Good Tuesday to you all! I had a day off yesterday, I think it was for the Grammy’s or something.
A tough few weeks coming up. We have a tidy game against Hull at the weekend, then we hit FA Cup quarter final time. The great thing about playing Hull at home before Barca is hopefully, we can rotate quite heavily and give our players all the help they need.
I think we should be looking at bringing in Iwobi, he’s more than capable of putting in a shift, as Chambo is now on form I’d say Campbell probably needs to start, we could bring in Chambers who might have to play against Barca if Koscielny has the worst dead leg of time. We can also puts some fitness into WELBZ-LATE legs. Hell, maybe even give Gnabry a run out.
If you have a squad, you should use it. If we’re going to have any chance of beating Barca, we should make sure we give ourselves the best chance. There will be those that say the FA Cup is our best chance of glory. Well, that’s true, but our second string should be able to deal with the greatest Championship team of the moment.
Barcelona is an interesting game. All we can really hope for is a bad day at the office from them. They are one of the greatest teams of all time with the greatest player of all time running the show. We should be able to give them a good game, I fear we won’t be able to. This could be a mega spanking. Only hope I have is that we have Coquelin back in the game. If he pins the midfield with, like, 12 other players, we might have a chance.
I think the total write off that’s going on is pretty fine to be fair… we had that before Madrid back in the day and we tanked them 1-0 away from home. I appreciate we’ve not replicated that sort of progress in years and that Wenger really does struggle in Europe, but whatever, if you go into this not thinking we can win, well, you’re a bore.
Yeah, a massive bore face.
Nick Hornby, clearly not an AKB, reckons Arsenal will not win the league. He’s pretty positive about that here. He says that he doesn’t trust the team. That’s the thing right, I don’t either? I also don’t trust the manager. I mean, we’re in it, but I’m so battered by disappointments gone by that I can’t get truly excited about winning the league at the moment. Every big win like the one yesterday can be followed up with a big pile of, ‘oh my fucking lord what is this?’… so I’m keeping sceptical because we’ve had the flowers and the ‘this will never happen again darling’ before.
Arsenal are continuing the ramp up of Nigerian talent. Samuel Chukwueze has flown in to join his pal Kalelechi Nwakali. When asked why he wanted to play for us, he said…
“Arsenal as you well know are a very good club and it will be good for my career since I will be able to learn many new things.
“I like Arsenal because they are a club who give young players the opportunity to showcase their talents and I believe I would be given the chance to play too.”
When the reporter gave him the, ‘you’re supposed to say that Arsene is like a father to you’ look, he didn’t respond. Rumours say the deal now may be up in the air.
It’s exciting to have some African talent back in the squad. Exciting until it buggers off every two years for the ACN and comes back with PTSD or malaria (Kolo was infected twice!). But hey, if they’re great players, whatever. Arsenal already have a mad following in Nigeria and it’s good for the profile of the club. Hopefully they have mad Nwankwo Kanu like skills.
Finally, big shout out to the ladies team who beat Bayern 3-1 in their preseason game. Hopefully that’s good news for the season ahead!
Have a great day, see you on the blog tomorrow! x