Arsene knows and we’ll win 7 nil

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This headline is for all those people who were so offended by my negativity of team selection and for all those who felt being entertained was more important than being overcharged.  … All 4 of them!

This is for the rest of you.

We need the spirit of 71 today, like we’ve never needed it before, this game is there for the taking, those arrogant, cocky Mancs think they have it won already.

It’s also worth mentioning that Tevez and Van der Sar both say that this game will have a massive impact on the title race, which was what I was saying yesterday, which is why I didn’t want it to be a third priority game.

Okay, onto today and all things positive. Whoever plays will be up for it and deserves our support, which of course they will get, for those who are making the trip, well done people and may the force be with you!

It’s a one off and if we go at them from the off, we have as much of a chance as they do, if we chase down every ball and play like we’ve been playing, it’s there for the taking.

We’ll have a few fringe players out there trying to prove themselves so this is there chance, they won’t have a bigger stage.

I want this win so, so much, Arsenal go after them, win this game and start the massive trek to the treble.

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10 injured for greedy, greedy Arsenal.

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Bit of a whine today Grovers, which may seem strange from supporters who’s team are top of the English Premier league, but needed, needed because we are not sheep and we are allowed an opinion but the following takes the cake today, so read on.

So we have 10 injured players, what a coincidence, Rosicky is injured again after we were told he’s back just two days ago and Bacary Sagna has personal problems, whatever that means.

I think we have the most injury prone players in the Premier league, you can’t tackle from behind, you can’t have your studs up, you can’t shoulder barge and you can’t thump people anymore, they even play on billiard table pitches, so how on earth do they get injured all the time?

We need to start signing players that are a little tougher, simple, this is ridiculous.

We will, I have no doubt field a full and fit compliment (minus full time crock RVP) all nicely ready for the plump Champions league tie against Milan, funny that eh!

We have a better chance of winning the FA Cup than the Champions league, but for whatever reason the boss doesn’t see it like that.

It saddens me because I think the spectacle of the FA cup is unmatched, the whole of Saturday, the TV coverage is amazing, the fans at the ground, everything, conversely the Champions league is played out on a Wednesday evening on one channel and that’s it.

The double has more cachet for me than the league or the European cup but we look like we are putting a side in that has no chance, the Carling cup semis all over again, very disappointing Arsene.

Onto the scandalous rise in season ticket prices, Pedro wanted me to talk this one through, we fail to see how they can justify it, we’ve spent nothing, income from TV has gone up significantly, we have over £70 million available to buy players, match revenue has tripled, and they don’t even pay dividends to shareholders, so why oh why do they need to put the prices up?

And we have to pay it up front in 2 weeks time, I think it’s nothing more than greedy pigs in the trough Arsenal, a greedy and shabby way to pay back the ‘full house every game’ fans.

Shame on you, and all this on the same day that we find out you are offering a staggering £33 million to a 20 year old, tied in to another 8 year contract that means absolutely nothing if the player wants out, as Thierry Henry so adeptly demonstrated. No reflection on you Cesc, we all love you but £33 million, what do the rest of the team think about that?

Some seriously good comments yesterday Grovers, committed to the cause and in your own way very romantic with late night activity blogs coming in from Bud, Odub and Mike, I hope your evenings ended well.

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We love you Freddie cos you’ve got red hair!

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I remember singing my heart out at the Millennium stadium when we tonked the ‘real’ Chelsea 2-0, by real Chelsea, I mean before they became the chavs and had footballs equivalent of liposuction and plastic surgery, in other words before they cheated by taking the crooked ones Roubles.

That was the day that Tim Lovejoy famously said ‘it’s only Ray Parlour’ seconds before he buried it the top corner, yeeeeeeaaaaah!!!

We stayed behind long after the final whistle and sang and sang and sang – we love you Freddie cos you’ve got red hair, it was the modern day equivalent of 1 nil to the Arsenal as the song you couldn’t get out of your head.

It’s also the only song that I can think of that has the word ‘love’ in it and I did promise a romantic feel to this Valentines day, I also mentioned ‘Twat’ Tim Lovejoy, but that’s all your getting on the romantic theme.

Freddie is now of course with West Ham so good luck Freddie and thanks for the memories, memories for you too my Swedish friend, as you had hair in those days.

This brings me onto another Arsenal old boy, Diarra, apparently Real Madrid are sniffing around with a big bag of cash, if Harry sells him and we don’t have a sell on clause in there, we should never again do business with Pompey.

I said it here that we should have loaned him out or put him in the stiffs, we only have ourselves to blame for that one.

The missus sent me a card saying I would sooner watch match of the day than have an evening of total sexual pleasure, well Mrs Geoff, you’re wrong …on the other hand if Arsenal were playing…

Apparently we’re being linked to Brazilian wonder kid Dentinho, I would like to think we could attract the best young talent, but I would also like us to get a talent that’s already good, like a Messi or such like, hopefully this kid is ready.

Denilson will be good one day but he’s not ready yet and we have a lot of those in our squad already.

We’re also being linked to Egyptian keeper El Hadari, but you know what, I’m happy with Almunia, I haven’t seen better than him anywhere this season, in fact I’d go as far to say I ‘love’ Almunia, there that’s now three times I’ve mentioned the ‘L’ word, and three times is enough.

Giggs is slagging us off in the press so I really hope we put a strong team out and give them some, and because we’re allowed to take a lot of fans up to Scotland, it won’t seem so much like an away game, and that could really help us.

Good day yesterday Grovers, suicide Sid apart, some interesting views out there.

Have a happy Valentines day today and don’t forget to get home to your loved ones nice and early and NO drinking, try and be considerate on this most special of days, buy her something nice, practical even, like a fluffy scarf, a red and white one.