Arseblog News is not a fan of meaningless internationals, least of all ones which put our most important players in peril ahead of a very important game against the dastardly Mugsmashers on Saturday morning.
It seems, at this early stage, that we’ve come through with a clean bill of health with regards to our first teamers, none of whom did anything exceptional during their international travels.
However, Joel Campbell, on loan at FC Lorient, scored a very nice goal for Costa Rica as they played Wales in a Gary Speed memorial match. Footage here. And the more international appearances he makes, the better his chance of securing a work permit for next season.
And much has been made of Henri Lansbury’s two goal salvo for the England U21s. His first was a very impressive looking goal but Lansbury himself admits it was wind assisted, and to us it looks like a cross that hit the defenders foot, thus helping it loop over the keeper.
He did get another though, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was also on the scoresheet, netting a late penalty as England ran out 4-0 winners over their Belgian counterparts.
Andrei Arshavin scored for Russia. Good to see he’s found his shooting boots in a timely fashion and can help with our run in …
Anyway, there are no more Interlulls between now and the end of the season. It’s just real football all the way now.