Date: 26th August 2008 at 1:16pm
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It seems as thought Big Phil Senderos is on his way to join Matty Flamini in Italy after AC Milan claimed to have secured his services on a loan deal with a view to make it permanent at the end of the season.

I was reluctant to go with this story initially as I just assumed the press were speculating after the signing of Silvestre, but the more time passes without comment, the more certain it becomes.

Senderos hasn’t always filled Arsenal fans with confidence, indeed, the player himself was a confidence player, sometimes visibly crumbling after making a mistake or two, however I still feel this could be a mistake.

With Senderos gone it leaves us with 4 central defenders. The pairing of Toure & Gallas seemingly not clicking exactly the way we thought they would, the inexperienced Djourou, and a player so injury prone he pulls a muscle in his first ever training session with the club.

Hleb aside, the players leaving the club this summer have not been replaced, and with Arsenal’s horrendous injury record over the past 3 years (surely there’s something wrong here) I’ve got a real sense of foreboding about this season.