Mad LOLz with that headline. Aaron has passed his medical according to Wayne Veysey, which is banging news.
Danny Welbeck has been in all the company shots looking athletic and fancy.
It’s feeling good. Real good.
I’ve no idea what to expect from today. I think post international break games are a little like derbies… there’s no real way of telling what could happen. Players go to all sorts of weird places and play on all sorts of terrible surfaces, so you really don’t know what you’re going to get. I think it was Spain who always used to play some dodgy game in Ecuador and Cesc would always come back broken. So who knows what state players will be in…
City have a good squad to pick from. I mean, as Geoff alluded to yesterday as we shot the breeze in Cov G, even when half their squad it missing they still have 40% more depth than we do. They have Jovetic missing and the impressive Fernando. That doesn’t really feel like a City suffering for me. Aguerro and Dzeko as a duo is always going to be a nightmare to deal with.
We have a full squad to pick from pretty much. Even Abou Diaby is walking at the moment which is so unexciting I don’t even understand the point in Arsenal.com reporting on it.
The big question is this… will Wenger start WELBZ centrally. He said he makes sense through the middle in his pregame presser and he made the point that lots of 23 years olds come to us and make great careers. His goal record needs to improve, but let’s be fair, Thierry had a pretty average record before he landed. And WELBZ has a similar frame to Thierry, which is 60% of the job done.
Surely, just surely, there’s no way he’d roll with Yaya Sanogo?
There’s no chance of that, right? Come… be honest with me… it couldn’t happen, right? I mean, that’d be mental.
I can’t think about it. Let’s just go with this side and be done with it.
Sanchez WELBZ Chambo
Gibbs Mert Kos Debuchy
I reckon, the chances are, this might be the side.
Ozil WELBZ Chambo
Gibbs Mert Kos Debuchy
One side is about pace and energy, the other is about playing it safe and using experience. I personally think an Ozil start on the left is going to play right into the hands of Manchester City. Ozil won’t chase back, he’s not capable, he won’t be interested in doing that. I also think Arteta through the middle is another problem because against midfields packed with explosive power, he struggles. He has the will the chase back, just not the pace to keep up.
‘DOESN’T MATTER GET OUT AND SUPPORT THE LADS’
Indeed I will. Today is massive for us. 1245 kicks offs are usually a touch flat and we made a habbit of getting spanked at the time last year. A combination of nerves and not enough opening hours to get suitably ‘dutch couraged’ enough to make a noise is also a problem.
Pretty sure I head Pelligrini say that Sanchez had played in France.
Back on the game. It’d be great if we scored a nice early goal, it’d be great if we played with a style and purpose, it’d be great if there were some sort of recognition tactics to counter the mess that occurred last time. It’d be great to land a hard fought win against top opposition early on in the season.
Feel like Jack has missed a big chunk of Arsenal’s history with this comment…
‘In today’s market £16m is nothing really. With the quality Danny’s got, we have a bargain.’
‘There are not many players that leave one top club for another in England, especially English players. It’s unheard of really.’
Errrr, Jack, Cashley Cole…
But the sentiment is there. Quite amazing we landed WELBZ for the same fee we landed Chambers, Chamberlain and Theo Walcott all that time ago (with inflation). Think they might live to regret that… my City supporting fans are pretty certain he’ll score today. I have the same vibe.
ALL ABOUT THE WELBZ.
P.S. Not sure how I feel about all the ex-Ennnnngggggguuuuurrrrllllaaaannnddddd players coming out to talk about Arsenal players. Feels very unArsenal. Not sure how much I like being media darlings? It’s a bit weird… are we going to start getting more decisions?