Oh good morning you beautiful people.
Sorry I didn’t post yesterday, had a fly in visit from a pal and I didn’t really feel like there was much worth talking about.
Today though, we need to get into the spirit of FA Cup. Our second tie of the week against a testing Watford side.
Good news, we have ALL the centre backs to choose from. If that’s the case, grab me a cup of Calum Chambers and Gabriel please. Well, give me that if we’re planning on going all out against Barca next week. We don’t want to destroy our best centre backs before Everton next week!
Wenger is wary of the Watford front two pairing…
“You have Watford who are doing extremely well. They are very prepared and very efficient. They have two strikers who are very efficient with Ighalo and Deeney and we worked very hard to control the game (last time we played them).
He also dismissed reports we’d be in for Deeney. Some world-class trolling from the Daily Star on that one.
This game is pretty important. The FA Cup and the glory of winning it three times in a row feels like the sort of season saving finale Wenger needs to get away with his failings this season. It’d also be a nice tonic for finishing third in the league for us.
I don’t hold out any hope for Barcelona this week. I’d probably rest the whole team and shoot for an Everton win. Even if by some miracle we did beat Barca at their place, we’d still not win the competition. Does Wenger have it in him to admit that’s the case? Unlikely… but, he did say he still believes we can win the league.
“I haven’t given up on the Premier League at all and I’ve said that many times, nor the Champions League,”
“We have to take care of the next minute and the next minute is an FA Cup game. Is it the best chance to win a trophy? It’s still far away. We must win the next game and prove that we can show consistency again.
“I feel we can have a run but we know how quickly it can change – we lost two games and suddenly looked like we would be in the Championship next year so it is game by game and all we know is we can not afford any more slips ups like we did against Swansea (a 2-1 home defeat).”
I love his little barb at the end. It says…
‘Guys, we only lost out on winning the league this season. No biggie you f*cking cry babies’
Wenger is right though. We are still in with a shout. My challenge with believing is that I know other teams will lose. Spurs are fucked as are Leicester. They will drop points. It’s just you know that we too will drop points. It doesn’t feel like the last 9 games are going to be a suite of wins.
But, miracles happen. We’re scoring goals again. Our top four is in jeopardy.
It COULD happen.
Let’s see how it pans out.
Anyway, before I go. Pep Guardiola hasn’t started his job yet, but he’s already planning for next season. He’s dropping a bid for Gundogan, a ball playing DM that we’ve been tracking forever and he’s going to try and land young striking superstar Leroy Sane. He already has a vision for City.
Arsene, what’s your plan this summer? Are we already losing out on players? WHY WON’T YOU SPEND THE CASH!
Right… me done.
OVER AND OUT x