Alright lads, Alex here with a shockingly late post. I’ve just arrived back from France on the eurostar. For some reason France doesn’t have 3G anywhere – or it does, it just doesn’t work. Meaning I couldn’t post anything earlier.
Anyway yada yada yada.
What’s the chat? Arteta’s back! In a few weeks anyway. While he is a solid player to have in midfield and is good to have against weaker teams, is he the kind of holding player who is can deal with players like Robben and Bale and get you to a Champions League final? No. Granted there aren’t many players like that in the world, but given how important the position is it would be nice if our first choice holding midfielder had some pace and power (like Coquelin but an upgrade). That’s nothing against Miki. He’s been a great signing and a good captain, but him signing a new contract hardly screams ambition.
In other news the Ox has twanged his hammy; “a classic hamstring” according to Arsene. Apparently that’s not quite as bad as “the vintage leg-snap” another Arsenal staple.
What does all this mean? Well that Theo might get a run out. I’ve been banging that drum for a while so guarantee he’ll get some minutes and have an absolute shocker.
Anyway that’s all we’ve got time for today. Sorry it’s a short one. If you see me at the game tomorrow feel free to tell me how disappointed you are.
Until next time UTA. You can follow me on twitter @aldo_doel