Friday, August 30, 2002

Fabian Carini . . . Carlos Roa . . . Ian Feuer . . . Sven Neuhas . . . Sebastian Saja . . . and in the end its RAMI! It's now confirmed by Arsenal that Rami Shaaban has signed on for a long term contract. The fee is undisclosed, which is typical Arsenal business, although specualtion is around £3,000 a week.

Robbie Keane has signed for Sp*rs apparently. Think Hoddle will let him waste away on the bench like Rebrov? Idiot.

Thursday, August 29, 2002

The CL draw is done. Arsenal have a decent group, with Borussia Dortmund, PSV Eindhoven, and AJ Auxerre drawn with the Gunners. I'd like to believe the Arse can get through the first stages relatively easily, but you never know in the CL. It also gives us the opporunity to play against Van Bommel and Hofland of PSV, who were both linked with Arsenal during the 'silly season.'

Seems there's always a 'Group of Death', and this year for me it's Group G. Bayern München, Deportivo La Coruna, AC Milan, and RC Lens make up what I feel is the toughest group top to bottom. You can get the full draw here.

"The Champions League is very important because we want to be the best in Europe and to do that you have to win it." - Arsene Wenger. Finally regarding the CL, UEFA.com posted an interesting article regarding Wenger's thoughts on the CL and our disappointments of the past, including detailing our away form which is . . . and this may be saying it a bit nice . . . piss.
Not much going on this morning, save for the CL draw which will take place in a few hours. Arsenal's club coefficient is 7th, which means that they are provisionally ranked first in their drawn group and can't face any of the top 8 teams in the opening round, which are: Real Madrid, Bayern München, Manchester United, Barcelona, Valencia, Juventus, and Internazionale. I'll post the CL draw results as soon as UEFA does, so check back to see who we've drawn to start our European campaign with.

And a special thanks to Arseblogger who posted the link to 'ONE-NIL' from his page. Already he's generated some nice traffic to this site. See, now linking someone's page isn't that hard, is it? ARE YOU LISTENING ARSEWEB?????

Also, Arseblogger tipped me off to a potential problem with the layout for my site. If anyone else is having problems with the links on the right overlapping the main text, let me know with the comments section below and I will try to straighten out. It looks fine on IE5 and 6 on my PCs, however I know Arseblogger is using a Mac.

Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Keeper News: Apparently Carlos Roa has signed with Spain's second divison Albacete. Read all about it here. I must say I'm happy to hear that, I never wanted Roa in the squad. For one he wouldn't play on Saturday's because of his religious beliefs, and his predictions of the world ending would make Nostradamus roll over. We're now linked with an Argentinian named Sebastian Saja. Can't say I've ever heard of him, but surely he is a better proposition than Roa. And he's only 23, so he could challenge Stu Taylor in the the next few years (assuming we don't sign Rustu Recber after this season).
Let's get right down to it then, shall we? This is 'ONE-NIL' which is my blog where I will post everything Arsenal. Everything from my views on the current match, to off the pitch activity, to anything else even remotely Arsenal related (including the horrendous new away kits, but let's not dwell on that now). Some of you may be thinking, "Well it's a blog, and it's Arsenal related, what's the difference between this and Arseblog?" Well for one he's in Barcelona and I'm in St. Louis. Other than that they are probably pretty much the same concept, but can you truly ever have too much Arsenal in your life?