Djourou and Yossi are out for today’s fixture with thigh strains but Rosicky, Sagna and Ramsey back in…
I don’t think too many fans will be disappointed with the Djourou news but Yossi, well it’s a shame having opened his scoring tally midweek.
It’s hard to believe that since Bolton beat us back in April this year they have lost nine games out of the ten they have played and we have won just two of the nine we have played.
It’s time to roll up the sleeves, pull up the socks and start playing football the way that most of us fans believe we are capable of playing. It’s time for the players to start being a bit more focused, a bit more switched on and a whole lot more determined in the way they play.
Theo ‘I love to talk’ Walcott has finally come out with something that makes total sense:
Us players, we need to look at ourselves and start doing it on the pitch, to be honest. A lot of people say about the defensive sort of issue but it’s not just the back four, you need to look at defending as a whole team.
Hoorah, Ding bloody Dong, roll out the carpets and get the bunting out, finally someone speaks a bit of sense. Quit the stupid sloppy mistakes like we saw last weekend and starting defending as a team.
Half hearted attempts at making clearance headers and tackles, a fumble of the ball into the back of the net – it’s school boy errors that cost us and it’s time get that out of our game before it’s too late.
Again today we face a side which has a player who was linked to us all summer but this one we actually made an offer for – so all eyes will be on him and you do need me to tell you who that is.
We are the best club in the Premier League right now, for conceding goals that is but today we seriously need a clean sheet. That could again be tough, Bolton have a little fiery one up front in the name of Kevin Davies and of course they have N’Gog who signed from Liverpool in the summer. Both will fancy their chances against us. Kakuta will also be confident after a man of the match display against a strong Aston Villa side in midweek – a match they won 2-0 away from home.
We also had a good win midweek, albeit the side we field today will be very different one to one that beat Shrewsbury.
One thing going our way today though is that we have won the last five home fixtures against Bolton, let’s go make that six.
Robin needs two goals for the 100, Gervinho needs to be less selfish and more ruthless and Theo has met up with Arsene again – he is desperate to play through middle and in turn become far more involved in matches.
I believe I can give so much more to the team playing up front, with the runs I can make off the ball, and I just love hitting the back of the net as well.
At times I feel a bit, if not wasted, then in and out of games on the right. I just want it more and more, having scored a few last season – I’m not a winger and I think plenty of people know that. I’ve done OK out there but I’d love to play down the middle.
Go on Arsene, make that day today, let Robin and Theo be our strike force, see where it takes us……
It’s worth a try isn’t it?
Have a good day all….