Just seen the Spain squad for their friendly against France and noticed no call up for Mikky again. I've only had chance to watch games on TV this and last year, but from what I've seen Mikky hasn't really been in as good a form as we've seen in the past few years (I really wish he would have a dig a bit more!!!).... but is anybody else concerned that his continually being overlooked for Spain (especially when Albeida who can't get a game for Valencia and some 17-year-old from Barca make the squad) may spur him to look to moving?
I hope not and hope we'll see the best of him again and for sometime to come yet.....
Fingers crossed we can get back to winning against Blackburn with Mikky, Manny and Vaughany on the scoresheet.....
Darren Reeves, Posted 01/02/2008 at 21:09:01
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1 Posted 02/02/2008 at 14:46:23
Having said that though, it’s kind of bitter sweet isn’t it? I’m sure we would be made up if Mikel got in the squad, all of the persistant rumours saying he’ll need to move to Spain to receive recognition will surely disappear, or Europe’s elite still be sniffing around.
With regards to Mikel’s recent poor form, I think it is the sort of rut a call up would well and truely sort out, however it won’t happen, not with the current manager in charge.
2 Posted 02/02/2008 at 15:02:52
As it is, I see a player who is happy in his work, proving himself in the PL and in Europe. If this continues, my bet is that we’ll get Arteta’s best years and he will move back to Spain in three years or so.
3 Posted 02/02/2008 at 15:33:07
4 Posted 02/02/2008 at 16:57:42
5 Posted 03/02/2008 at 18:23:12
6 Posted 04/02/2008 at 13:17:30
He’d be great in our midfield.
Damian Scott, Dublin.