Mikel definitely said we’d beat City 4-0 this Wednesday and move into 6th place in the league.
We’re going to go there trying to beat them, put all the things we can on the pitch to make it difficult for them, to create the scenarios we want to do during the game. Let’s see if we turn up on the day at our best, we can perform and win the game.
Ok, ok, he didn’t say that, but he said we’d try.
This game is going to be a really tough one, no doubt about it. They’ll be wounded after losing away at United and they’ll be desperate to make amends for all the horrendous… ‘OGS IS ACTUALLY AMAZING’ nonsense that floats into the footballing ether every time he wins more than 3 games in a row.
Arsenal win, we move to within 2 points of United. How anyone can be moist over the Mancs considering the season we’ve had compared to them is quite beyond me. They have been terrible… literally 2 points better than Arsenal during our worst season since time began, and people are purring over OGS like he’s the second coming of Christ. Someone called 28% possession ‘swagger’ yesterday… are you fucking kidding me? That’s like calling Ade Akinbiyi a Rolls Royce of a striker. Jokers.
I have no idea what the brief to the players is going to be, but we’ll basically have a full squad of players to choose from. Cedric is back in contention, which is pleasing, but also worrying as I have no idea whether he’ll be a bargain or a disaster. Shkodran Baresi should also be back in the mixer after his rather fast recovering from an injury a few weeks ago. Tierney is also in contention.
Will we shut up shop like United and hope to hit them on the break?
Will we go guns blazing like peak-Wenger and take glorious arse-spanking?
Or will we do something different?
The one thing we have on our side is intel. Arteta knows what they are up to over there. However, I remember thinking this when Petr Cech joined us and let’s be honest, it didn’t make a fucking blind bit of difference.
I’m really into the elite line of questioning one journo had when he asked if Arsenal need to be at their best to win.
I think we have to be at our best, that’s for sure. You have any chance to win a game at the Etihad against those players, we have to be at our best.
I think we are in two different processes and levels, at the moment we have to try manage those individually and collectively. We have to be at our best.
Imagine if he said,
No boss, we can cruise this bitch at 65%
My kind of answer.
Final tidbit that was interesting was how the manager answered the question of Saka vs Tierney.
They (Saka and Tierney) have to compete, they have to challenge each other and improve. Whoever is best will be in the position, which is a really good thing for the team
No doubt there, they are competing for a position… Saka is a left-back.
Finally, congrats to Ramsey on his title win. He scored and landed an assist yesterday. 11o0 minutes though. Love the player, but woah, that’s a costly £400k a week.
Right, I’m off, see you tomorrow, it’s work from home for the next 6 months. What a joy.