Let’s put all these behind us quickly!
It’s the last day the year, and believe you me, it's been an emotion-filled year for me as a gooner.
Okay, we screwed up at Wigan; we had them for the taking and we bottled it. We had the lead at half time; we just lacked the initiative to take that giant and most important step to secure victory. But that’s all in the past now, we have Birmingham next and need I remind y’all that the Brum is never an easy place to go…not for Chelsea, United, or us.
It’s no use crying over spilt milk, all we need to do is get our acts together and give the kind of performance we gave against Chelski. Against Wigan a lot of things went wrong: we defended awfully as usual, we did not take the few chances we had, the senior players, Rosicky especially, failed to lead by example, our midfield three did not impose themselves on the game and the referee had a bad day at office.
We can still turn this around, Man United drew, Chelsea still have some work to do before they can start threatening again. We just need to beat B’Ham and Man City in our upcoming matches. A win against Man City will give us an advantage over them and put them behind us for good.
Since most of the performers against Chelsea were rested for the Wigan game, we should have them at full strength tomorrow. Cesc is also back from suspension but Diaby is out for 3 weeks with a groin injury.
So I expect Wenger to recall Djourou, Clichy, Cesc, RVP, Theo, Song, Nasri and Jackie to the starting lineup.
It’s a tough one to predict, our last two visits have ended in draws, with last minute equalizers from Birmingham in games we totally dominated. But I expect us to nick this one, a 2-0 victory to the Arsenal. And yes, we’ll keep a clean sheet tomorrow. Tough one, eh?
It’s on lads, let’s get in there and show our rivals that we can succeed where they have failed. Let’s show everyone that we still have a say in where the title goes come May! C’mon you smoking gunners!
Keep the faith peeps and from us at MG, a happy new year in advance.
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