Tomorrow’s North London derby game against Tottenham Hotspurs will probably not see the awaited debut of Andrey Arshavin. The 27-year-old new signing is currently travelling back from Russia after obtaining his visa. He is scheduled to arrive on Friday night however, with only 10 days of pre-season training under his belt with Zenit St Petersburg, Arsène Wenger was suggesting the midfielder may miss out.
The Russian star’s move to Emirates Stadium was confirmed late on Tuesday afternoon – 24 hours after the transfer window closed. The timing of the announcement raised a few eyebrows among the footballing fraternity with Aston Villa and Reading reportedly concerned that Arsenal had missed the deadline.
Meanwhile we have Eboue back and the much maligned player must use this oppurtunity to get some fan support back. I always look forward to 3 matchups with much glee every year for Arsenal – Manchester United, Chelsea & Liverpool being the other 3 big clubs. But it’s always extra special against the fellow North Londoners. Bring it on!