Bumped into a Gooner on the way to work this morning. Chatted about what’s going on at Arsenal at the moment. Cautioned excitement was the theme. I think that’s pretty much how everyone is feeling at the moment.
Optimism… optimism that has a swing in the direction of realism rather than hopefulness. It’s a good situation.
That’s how I feel about the Spurs game this weekend. Cautiously optimistic about turning them over. It’ll be a tough game, for sure, but if we set up well, go with a plan and play with the confidence we’ve showcased over the last few weeks… well, it could be a fabulous day drenched in smug North London Derby Day glory!
Sounds like Sanchez and Chambo are out of contention. Some suspect that might not be the truth. Wenger mentioned Alexis is keen to play. I don’t know either way, but not having Sanchez is a blow. However, at least we have blistering pace to replace him in Theo. It’s just whether or not he can match the work rate… he certainly can’t match his qualities, but Theo is more than a match for Spurs.
I think #WELBZ is back in the contention. That’ll be great. Some direct pace in the side. I have a feeling he’ll score tomorrow. Seems like the sort of player who would make a good North London Derby hero.
Jack Wilshere totally hit back at the #Haters with a video of him doing some, you know, work… the video is here. I produced something similar when my boss caught me eating a bacon sandwich in the server room… with three hookers.
I like Jack, he wears his heart on his sleeve, but here’s an idea… just keep your head down, be the best you can be… then behave as badly as you want when you’ve retired and leave the inspirational quotes to the teenage girls, because the character that you’re being portrayed to be is being fuelled by one person and one person only. You. No one else is consistently caught smoking or boozing like you are. So spare us the ‘poor me I’m so misunderstood’ act… it’s boring.
Big game tomorrow. Get your game face on. Walk over to a Spurs fans desk. Lean over it. Look that fan in the eye. Poke over his cup of water, then walk away. Not saying a thing.
You’re gaming that fan. They won’t bother you again.