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Arsenal vs Liverpool : Match Preview

Greetings Gooners Far & Wide,

Its only right to pay respect to Daniel David Fiszman (9 January 1945 – 12 April 2011). May His Soul Rest in Peace.

Its another cracker tomorrow in the EPL as we welcome Kenny Dalglish’s Liverpool to the Emirates. This fixture is one to look forward to as both teams have had their own fair share of ups and downs this season but from where we’re standing, we’re rooting for an Arsenal win.

The team is bolstered by the return of Song for some much needed muscle in mid-field. Djourou and Szczesny also make their return in defense and goal respectively, with rumours of Vermaelen making a bench appearance. So its safe to assume that this is “The return of the first Team”. Kudos to the team that played Blackpool last weekend, Cesc , Wilshere and most surprisingly Diaby who did a fairly good job in the midfield but would need to step up their game against a very determined Liverpool side.

Playing Liverpool earlier this season was not an easy task as we were just able to scrap a point after an own goal by Pepe Reina in the 90th minute of a match that ended 1-1. At this stage of the season its in the Teams best interest not to drop any points so as to keep title dreams alive. With Andy Carrol bagging his first two goals for Liverpool on Monday he will definitely be one to look out for as he has already scored against Arsenal at the Emirates earlier this season and we don’t want him becoming the first player to score against us twice with two different teams at home. January Super signing Luis Suarez would also be another player to look out for, remember how he single handedly bamboozled the entire Manchester United defense? We wouldn’t want a repeat of that, Portuguese man Raul Meireles is also having an amazing season in Liverpool’s colors having scored some crucial goals for them this season.

In general this team is not one to be taken lightly. But if you’re talking of form, one man certainly at the top of that table is Robin Van Persie, who I fancy to grab another goal this weekend.

Possible Formation: Szczesny, Sagna, Koscielny, Djourou, Clichy, Song, Fabregas, Wilshere, Nasri, Van Persie, Walcott.

With 7 games left, let’s hope on the day of that seventh match we would see on our respective TV screen’s “Arsenal’s Recent Form : ” W W W W W W” & with some sort of miracle The EPL will be ours.

From wherever you are, Keep the Arsenal dream alive and let’s do this for Danny Fiszman if not for any other reason.

Faf Says So

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Daniel Fiszman Is ‘Alive’, Wenger meets Kroenke & Key Trio Return

Do not be alarmed by the first part of the title, Daniel David Fiszman((9 January 1945 – 12 April 2011) who in my opinion is The Original Mr Arsenal passed away a few days ago after a long battle with illness, our condolences to his family & loved ones. As a 21 year old blogger & Arsenal fan, my knowledge of Danny is rather poor & limited to appreciate all he did for Arsenal in his time, so I’ll just say this, Danny to us Arsenal fans ‘lives on’ and will continue to be amongst us. The Emirates stadium one of his many legacies should serve as a reminder for all of us about how passionate this man was about his club and how he strived hard to take the club to where it is right now, albeit not single handedly. Gone but never will be forgotten. Danny Lives On.

So Arsene Wenger met with prospective owner Kroenke yesterday at the ceremony to honour the late Danny, wonder what the two must have discussed. Oh I know a few things Wenger might have said, 1) keep Fabregas from leaving this summer 2) don’t meddle in team affairs or I’ll go Tasmanian on you and leave 3) Same as number two. And Kroenke would agree with all and tell him one thing “I’ll provide you with the necessary funds and support, but I expect results and eventually trophies and no excuses whatsoever”. There you have it, the best 3 minute convo one could wish for.

We don’t play till sunday and our opponents are the resurgent Kop boys and am just glad we’re playing them at home, after the way they handled City on monday we might be careful the way we decide to approach them, but am not worried, with a full squad we should dispose of them easily and stop Carrol from becoming the first player to score against us twice in one season with two different teams. That would be a pretty cool feat for the youngster though.

Talking about full team and fitness, we’re boosted by the return of Chezzer, Song & Djourou and trust me am very excited to have them back for the run in and the three are most likely to go straight into the line up but sadly enough Sagna is struggling with a knock and could miss the tie so too is Rosicky but I don’t care if he’s out till 2035. Oh yeah not to miss out on the action and news, Tomas Vermaelen has a possibility of playing again this season, as reported by the official Arsenal website so don’t rule him out just yet, he’s going to be our saviour this season. Oh wait, ah nevermind.

Well, its a lovely day out there, so from wherever you’re reading do have a lovely day, if for no other reason the fact that its friday.
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