lunch.

Let’s check the list – he was born in London, he’s well traveled, highly educated, extremely wordly & an intellectual, sophisticated, won many awards, is very rich even before he entered into Indian politics (worth around Rs. 15 crores), is recognized as a global diplomat & actually talks sense. He’s a total opposite to what we are used to in India.

What the hell is he doing in Indian politics?