Well, today Carlos Vela’s Osasuna take on Barcelona in La Liga and it should be a cracking game to watch. Hopefully Carlos will be involved and if he were to get on the scoresheet then it would underline his potential as a future superstar. He has done really well so far in Spain, his work-rate and technical ability are second to none, whilst he certainly knows where the goal is. It should be intresting as there’s an added incentive for Barca seeing as Real Madrid lost to Almeria yesterday, so they will be up for it but Carlos should be up for the task. A couple of other loanees; Pedro Silva and Fran Merida may also be in action today and of course we will keep you informed of how they get on.
Kyle Bartley and Sanchez Watt were both in action for England u-17s yesterday in the Algarve tournament as they helped the Three Lions beat Denmark 3-0. Bartley played the whole game, whilst Watt was substituted at half-time. They take on France today, with the squad likely to be rotated to avoid tiredness.
The pair’s international commitments meant that they were absent for the 2-0 home defeat to West Ham in the Academy League yesterday morning at London Colney, here’s the West Ham report.
There’s more on Luke Freeman, as Arséne Wenger talks about the qualities he will bring to the club, whilst West Ham u-18s coach Tony Carr talks about how his Hammers side kept him Luke quiet yesterday.
Thanks for reading and there’ll be more tomorrow.