As news slinked in the back door that Theresa May had her Snoopers Charter passed, the realities of the dark surveillance laws came into the mainstream… and you know what, I bloody like it.
Serge Aurier kicked back at the border for being a bad man. Good work Theresa, good work.
In slightly less promising news, Wenger had given up on Santi Cazorla’s inflamed Achilles… he’s out for at least two weeks, which means a month, which means early February. Terrible mismanagement of a players fitness that we called here early on in the season. He’s a great player, but far too integral to our starting 11 considering he’s 32 next month. I don’t know who could replace him, but god damn it, those scouts best have a decent solution.
I mean, to be honest, our midfield could limit the loss of Santi by sparking up the passing ability, bringing in Xhaka as a DM and seeing whether Aaron Ramsey can function in a central role he’s always pined after.
My guess is we’ll see a beastly double pivot against PSG. The goal is not to lose, which seems to have been the objective of the Spurs and the United game. I’m sensing a Coquelin and Elneney move here. It’ll be interesting to see if we can snuff out their attacking threat under the pressure of potentially losing our top spot… something we’ve consistently done over the last 6 years.
Mixed stories about Rambo, some say he has a toe injury… Wenger says we’ll have everyone from the weekend back. Good news that Debuchy and Lucas are training. Happy days.
It’ll be interesting to see what Wenger does up front. Will he play Sanchez again, after the horrible week he’s had… or do you think he’ll opt for Giroud to hold the ball up and bully PSG’s back 4? It’s going to be an interesting game, that’s for sure. Smash PSG at home and qualify, or play it safe, grab a draw and make sure we don’t do an Arsenal in the last game.
Anyway, it’ll be exciting regardless.