Why not go all Buzzfeed on a Monday?
5 Things I’d like to see against Ludogorets:
Gimme some rotation through the middle:
Xhaka is suspended for the next three games. All the bleating we did about the foul at the weekend was apparently a little bit off-key… if you foul someone with no intention of obtaining the ball, it’s a red. Xhaka knew that. So it’s a bit unfortunate we now lose him for the next 3 games in the league. Also sad we lose the tactical foul.
So, we need to get some game life into Coquelin’s legs, so he’ll be starting on Wednesday. I personally think this is a good time to leave Cazorla on the bench, so we have him fresh for the league. I’m not sure Wenger will do that, because we know he’s addicted to the little Spaniard.
I’m not sure if I’m alone here, but we spent £17m on Lucas Perez, and we haven’t seen him. Is he good enough, or has the manager dropped a Chamakh here? If he’s good enough, surely he should be playing at home against a team that aren’t exactly of elite levels? Might also be a good game to give Holding or Gabriel a run out in?
Kill the game:
Swansea were beyond pony at the weekend and we didn’t kill them off. Theo Walcott should have scored 4, the team should have been more clinical, we shouldn’t have let them back in. It’d be really good if went out of our way to destroy them early and give us the rest of the game to relax. Not sure how you tell a team to be more clinical, it’s not like it’s ever a thought to be anything else… but this team should be a banker, let’s put on a delightful early doors show and kill it hard.
Defend like kings:
We all love the Kostafi partnership, but it made mistakes at the weekend. Xhaka also dropped an uncharacteristic error. We haven’t been error prone this season, but Swansea was a sloppy day out. It was either ‘one of those games’, or a precursor to complacency we’ve been guilty of in years gone past. We need to take this team seriously on Wednesday. No errors, solid and brutal.
Give Chamberlain a run out:
A bit of whingeing from him in the press at the weekend about entertaining pastures new next season. Good. I don’t want players who are content being at the club if they’re not playing. He’s young, he has all the ingredients to be a very good player but he’s not shown the fitness or the aptitude yet. But look, he’s looked sharp at times this season… send him out on Wednesday to put the pressure on Theo… I mean, assuming that’s the position Wenger wants to put him in… because just like Jack, it’s apparent one of the issues Chambo has is Wenger has dithered about what’s best for him.
SHUT UP AND SUPPORT THE LADS:
Just kidding. I ran out of points.
Right, I’m pushing my way through to pitch day, then I can give you so much attention you feel smothered.
P.S. I do wish Theo would stop telling the press he thinks we have the ingredients to win the league this year… feels a bit like Senderos apologizing to the fans back in the day.
SEE YOU TOMORROW.