I've tried to do my coaching badges at Arsenal but they've not got back to me. I asked if I could do some of my badges there and I've had a few texts, but they've not got back to me with a firm offer to return. I'm disappointed.
I talked to the other coaches and they're fine, but I went out to Andries Jonker and he hasn't got back to me. Is it rude? I don't know. He's the head guy, the other coaches are fine but he's the head guy and I've got to go through him to make sure I don't tread on anyone toes but I haven't heard back.
I'm talking about going to Arsenal once or twice a week for a couple of hours just to learn a bit about a coaching role - that's all - but I've heard nothing.
It's a shame. Look at the way they failed to utilise people like Patrick Vieira in the past. I'm disappointed but you just have to get on with it. I would have loved to do my badges at Arsenal but it looks like I'll have to go to another club to do them. Maybe I should get myself down to Portsmouth and do them there.