So Eduardo himself is puzzled as to his injury (which he doesn’t have) and says he is pencilled in for next Monday’s game against Szombatelya in Austria, well that is indeed good news, perhaps we all lost something in Arsene’s message regarding Nasri this week, and with the news that Nasri doesn’t have a break and he could be back in 6 weeks, in theory that would mean he’ll be back in contention for the Man City game.
On reflection I think we have enough in midfield, the thing is they can’t all play can they? So maybe Nasri out will mean that Diaby or Ramsey will get a run out next to Cesc with Rosicky and Theo out on the flanks, or Arshavin and Rosicky or even Nasri and Wilshere, now there’s a mouthwatering prospect eh!
I still believe that we need a strong ball winner in the middle with Cesc, my preferred choice would be to buy a Cana, a Diarra or bring Flamini back, I think we all know he won’t bring the Flamster or Hleb back on loan so let’s start looking at the starting options we do have.
Let’s say we go with our first choice team, assuming we have the entire squad to pick from, minus of course Nasri.
At the back we would have Sagna, Gallas, Vermaelen and Clichy with an alternative of Eboue, Kolo, Djourou and Gibbs, we then have Senderos, Song, Silvestre, Ayling and Hoyte as back up, I won’t complain at the options save I would be a lot happier with a big nasty brute in there as well and from that we could pick, Hangeland, Zapata or any number of available big men.
In the middle our starting four would be Theo, Cesc, Ramsey and Rosicky or Rosicky, Cesc, Diaby and Arshavin then we would have Vela, Barazite, Wilshere and Denilson as back up.
Up front we have Robin, Eduardo and Bendtner to choose from and if all those guys stay fit then we actually have quite a strong squad.
I have put Eboue as a defender as well as Song as I think it’s a waste of time either of those two competing in the middle with the above, Denilson and Song may end up doing a Flamster and exploding onto the scene this year but I would have to pick Diaby and Ramsey as the ones most likely, so I have.
Whatever we do, I would spend the whole season rotating them and rotating on the hour mark or when we need a change, not waiting to between the 67th and 74th minute, that’s when all the opposition expect it, because that’s when he usually does it.
So that’s it then, with arch enemy Cashley Arsehole saying he hopes Man City pip us this season, we have a target, to finish above the Chavs, and now Ade has lost his crown as Arsenal’s most hated, we can get back to supporting this team we love so much and booing Cole once again.
The speculation has ended, I doubt we’ll be getting new players in, as Arshavin says, we need to stop acting like we are kids now, because actually, we aren’t.
Time for the team to step up, time for us Grovers to get behind the team and time for Arsenal to start winning, I’m glad we have a tough start because it means that at some point toward the end it will get easier, let’s hope we can surprise the rest and win early and win ugly if we have to.
Someone came on the other day and said ‘What will you say if this team starts winning’ well that’s simple really, I would say great, why? Because I’m an Arsenal fan you dipstick, like you all are Grovers, the time for talking is at an end, the season begins now, come on the Arsenal!