Bring on the real football....

Last updated : 30 July 2009 By Chris Parry
Flogging Ade and Kolo to Man.City for a combined total of 40 million quid was a masterstroke by Arsene... Kolo was a shadow of his former self last season, and frankly he just didn't look to have the fight in him anymore - fair enough, he lost motivation, wanted a big move, so we let him go. Ade is a fool... potentially a great footballer, but he reads too much of his own publicity. I know which one will get cheered when City visit The Emirates next season.

One thing's for sure, losing players like that means we have to buy. Arsene already brought Vermaelen in (having no doubt already told Kolo he could leave if anyone came in for him at the right price) and no doubt he's relying on RvP, Walcott, Bendtner and Eduardo up front. This is all well and good in theory, but I can't help but feel we need to replace Ade with another goalscorer.

Vieira to return? - I'd be all for it on a pay as you play basis. OK so he didn't set the world on fire in Italy, but as many players have said before, playing for Arsenal gets under your skin, and it's possible - no probable - that Paddy was simply never inspired to give of his best in Turin or Milan. He could still do a job for us both on the pitch and off - no doubt about it.

I'm betting that no more players will arrive before deadline day.... and that Rosicky won't be fit to start the season.

We'll finish top four too.