Losing fragile Theo is devastating, he is one player that excites me, he runs at teams and they fear him, losing him takes away the fear factor, we have no other player like him and with the run we have coming up we will lose our secret weapon, but will we? After all we still have Eboue…
Anyway the good news is that Cesc is due back in time for the City game at home and that will be crucial, it means Wenger has to make a decision on who slots in alongside him from Song, Denilson or Diaby, my guess is it will be Denilson, but at least we are starting to get options.
For the EPL and FA cup games I would favour a line up that had Arshavin Cesc Denilson/Diaby Nasri, for the Champions league I expect he will swap Nasri with Arshavin and bring in Eboue, I would sooner leave Nasri out wide and play Vela left but he won’t do that.
Another option would be to put Ade up top alone and play Robin out wide like he does for Holland, I have to say I’m looking at any option that doesn’t include Eboue, not because I don’t rate Eboue, I do, but only as a right back.
Newcastle today and another must win game, if Villa and Liverpool draw, we have the chance to pull away from Villa and catch the scousers, we need to win these games as we’ll have to play Liverpool away at some point, the problem there is we play them after the semi final of the FA cup with Chelsea and that will be dodgy.
So today we need to get three points, no defensive line up, today we need to start like we finished against Hull, I expect the team to get some stick following Brown’s outburst but we need to attack their soft underbelly, I would play Diaby as we need some height and strength in there.
Nothing short of a win Arsenal, show those dirty northern bastards what your made of, go forth and multiply, go and win three points and humiliate them.
3 nil the Arsenal today, close the gap and increase it at the same time.
Have a great day Grovers and enjoy tonight because after we take care of them, they’ll be nothing until City, and that’s a long time to wait.