Which Arsenal will show up today?
Just a quick preview into today’s game!
Here we are, 7th on the table after a really woeful start to the campaign. The entire team should still be in high spirits after last week’s demolition of Chelsea at Stamford bridge and so its only fair we do some damage to West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates.
The team is bolstered with the return of TV5 who is a major plus in defense as the team is yet to master the art of defending. Man of the moment, RVP will be looking to add to his stunning goal record this year and one can fully expect him to get the job done, Gervinho seems to be forming a telepathic bond with RvP and one can only pray they keep the fire burning. Arteta is getting more comfortable, Alex Song stays improving game after game, and Ramsey is doing his best to fill in for the injured Wilshere.
All in all, the team is looking sharp but there is always room for improvement. Someone needs to take some pressure off RVP. A friend of mine said “Van-Persie would soon be going on his yearly sabbatical (sabbatical being his “normal” injury break), I wonder what will happen then”. . Our exotic number 9 is yet to see any Premiership action but he already has a Carling Cup and Champions league start under his belt.
We can only hope he picks up the blistering form he has in the South-Korean shirt. We welcome a West-Brom side currently 13th on the table who may be looking to at least snatch a draw from the fixture. One man to watch out for will be Nigerian striker Peter Odemwingie who is currently West Brom’s record highest goal scorer in a single season and also knows what is feels like to score at the Emirates. Let’s not forget that West Brom got a 3-2 win in this same fixture last season so we have to be on our toes.
The Arsenal team will wear a special one-off shirt with a poppy embroidered into the Club’s home kit for the fixture. In honour of the many servicemen and women who have given their lives for peace the special shirts will be used for fundraising purposes, with the proceeds raised being donated to The Royal British Legion.
After an amazing win at Stamford Bridge, we witnessed another Arsenal side, one that served us a boring draw against Marseille at the Emirates. I am sure I speak on behalf of all gooners when I say we want to see the Arsenal of Stamford Bridge today. The one that ripped Chelsea to shreds not the one that couldn’t get past Marseille.We can only wait to see which Arsenal turns up.
Prediction : 3-1
With only 11 points out of their last 10 games, we cannot afford to let West Brom get any point from this match as a morale boost. It is left to Le Boss to pick out the defensive pair but I expect the usual Kos, Mertesacker combination. Do you agree? Do let me know in the comments!
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Posted on November 5, 2011, in Match Preview and tagged Arteta, Gervinho, Jenkinson, Peter Odemwingie, Robin Van Persie, Royal British Legion, Song, Stamford Bridge, Walcott, West Brom. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.