Another must win game. I wonder how many times this has been said or mentioned on blogs and in the media in general. And yet, we’re still in the thick of it with United, BUT make no mistake, we lose this game or drop points coupled with a United victory and its ‘over’. Why? Add a chelski win to any points we may drop and you have us fighting to stay in the top 2 instead of the title.
Mathematically, anyone in the top four can still win the race, but to limit the chances of the 3rd & 4th placed teams, Arsenal & United need to keep winning, most especially Arsenal. Hopefully with some good luck on our side and bad luck on United’s, we can ‘smile to the bank’ come end of May.
Fresh off the dreaded international break, the only casualty seems to be RVP and according to reports, its not that serious. A lot of players were involved during the break with some being used like donkeys e.g Nasri, Wilshere, Bendtner while some got off lightly by playing one game instead of two. Aided by the return of influential captain Fabregas, wing wizard Walcott, Anchorman Song, we’ll be looking for nothing less than the 3 points required and what better way to do that than against Blackburn at the Emirates; but we all know its against teams like this ESPECIALLY at home we always mess it up.
To team news, as said earlier, Fabregas along with Walcott, Song have all returned from various knocks and the likes of Ramsey, Bendtner should be fit to tackle the opposition. Lehmann was a clown in his second audition so Almunia would probably retain his place and the back four too should be unchanged. Due to Wilshere’s involvement in two games in four days, I reckon a rest maybe on the cards for the youngster. As revealed by Arsenal.com, this would be our 50th game this season and even though now is no time to rest players, Wilshere is due rest. So fancy the team to look something like this.
Sagna Squillaci Kozzer Clichy
Song Fabregas Nasri
Walcott RVP Arshavin
So there we have it. Players are back, most of them fresh and relaxed and roaring to go. I feel Theo is going to be key in our title run in so it would be great if he doesn’t get injured again. 3 points and we’re still in it, dropping points coupled with Chelski picking up points, puts us in between a rock and a hard place. I don’t mind us conceding silly goals, (let’s accept it that with the CB pairing we will) so long we score in abundance in the same game.
From wherever you’re reading, do have a swell day. Faf would be here with the ratings come Saturday evening.
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