THE BIG ONE IS HERE.
We’re taking on a team whose owner is facing charges of being a dodgy bastard because he likes to strong-arm a result apparently, allegedly… please don’t bomb my bakery.
Anyway, it’s all about the mega result tonight.
I saw that one of the other publications stole our regular headline of ‘glorious failure.’
You have to say, it’s geared up for that. We’ve done well to beat Bayern. To be in the mix is heroic. For us to go out to a last minute four way deflected Frank Lampard special would be gloriously perfect.
‘Dang guys, if it weren’t for that deflection, we’d have most certainly won the damn thing.’
‘Gee whizz Damian, next year though, I feel the manager will crack it’
That’s how it goes.
We’re more than capable of going out there and getting a result.
The form guide looks good for us. Olympiacos have won 9 of their last ten. The main loss was a big spanking by Bayern. They’d only conceded 2 goals in 7 prior to that, but in their last 2 games, they’ve conceded 4 even though they won both games, one of them against Panathinaikos (in which they conceded 3).
So look, form wise, they’re doing well… but come on, it’s Greece and we know the owner has more than just a good team on his side.
Arsenal need to go out there and teach them a lesson. Show that good prevails over evil and that if you’re a shite team in the Champions League you’ll get found out.
My main worry is that we don’t have the right players available… and that the players we do have available are very rusty. Theo Walcott isn’t ready, Aaron Ramsey isn’t in form and Callum Chambers is going into his first game as a DM.
It’s either going to be the perfect blend, or it’ll look like the time I tried to introduce milk to a bloody mary.
… the big fear for most Gooners is this… if we don’t win, we’ll not be able to have bragging rights over United fans.
‘YO DICK HEAD, we have two more games than you in the Champions League. HA’
… was kind of the vibe I was going for.
I’m not hugely fussed about what happens this evening. My main concern is that we don’t break any more players. Our season is hanging by a thread squad wise. If we lose any more bodies, it’s going to be a horrible slog into January. We’re in a prime position to win the league. I don’t want it fucked because of a Champions League trophy we have next to zero chance of getting near.
… but we know Wenger puts the most emphasis on a trophy he’s proven time and time again he’s incapable of winning. Even with brilliant team, of which, you have to say, this certainly isn’t.
Much like Westminster, the club have slinked the Santi news out under the radar of a Champions League game. He’ll be out for a long time.
“We know now. It has happened already. It’s not the season. It is at least three months, maybe four.”
I don’t know the details here, but coming back from surgery at 31… in the Premier League? Doesn’t look good.
In other news, you can read about Debuchy crying that he’s not in the side. I think someone should remind him, ‘that’s because you’ve been terrible’, and that he’s paid all that money to be of use to us, and no one cares about his Euro 2016 dream.
Ok. I have slides to make. See you in paradise. x