Good news to start the day, Francis Coquelin is going to be back in the game in three weeks time. Spectacular turnaround. I think the injury curse generally only happens with the British players. I mean, if Danny Welbeck was out for three weeks, you’d suggest Wenger go out and buy a new Striker in January. Not that it matters, we have plenty of options in the centre of the park.
I mean, if you’re honest, we’ll need injuries to keep players happy this season. Wenger isn’t exactly master of rotation at the best of times, what the hell he’s going to do when he has Aaron Ramsey back in the fold is beyond my blog pay grade.
BUT HEY GIVE ME THE JOY OF CHOICE OVER DENILSON AND ROSICKY WITH ONE LEG.
Champions League against Basel. Home of the Lord Xhaka and the Egyptian God, Elneney. It’s also the current residence of Xhaka’s Brothers, Squire Xhaka, or something?
Talking of Elneney, when asked what he learnt from his days in Switzerland, he said…
“I was there for three years and also learned how to be more punctual both on and off the pitch, and not to fear any opponent we face. I liked the club and enjoyed my time there.”
Say what Mohamed? Punctual on the pitch? Like, out of the dressing room on time? Weird comment.
Anyway, Wenger thinks we’re up against tough competition tomorrow, which we likely are. Doesn’t mean we should accept a loss. We’ve hit a nice streak of form. The team looked committed and smart. We have fit players. We have way more experience in the competition than them. It’s a big game, we win, it sets the tone for the group and allows us to put pressure on PSG. We really do need to top the group this year. We can’t drop out at the last 16 again this February. We need to make at least a quarter-final dent this season.
Basel has been in great form, they’ve won 9 in a row domestically. So should be a good game. I’d imagine Wenger will bring Giroud back in from the dark to stretch out his legs, but with Sanchez in such good form, who knows? We’ll no doubt see David Ospina between the sticks, the guy gives me heart palpitations, but I guess in the Champions League where they’re not quite so hot on the crosses, he should be fine. Plus, not like Petr Cech has been pulling up trees.
Right, I really don’t have much today, so have a great day and I’ll see you in the comments.