A few updates from today that I noticed was that Aaron Ramsey scored his first goal as Captain of Wales! Congrats to him and it will be good seeing him back at his best soon. I think he is the future at Arsenal and will play a big role in the team this coming year. He could find himself in a good position to be a key starter with a few players linked away and most likely to leave.
Ryo Miyaichi has been left out of the U-22 match against Australia. He only said that it was a timing problem and wouldn’t go into it any further. Not completely sure why he was left out but Gamba Osaka striker Takashi Usami was also left out for a different reason…he was brought up to the National Team. Is it possible that Ryo was also moved up to the senior squad as well? We probably would have heard about it already. Wenger will not be happy about this as he plans to apply for Ryo’s work permit this year yet again and is hoping he is ready for first team action. If not he will go back on loan until he can get more appearances with the National Team. I’m also a bit disappointed about it as well as Ryo playing for Arsenal is one thing I’m most excited about for the new season.
Lastly, Young Guns reports that Richard Law, a member of Gazidis’ team has met with Velez Sarsfield officials about the transfer of Ricky Alvarez. After discussions it was announced that there has not been an agreement yet and were hard on their stance that it would cost Arsenal over 12 million for this deal to take place. Will Arsenal pay a good amount for this midfielder? I’ve heard really good things about him and there are some real gems coming out of Argentina so I wouldn’t put it past him for him to be outstanding.