Good morning(ish), everyone. Here are the links:
- Emmanuel Frimpong talks about his partnership with Wilshere that has proven quite effective so far in preseason. Those two are most likely the midfield duo for the Carling Cup this year, if not more.
- Laurent Koscielny promises to bulk up.
- Theo Walcott, meanwhile, is looking to prove his worth after this summer's England team snub. As he points out, the phone call with Fabio Capello hurt him initially, but he seems determined to use it as motivation. If he stays healthy, there is no reason he cannot begin to excel as he gains more experience.
- Arseblog counters more of the Cesc Fàbregas arguments. He also provides what is frankly the only reason Arsenal need a new keeper: trust on the part of the defenders. What is tricky, though, is that that is also precisely the hardest reason to provide evidence for, but it's compelling nonetheless.
- Manuel Almunia, for his part, is defiant. He is technically right, one supposes.
- 7AM Kickoff works through the delicious irony of the homegrown player rule that means that Gaël Clichy is homegrown, but Owen Hargreaves is not.
- And finally, here are a bunch of goals from Charlie Nicholas.
Also, one final note: I would like to encourage everyone to check out the other SBNation Premier League blogs, all of which do great work: The Busby Babe, 7500 to Holte, Cottagers Confidential, Bitter and Blue, and Royal Blue Mersey. Also check out SBNation's general soccer coverage as well.