Morning all and welcome to the weekend!
I have to be honest it did slip my mind to write a post today so this one will be a short one, but yesterday’s was pretty long so your getting good value for your words.
Today we face the mighty Aston Villa at Villa Park. I grew up in Worcester so had the privilege of going to a few Villa games when I was a lad. My abiding memories of Villa Park was that it was a dump. I remember seeing Coventry striker Mickey Quinn there and everyone calling him fat. I also remember buying a mars drink on the way back from the ground and thinking it was the best part of the day.
Nothing like match days at Arsenal, which usually involve a massive hangover and a greasy burger from the South American place on Hornsey Road. Then if the hangover is still really bad a £12 bovril from inside the stadium.
What’s the point of all this reminiscing? Well probably to take up space tbh, but look don’t give me grief. You’re still reading it anyway, right up to the end of this stupid sentence.
We covered formations yesterday, but consensus seems to be building that a move back to 4-2-3-1 makes sense and that either jack or Aaron will have to be sacrificed. Funnily enough we didn’t even touch on all the players who haven’t even had a look in yet – Ox, Rosicky, Campbell, Podolski, Gnabry not to mention the returning Theo. We really are spoilt for choice when it comes to small inverted wingers.
Not a bad problem to have, I just wish we had the same embarrassment of riches in defence and at DM.
There has been further reaction from Arsene about Özil – with some hilarious comment about us being unbeaten since April. Sweet Guvna everything is nailed on for fourth in that case.
Also interesting financial news that our wage bill is bigger than Chelsea’s. Is this that interesting? I don’t really care about our wage bill I just care about us being good at football tbh, which at the moment we’re not.
That said a 3% increase in tickets is an absolute piss take. It’s almost like people on the board at Arsenal ONLY CARE ABOUT MONEY. As an act of protest, at the next home game I propose everyone comes dressed as Richie Rich and throws Monopoly money around while singing ‘Mo Money, Mo problems’. Whose with me?!
Anyway that’s enough for today, short and sweet. Either Pedro or I will be back tomorrow with more of a breakdown on this and today’s game.
Until then Up The Arsenal x
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