On Wednesday, Chelsea host Manchester United in the Champions League, a battle that no doubt Old Red Nose will be desperate to win so will he today have that fixture in mind when he selects his side to play?
United themselves travel to West Ham for a tricky fixture, Chelsea take on a Stoke side who can cause any side problems on their day, while we of course at home to Blackburn.
Will we today, finally see an Arsenal performance to make us believe we have a chance to lift the Premier League crown?
Will the two-week break from our poor showings of late have done the players the world of good and today see them start all over with a new-found positive attitude?
5.30pm UK time will answer that for us.
The good news for us is that Theo Walcott, Alex Song, Abou Diaby and Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner have all been passed fit for today’s game, the bad news is Ramsey is out. Oh, so is Denilson.
Wenger has also confirmed that Almunia will continue in goal.
It’s highly likely we’ll need to be at our very best today as we are up against twelve men, Phil Dowd having been named the official for today’s game and we all remember what happened earlier in the season don’t we. He went on a one man crusade to make sure we lost at 4-0 advantage away in Geordie land only to gain one point from a match that we were cruising in…….
He made many a mistake in that game, we need to make sure we don’t give him the slightest chance to repeat that again.
Theo Walcott, who I have already said makes his return to action today is sending out the right message – we can only hope that he and the rest of his team-mates put in a performance to make us believe in what he believes…
I think this year we’ve got that experience that any failures from the past won’t happen again.
We need to win the Premier League.There is a confidence in the camp – and I believe we will be champions, I really do believe it.
I’m very confident, you’ve got to be. If you’re not confident, then there’s something wrong completely.
As said, Chelsea and Manchester United have tricky away fixtures today and you never know, points could be dropped. If they are, we must and I stress MUST, finally take advantage and make sure we get all three at home today. We have been given enough chances and we won’t get many more.
Over to you Arsenal, only you can do this and we’ll support you all the way as long as you start showing some heart and desire and real passion for the club that pays you….
That’s it from me for today, have a good one…..