I don’t condone violence in the game we all love, however if we get into the last second of extra time tonight with the score at 1-0 and one of our fringe players can hoof him into row z, I’d be quite happy! As long as he takes the ball first of course! ;)
I absolutely despise the player, the way he turned his back on the club and manager who bought him into the limelight of the English football beggars belief. Wenger though is trying to calm the home supporters…..
You want to respect the players who have played for us, that is what we expect. But it is always more important to support our team on Tuesday night, than to be negative towards the players of Manchester City.
What is important is we are united to win the game.
Ok, let’s not waste our time booing him or anything similar as that will only make him feel good, let’s just beat him and his new side and give him a bit of food for thought!
Beating Citeh tonight though is a huge task but its Carling Cup night and anything is possible, despite us being huge underdogs.
Two players of ours who are more than likely to start tonight are Yossi Benayoun and Alex Oxlaide-Chamberlain and Arsene Wenger has been talking about them:
Overall, Alex has the quality and I can only show that I believe in that in buying him.
Secondly I can show that by playing him – but also by working with him on the training pitch. Alex is developing very well. He is very positive and he works very hard.
He has been absolutely fantastic but we have so much choice in midfield and we play with three strikers.
The chances for the midfielders are not so big and that’s why he has not played as much as he deserves.
The attitude of all the players that came in has been great – everybody helps focus the team to win and he does that as well.”
So, Wenger has bigged them both up ahead of tonight’s game so I strongly suspect they will start, who else will join them?
That’s anyone’s guess and I am not even going to bother trying but whoever plays should realise that tonight is all about pride, it’s about grafting from start to finish, it’s about not worrying about how much money the opposition has or about whom we face.
It’s about the Red and White which is The Arsenal, it’s about working hard with the right tactics and with the passion to win.
In fact, I’ll be bold enough to say that’s tonight is not necessarily about the result, it’s about the performance.
Whoever plays tonight, just be proud, be strong and play with heart, passion and desire and you never know, that may just see us beat the biggest money bags in football…..
Sometimes it is not always about the destination, it’s about the journey……
Let’s make this journey a great one…..
Snippet from The Daily Express – According to a source in Cologne, we were again watching Lukas Podolski on Friday:
We are aware Arsenal are watching Podolski and they were at Friday’s game.
Some reports even go on to suggest we are already in talks over a deal.
The same paper suggests that we are also in for Jan Vertonghen after Ajax confirmed they have a replacement lined up for a January move.
Those two would be a good opening for the up and coming transfer window…
Have a good day all….