How much do Arsenal want it?

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Very quick post today because I have things to do!

Big game against Liverpool this evening. Not often we have massive game on a Wednesday these days! Maybe that’s because this isn’t a massive game in the eyes of the Sky people? Or the BT People? Or the foreign TV channels!

Anyway, here are some things I’m looking forward to seeing this evening…

How is Klopp going to play?

He knows he doesn’t have the talent to beat us at our own game, as he said yesterday, he fears our possession football and the counter attack. So is he going to play deep and look to break? Is he going to bulk out his midfield and try and kick us out of the game? Is he going to take advantage of some shady performances from Bellerin of late? His plan will be interesting. He’s going to be revved up. I imagine the Liverpool players coming into the changing room with him half-naked lightly covered by a sheep skin he’s ripped from a freshly slaughtered carcass.

The madman…

How is Wenger going to play?

Does this sort of game require a nullification exercise, or is this a business as usual game for Arsene and his team of enthusiastic tacticians? We have Ozil and Flamini coming back into this mix. Is he going to go all out for pace, maybe resting Giroud? Is he going to let JC continue in the side after a few good games? It’ll be interesting to see if any special thought has gone into this evening. Wenger knows dropped points here could signal the start of a dismal run.

How is Ozil going to play?

This for me is a massive game. This is one of those games we need our star man to carry us. The atmosphere will be big, he’ll probably get a brutalising from Henderson and Lucas. How will he cope. Will he have the eye of the tiger? That’s the big question for me. Can he deal with a wet evening up north…? Post Christmas is where titles are won. It seems like we’re a long way from the end of the road, the excitement of festivities are over and legs start to feel the burn. I hope we have the best Ozil out there this evening!

Are we title contenders?

These are the games that matter. The games where champions in waiting step forward. Are the whole team up for the fight? Do they have the focus? Do they actually believe this is possible.

They should do, they are good enough. It’s all about how much they want it though.

Switch off and we’re back with the rest of them… win, and it’s about proving it all over again at the weekend.



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  1. #WAHT

    First things first … there is no team better at making others ook good than Arsenal. We always do it with teams that are struggling, make them look excellent.

    Secondly, these teams we do make look good always seem to play 100% better against us. Liverpool havent been stringing passes together for weeks. They’ve been shooting all over the shop. Tonight they look decent and well drilled.

    Next week they’ll play awfully again.

  2. zeus

    “It’s been all Liverpool so far. Arsenal haven’t spent a second in Liverpool’s final third.”

    This according to the Guardian commentary.

    Surely there is no way Liverpool can keep this up.

  3. izzo

    i don’t understand some of you who still doubt Campbell and say he isn’t Arsenal quality or a top team quality. Miserable lot. The guy is doing a Coquelin!!!!

  4. useroz

    Wot an assist from JC and great near shot shot by Ramsey

    1 – 1

    Walcott better wakes the fuck up. He can be rubbish upfront but don’t do an OX in/near our 18 yard box. Fucking WC…..

  5. Arsene's Nurse

    January 13, 2016 20:17:31

    Nurse –
    Ha ….. you won’t mind taking another one then. … now would be good.
    I can’t drink beer that fast. I though I do try!

  6. Dissenter

    Walcott is a f**king passenger in a game like this. He’s not useful in a physical combative game away from home.
    For all my criticism of Welbeck, this is the type of game he starts ahead of Walcott.

  7. DaleDaGooner

    Walcott can’t dribble out of the box, then just pass it out long or something…that goal was Walcott’s fault.

  8. Rambo Ramsey

    Tis in games like this where we badly miss Coquelin. likes of Bournemouth and Newcastle at game at home are manageable but tough away games? flamini. What the effeing hell?! why do these nobodies have games of their lives against us?

  9. champagne charlie

    All you coquelin fans that wax lyrical and say he doesn’t need to pass like ozil etc. Watch that goal back and see Flamini fail to make a 6 yard pass to hand them possession.


  10. Arsene's Nurse

    Noooooooo. What a strike. We just didn’t clear it. All the pundits were raving about the NUFC V Man U game, this may be better.

  11. gonsterous

    We are chasing shadows.. klopps confidence and passion seems to be taking over this game.. Docking celebration for that goal..

  12. Spanishdave

    We are making them look like champions. Wenger get a grip you tosser
    Shambolic how many times do we see this? Can’t shut the game out and regroup

  13. Cesc Appeal

    See how we do to half time, but need to send another CM on at half time if it stays like this, every single week, talking about our open, weak central midfield.

  14. DaleDaGooner

    Between Walcott and Ramsey, you have to tools who think they are extremely good, one of them should allowed the other to score before Girud’s goal….Ramsey needs to worry about passing and defending instead of trying to score all the goals

  15. Johnty79

    I will say one thing about arsenal…we seem to be the only club this happens to.

    1) teams on a bad run turn it round against us.
    2) we seem to be a team if a player needs a goal they will score against us.

    I laugh at those who thought we may win the league. I’d take Chelsea over us right now.

  16. Arsene's Nurse

    What is going on?!!! My stream goes down so I switch to another and all of a sudden we a level again! I haven’t seen either Arsenal goal yet. 🙁

  17. Loyika

    I can imagine how it would be sitting next to some of you guys in the stadium or being on the war front with some of you moaner!! COYGs!! Lets calm this thing down and smash these Pool toffs!!

  18. Berg

    Campbell is already our find of the season. to think if it wernt for injuries he would never have had chance at arseanal

  19. gonsterous


    The fun of live commentating is that it’s filled with passion and on the spot clouded judgement.. but it’s why we all love it so much

  20. Arsene's Nurse

    Looks like it. Maybe I should just switch off and go and learn how to do some knitting.

    We’d win 10-2 by the time I’d made a tea cosy.

  21. useroz

    Supporters couldn’t moan about Giroud’s miss of the year??

    Giroud would have scored had he gone in with his right foot.

    C’mon boys….L’pool isn’t great and we can take ’em apart.