Has he joined the team in training? The Sun seemed to indicate he was training at London Colney while the rest of the first team is in Austria. And does he still get on with the other players in the team? What does that say about the other players? I think a desire to play for a mercenary organization like Chelski indicates a serious character flaw. Cole has become a ridiculous celebrity wannabe. It's disgusting. In choosing to leave Arsenal he is doing a big thing badly and I hope he regrets it. With Carlos seemingly set to stay in Madird it seems like our choice is to pimp him to the scum or bury him on the bench if he won't play for us. Personally, I think we should tell him to shut-up and keep him in the side -- I'd rather pay his salary, even if he doesn't play, than sell him to Chelski. On the other hand in footballing terms, I'm not too worried about loosing him; we didn't really miss him last year, I think much of his stature comes from playing in our team, with our style of play, and with Henry and Pires opening up space for him operate. I don't think he will be nearly as good in Chelski's defensive, conservative, boring style. Plus we have all kinds of left-backs ready and waiting. Clichy, Flamini, and even Traore who has looked stunningly good in the preseason.