I read an interesting article about Henri Lansbury yesterday and how his worst day in football was the 8-2 mauling at Old Trafford some years ago I’m told.
It was good to read, the passion of an Arsenal fan, the worst result of the century and what it meant to him, losing, it went on to say he had the micky taken out of him by Welbeck, Smalling and Jones and that was walking off the pitch, then it went on with text messages on the bus.
I would have Lansbury in our team over half of those we currently have, he has heart, skill and bags of stamina and he would rather go out on loan that warm the bench at Arsenal, Wenger take note, that’s what this team needs, some backbone and grit.
Although he plays for West Ham, he is going to the game tomorrow and hopes to watch it from Theo’s box, Theo’s box! Doesn’t that tell you something, years ago players gave a few friends and relatives a free ticket to the game, nowadays they get to sit in their luxury boxes, further evidence of the pampered life of an Arsenal player.
I wonder if they still get a win bonus? We need to start winning again, stop whinging about injuries, buy new players if the ones we have are broken and try and buy players that don’t keep getting crocked.
Pretty simple really, tomorrow we need to show the Mancs that we are a top team, we need to show the fans that too and beating those arrogant mancs would send a real message out to the rest, win the home games against the teams above us and we will qualify to play in the Champions League, fail to do that and we won’t, tomorrow will show us if that’s possible.
Injuries have been a factor with us for the last 7 years, if the manager can’t deal with that then perhaps it’s time to step down. That or change the training methods, as it’s either that or the inabiliity to buy the right players, you decide.
Have a great day and let’s hope the results all go our way and we have a chance to banish last weeks game to a bad memory.
And don’t forget, revenge is a dish best served cold!