Well here we are then, the last last chance to remain in a competition for a trophy is here.
Things were looking up it seemed.
Frank Ribery looks like missing out through injury, his natural replacement, Robben is also injured and of course, Jerome Boateng and Bastian Schweinsteiger are both suspended.
So things were already looking better than they were in London.
Swansea is a massive game this weekend and qualifying for the Champions League is massive.
Add that comment to the news about Jack Wilshere, Lukas Podolski and Sagna being ruled out and Diaby being a doubt and it’s already looking grim. Then though Wenger plans to leave Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla on the bench. Per Mertesacker won’t be involved at all and nor will Szczesny, he’s been
dropped rested. Fabianski returns and is likely to start.
Even when Fabianski has been playing regular football, he’s been full of errors, costly errors but this season, I don’t think he’s played one game for the first team, yet he’s being thrown in at the deep end against a German side who are full of quality.
Fabianski lacked confidence before this game, what the heck will this do to him?
It’s cruel on the player, really cruel in my opinion and it’s not fair on the rest of the team travelling to Germany.
The other option of course is starting with Mannone. He was on the bench for the fixture at The Emirates but is that option much better. I’d say not!
Our goalkeeping situation is a joke, no, it’s embarrassing!
That situation and the comments from the manager about this squad makes me raise an eyebrow:
I have great belief in the quality of my players, when I look individually at this team, they have a fantastic attitude. We are in the opposite situation to Bayern a little bit.
I am convinced that if this team can find a big game, with a big win, you will see a completely different animal.
This season we have fought to find that in the big games and we have another opportunity on Wednesday night and I hope the team takes this chance.I have a great respect for this team and its attitude and they have not been rewarded yet. It is important for the end to our season that we do it.