Arsenal sign someone|Some good news|Bolton Preview.

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The winter transfer window slammed shut last night and calls for strengthening the team in January fell on deaf ears. Not one player was added to the first team, not even the striker we all hoped Arsene would sign.

This however excludes the capture of German sensation Thomas Eisfeld. The 19 year old attacking midfielder joins from Dortmund B side and will be looking to make the huge step up.

In case you didn’t know, Ryo Miyiachi has joined Bolton until the end of the season. It’s good to have him staying in the EPL as it helps him to qualify as being homegrown.

We will also get to see him week in week out, so this has positivity written all over it. Let’s hope he can do a Wilshere and return guns blazing.

Talking Bolton, we play them later today in the EPL. Ryo won’t feature so you can rest your heads. They don’t have Cahill anymore so their defence is not as good.

It has to be noted however that they are in their best form this season, having won 2 of their last 3 in the league.

We have Sagna, Djourou, Arteta, and Henry back for this one. But I still would start Coquelin at RB and ease Sagna into the next home game.

Preferred XI: Sz13; Coq, Mert, Kos, TV5; Song, Arteta, Rosicky; RVP, Theo, Arshavin.

Rosicky deserves to start this one, he’s been nothing short of outstanding recently, so Ramsey makes way. I’ll also start Arshavin because of his experience and quality. Yes! You read that right, moreover I’ll be more confident if it was Oxo-Chamb replacing Andrei than vice versa.

I’m predicting 2-0 to the good guys!

Some good news comes in the form of Gibbs training again. We have had to shift TV5 to LB in the main time and it has not been entirely successful.

As such it will be great to have a mobile (and natural) LB who can support the winger. TV5 can then move back into his position at the heart of our defence.

Even though we dropped a lot of points January, one can see the reasoning behind Arsene’s refusal to sign a defender. We have most of our players returning; Diaby returned to London yesterday, Andre Santos last week and both are recovering well. Also Wilshere’s set back is not as serious as feared.

The victory over Aston Villa last weekend was a big boost and will help players’ belief; add that to recent injury news and we have a lot of reasons to stay positive. It’s not over…yet!

Before I go, I’d like to get your opinion on a very interesting issue. I was caught up in a debate on twitter this morning and it centered around our aspirations this season and the next.

So in short, if you had to choose between Arsenal winning the FA Cup this season (and finish 5th or 6th) OR Arsenal qualifying for the Champions League (and stay trophyless), which would you choose, and why?

Share your thoughts with me in the comments!

Cheers!

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Posted on February 1, 2012, in Match Preview and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. wining the trophy is the priority then getn the third or 4th position comes at the end, coz if we win FA cup we can make it easy everything coz our luck comes after win smtn

  2. (Pls don’t laugh) How about winning the FA and champions league! That way we won’t bother about finishing 4th.

  3. I can’t imagine a season without champions league………Champs league my vote!

  4. I’d definitely go with going trophyless! Not finishing in the top four wld mean losing some of our players, which I doubt wld be any good. Abt wilshere, I heard the scan revealed another fracture so I think we shld be expecting him back towards the end of d season.

  5. Arsenal winning the FA cup and finishing 5th or 6th for sure. I’m sure most of all have forgotten how it feels for Arsenal to win something.

  6. Finishing fourth is a preferable option.But I think we have all it takes to finish fourth & also win the FA Cup

  7. Why not win the FA Cup & still come fourth? Or is that too much to ask?

  8. I wuld prefer us winning d FA.Cup dan goin to d champions league we can’t win wif such squad……Rosicky? Yes deserves Ramsey’s role nd I tink I agree wif yur line-up prediction also.all I want is d max point…*v a. Nice day

  9. Last season arsenal were beaten on the final of carling cup,this time they must pull up their socks and win the F A and C L;why cant they win all the remaining matches in premier if they are serious enough to be in C L next year?! To crown it all they must work hard for all the 3. If Spurs can win their matches why not Arsenal?

  10. 2 loss d champions league is like lossing everything, i prefer we qualify for champions league next season than winning the FA cup.and i believe we can still win more of our matches to come.

  11. FA cup most preferable.

  12. FA cup most preferable. Champions league qualification is still achieveable

  13. I can live with a mother year trofiless , but being out of champions league I fear it will take our team apart.
    Champions league for me.

  14. Eleshinla Rasheed

    Well,left to me what arsenal players need is d trophy so as to boost their morale and to increase their winning mentality although cl ticket is also important.

  15. stay trophyless? Nna, no! Win the FA Cup, won’t mind Europa League then going by the choice given here otherwise we can still win the Cup and finish 3rd or 4th.

    Go Gunners!!

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