Today is not about Samir Nasri, today is about Arsenal Football Club and those who want to be part of it, not those who want to seek pastures new for a bigger wage packet.
Today is about OUR club getting a cracking result in Italy, we have done it before when no-one expected us to and no doubt those same doubters expect us to fail again but like that night, we’ll get it right again later……
Having watch Pat Rice look more lost than John Locke last Tuesday night, finally we had a bit of good news yesterday and from an unusual source in Uefa.
The appeals body has granted a stay of execution to the appeal lodged earlier today by Arsenal and their manager Arsène Wenger. The appeals body will take a decision in due time, but not before Arsenal’s Champions League game against Udinese Calcio in Italy on Wednesday.
Following the play-off first-leg match between Arsenal and Udinese last week, the control and disciplinary body banned Wenger from carrying out his duties at Arsenal’s next two Uefa competition matches and fined the club €10,000 [£8,740]. Without today’s decision by the appeals body, the manager’s suspension would have taken effect for the play-off second leg at Udinese.
Well, blimey riley, finally we get a decision in our favour from that lot based in Switzerland….
Anyway, the team have their manager sitting in the dugout barking his orders and that has to be good news…
So, who’s it down to then tonight, who is going to be the player or players to take this game by the scuff of the neck and ensure we come away from Italy, safely in the draw for the group stages the following day?
Will Le Boss get it right from the off and will he make the right changes at the right time?
This is the travelling squad….
Robin van Persie
Is there enough there to get us the result we need?
Will they roll over and die?
Will it be one man who steps up and takes the plaudits at the end of the game?
Or will it be a group of players, youth and men combined, who will go out there tonight and give everything they have from their head to their toes, work as a team, defend as a team and win as a team and show themselves to be so proud to play for this club?
What will it be? ………
We’ll soon find out, that’s for sure and I know which of the above I hope for………