After a crazy 24 hours in which we have been focusing heavily on Robin van Persie’s contract situation and Alisher Usmanov’s run-in with the Arsenal board, we finally have what appears to be some good news. Bacary Sagna has confirmed via his personal twitter account that he is back in London for training and is running without any pain following surgery on a broken fibula back in May.
After a terrible season in which he broke the same leg twice (against Spurs in October and then Norwich in the final home game of the season), Bacary seems to have put his disappointment about Euro 2012 behind him and is working steadily to be fit in time for the start of the upcoming season. This is fantastic news when you consider that we previously thought that he might not be back until late September; the first 5 or 6 weeks of the new season could be crucial as we have tough games against Liverpool, City and Chelsea.
We will have more news tomorrow morning on what is going on with Red & White Holdings and probably some transfer news too. Lots of suggestions as to who (if anybody…) is being lined up to replace RvP, and also quite a few ridiculous rumours about where our captain is going to go. There is also a lot of discussion on Twitter about who should be the new captain. Sagna and Vermaelen are clear favorites at the moment.