Is Arteta an auto select when fit?

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So here we are. By hook or crook, what you believe, what you don’t believe… none of it matters now. What matters is nothing can change. Our squad is what it is. Out manager is who he is. So let’s talk what might happen…

Big game tomorrow is Manchester City. It’s the start of a monster run of about 10 really tough games. The importance can’t be under estimated. A spanking tomorrow could land us in an AVB spiral of negativity. No one needs that.

Good news is we have shiny new signing euphoria. Danny Welbeck is a big smile in the dressing room and the players will have the same relief as us that he’s joining the party and we don’t have to deal with Sanogo. The added zest here is that LVG has dropped some pretty harsh comments about his ability or lack of it. Comparing him to RVPs level is a bit embarrassing. I remember robin as a kid and he wasn’t much craic for a while.

Anyway, point is, it’s a lovely bit of motivation. A lot of people are comparing Welbeck to Sturridge. For me, bar being English and a bit underrated, I don’t really see it. I’d be more inclined to offer up Adebayor as the comparison. Two languid strikers who needed to tighten up technique and finishing to make it. We’ve lacked an Ade since he left. Welbeck has perfect physique which will benefit from Shad strength & conditioning. For me, he’ll only get better and I very much doubt we’ll lose on him.

LVGs comments very much embody why I think it’ll eventually end in tears there. He’s a bit of an ass.

So tomorrow, a front line of WELBZ flanked by Chambo and Sanchez would be pretty lethal. We’ve not had that sort of threat for years. Those lot will ask questions. They’re all interchangeable and they’ll all be direct and they’ll ask question of pacey full backs. Tactically, this game differs from last year even if Wenger doesn’t prepare anything.

Midfield is going to be tricky if Aaron isn’t on call. I’d love to see Aaron and Jack sitting deep with Ozil in the hole. If the Welshman is injured… I’d imagine it’ll be Arteta. In fact come to think about it, Arteta being the captain… does that mean auto inclusion? That’d be bad news for me. I also think Santi is flavour of the hole.-

The most important thing is going to be the defence. Outside an exceptional performance to keep out the most individually talented team in the league we need to keep them all fit. To get anything out of this stretch of games, we’re going to need fully firing senior defenders. Luck is out for us at the moment and I worry about Laurent niggles.

Anyway, a home tie against a tough side could be exactly what the doctor ordered. Something needs to kick is into gear. We need to see a reaction from the players. I’d personally like to see a plan. I’d also like to see the big names come out to play… the real Aaron please.

The stage will be set…

In other news, I heard spurs nearly landed WELBZ. Missing out on him then being told by london there’s no home for them is pretty hilarious. An away day at MK Dons while their stadium is developed. What a shambles! To be honest, I’m shocked they’re even building a ground. I wonder if they’ll face the same struggles as us… Or do monster revenues counter what we struggled with?

Plenty to think about, plenty to get excited about. Predictions in the comments…

Does Danny Welbeck have a better haircut than Aaron Ramsey?

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Yo fool, did you say Cesc?

Aaron Ramsey has twisted his ankle and could be a doubt for the City game.

Ball ache.

I think international games are so out order fresh off the back of a greulling World Cup. The football is dull, no one can be bothered with it… I mean, I’m speaking for myself here, but something ain’t right that our £120k a week superstar is now a doubt for one of the biggest games of our season.

He really is a major loss. His engine and penchant for the spectacular really will be a massive miss. Hopefully the twist isn’t that bad… but comments form Bale on the disgraceful Andorra pitch don’t bode well.

Interesting talking around the Arsenal fanbase with regards to Welbeck. I don’t think I’ve spoken to anyone who has a bad word to say. He makes sense despite not making sense, if you get what I mean. Geoff thinks he’ll be a major, major asset to us… reckons he has it all to be something special. High praise!

I’m looking forward to seeing him play. He’s a great jigsaw fit and I hope he’s played centrally from the off. I also like his hair cut. If I could grow a WELBZ wedge, I would. It’d certainly look better than my Marco ‘sex offender’ Reus look. Question is, does Aaron have the better hairstyle? Well, maybe not… but package it with the beard and you have a tough decision on your hands.

Seen as you’re asking, I also like Simeone’s haircut… nothing says irrational violence quite like that slick operation.



What really amuses me is the reaction to the question I posed about Ivan owning the deal. All the Arsenal friendly journo’s and bloggers are so keen to stress Wenger’s involvement off the back of it… but… all missing the big question.

Why has Wenger gone on a communication blackout?

What is he up to?

Moving house?

Blocked sim card?

Holiday to a desert island?

This conspiracy is going to drag on longer than the ‘Who shot JFK’ mystery… but fear not people, we’ll unmask the truth by hook or crook.

Possibly a bad hair cut?

By the time I reach the end of the article, news has reached me that Aaron isn’t that injured.


Have a good day, get your barnet chopped like WELBZ and ponder the Wenger blackout.

Poor signal?

Self imposed technology ban in the Wenger household?

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