It’ll be strange seeing Freddie Ljungberg wearing West Ham’s colours next season, I can’t imagine it’ll look right or that he’ll feel that happy there. To me, the club is full of big time charlies, and players looking to make as much money as they can with no thought to loyalty (step up Lucas Neill).
Of course, they could make him captain. I’d certainly consider it.
In any case, it isn’t that relevant to us anymore, but I certainly hope that the comments he made at the press conference don’t affect how he’s remembered by Arsenal fans everywhere. There is a small section that seems to think he’s a traitor, and to me that is utterly ridiculous. He’s been a wonderful asset to the club, and one who’s attitude can only have set a fantastic example.
Speaking of excellent attitudes, who does Fran Merida remind you of?
“I would love to play in the Carling Cup, I know it’s going to be difficult but I’m going to work hard for it. Players like Cesc Fabregas and Johan Djourou have broken into the first team through the Carling Cup so I look to them for inspiration.”
“I still have to improve a lot, especially the physical and defending sides to my game. But when I came I think I learned a lot of things and I hope to continue learning at this rate. I’m just hoping to show people what I’m capable of next season.”
“I especially want to win the FA Youth Cup. It was hard to lose in the way we did last season and I want to put the heartache behind me by winning the trophy.”
A willingness to work hard, a refusal to accept defeat and a determination to come back and do better the following season? Do they train that attitude at Barca’s youth academy? Welcome, Cesc II.