Interesting that we still have the title in our own hands this season, shock horror we can win this, maybe our boys are planning on peaking at the right time or have we a midfield so bare we are going to struggle? Here is my take.
We can do nothing about what we have left, Djourou won’t be fit for 4 weeks so Wenger will go for a Squillaci – Kozzer duo or will he try out Miquel and Kozzer, for me we know how much Squillaci offers so i would be tempted to persevere with Miquel and see if he has what it takes, we can do no worse at the back, I like this kid, at least he looks like he has what it takes and he is keen.
The midfield is the real challenge though, Jack is a nailed on, Ramsey for me is too, will Cesc return and if he does will it be his swan song? Talking of Song, does anybody know if he’ll be back? He seems to get a lot of injuries these days, Diaby? Forget him, he’s way too inconsistent and always has a strain of some sort, don’t even consider him, he’s let us down more than any player and doesn’t deserve any more chances. Nasri? Is he a forward, a winger or a midfield player. Me? I would put him in the midfield with Jack and Aaron, in the middle, Barca have proved size isn’t everything as has Jack Wilshere, if Cesc and Song return to their best then there are 5 that we can mix it up with.
Up front we have Robin and then the choice of Chamakh, Bendtner, Arshavin and maybe Rosicky, I would recall some of our kids or promote what we have in the reserves, so I would go for Robin, Chamakh and Arshavin, maybe JET can step up, so we should get him back.
We are pretty threadbare and what we have doesn’t excite me, it wasn’t that long ago when we had the likes of Freddie, Reyes, Pires, Dennis and Thierry to fetch on, oh how I miss those days.
Still we have just over a month to win this, I really think we can, but I also believe we have to stop kidding ourselves with players like Eboue, Bedntner, Diaby, Denilson and Almunia, it’s time to go with our best team and if they get injured then they get injured, playing teams with players that are simply not good enough must stop as we’ll win nothing if we don’t.
I’m fed up with reading how we must get behind the team, we always get behind the team, it’s the team that don’t seem interested, not us.
Maybe we should pack out the lower North bank with terracing next year, it would increase our crowd, encourage singing and may make an atmosphere again. Gazidas doesn’t even have to work for that one, the government has asked us, imagine 80,000 of us every week, imagine all those real fans (or so they tell us!) singing and getting in for 4s6d to watch Arsene’s heroes, now that would be interesting.
Blimey if we increased our crowd by 20,000 (oh and the stadium was built to accommodate those extra fans) then maybe, just maybe , we could afford to buy what we need. We sure as hell don’t need 18 players out on loan that’s a fact, and if we do loan them out, then isn’t now the time to bring them back? To help us over the line, because if they aren’t good enough now, they never will be.
Back a petition that matter and sign up to push the Government to back safe standing.
I still believe we can win the league, the others are all playing each other and will drop points, in the old days Arsenal would have won a bunch of titles if the league was played in the second half of the season, we are traditionally strong finishers, come on Arsenal, now’s the time!
Have a great day grovers, only a week and a half to go!
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