Its seems that my wish has come true. The other day I wrote that I couldn't see the logic in sending out Johan Djourou on loan and that maybe Big Phil should be sent out instead.
Milan have stepped in and taken Philippe Senderos on loan for a year. This move is great for Arsenal and Big Phil.
Senderos has great potential but doesn't seem to be able to cut it at Arsenal and in particular the Premiership. The football in the Premiership is very fast compared to Italy and I feel that he will thrive in a league with a slower pace.
The move will help to freshen up his career which was in danger of stagnating. I really hope he does well at Milan and gets the games that he deserves.
I've always wanted Philippe to do well as he is a nice guy but I always had that nagging doubt at the back of my mind that a mistake was due at anytime. Perhaps a season of regular football at a top-class level will help his concentration and his career can push on.
I wonder whether he will return to Arsenal. My gut feeling says that his stay at the Rossoneri will become permanent in the future. I think he will enjoy it at Milan and will want to remain there.
Serie A will suit his game. A slower tempo brings the best out of Philippe and he can become one of the best defenders in Italy. I've always fancied his chances more in Italy than in England.
I'm disappointed he has gone but it is for the best really. As much as I want him to become the next Tony Adams it's not going to happen. He will do well at Milan and I wish him luck and thank him for the good times he had in the Arsenal shirt.
Good luck Big Phil!
Keep it Goonerish.............