I move the last of my stuff last night, which was Halloween. 4000 screaming kids descended on my building making it tough to move, then my very pleasant Colombian removal man pulled up with basically the smallest car in America so he strapped my stuff to the roof, then I had to deal with a parade down my road, so I waited roadside with a mattress while he found somewhere to park.
‘HEY DUDE, DID YOU DRESS UP LIKE A PIECE OF BREAD?’
‘YO DICKHEAD, WHAT ARE YOU, A BED BUG?’
It was like the intro to a ‘WELCOME TO AMERICA’ teen coming of age video.
Anyway, what’s that? A game? Jeez, get me to NLD already!
We play Ludogorets this evening in Bulgaria, a potentially tricky game, mostly because we’re Arsenal. They’re not a good team. They’ll play with a 4-4-2 that’s been pretty generous to us so far. The big hope is we go there and take them to pieces, because there’s always that worry that players will protect themselves against injury so they can be part of the Spurs game at the weekend.
It’s also November… we really don’t need a bad start to the BLACK MONTH OF HELL AND LOW POINTS.
Injury news, I think reads like both first team full-backs are missing as well as Santi and Theo Walcott.
Who did not travel is Monreal, Cazorla and Bellerin, Walcott – both are more or less injuries. Some of them being very close, like Walcott, Bellerin had a little incident in the last minute of training so they are not here. For us it’s a big game because as you said, if we win we can qualify. But if we lose, you can as well be in a difficult situation. So we know the importance of the game is massive.
My strategy for this game would be to blitz them hard in the first half, then go for a bunch of 60minute subs. You can plan for a game like that against a shit team. My nightmare would be an 89th minute hamstring strain for Sanchez. That little man is so important to Spurs. We need pace and high energy, Giroud really will change our game plan and I don’t need to be seeing him on the starting sheet this weekend.
So we have a lot resting on this, win and we qualify, lose and we make it tough over the next two games. I just really hope Wenger has a long term view (5 days) of tonight’s game. He usually panics under pressure and just goes with his best line-up. Thankfully, Poch is anti-rotation as well, but he has a very young squad.
Right, that’s your lot. See you at the finish line.
COME ON YOU GOONERS! x