If you want to win titles then you have got to go to the end and the thing about this team at the moment is that we never give up.
Every game that we win the belief gets stronger and stronger.
Quite appropriate from Theo after our two goals very late on Wednesday and until the final whistle, the game is still going on so I guess as long as the goals come by the end of the game and the points go to Arsenal, we can be happy. I’d still rather we managed a few earlier on though just to settle my nerves…
And of course, if the squad of players show that ‘it’s not over until the end’ attitude until May, this season could be a good one…
We certainly need that attitude tomorrow when we face the neighbours in the FA Cup. They are on a good run since Tim Sherwood took over from AVB, he’ll have the players up for this Derby. Sherwood isn’t a born and bred Tottenham man but he had four years with them back in 1999-2003 so he’ll know what this game means to the fans.
Good news is that they are struggling with injuries just as we are.
Anyway, that’s for tomorrow…
In the meantime, Mikel Arteta is one of a number of Arsenal players who are rallying in support of our super sub Nikki B:
He is part of this team and he’s worked hard. His attitude has been spot on since I’ve been here and he knows that he has to wait for his time, Olivier [Giroud] has been doing really well.
The manager decided to play Lukas [Podolski] up front but when he [Bendtner] came on I think he looked really sharp and he looked dangerous.
We need people like him to help the team when he’s needed.
Per Mertesacker is another:
It was a vital goal from Nicklas. He did it against Hull as well when he stepped in for Olivier Giroud, and this time you saw how vital it is to have the depth in the squad.
It’s important to have a second proper striker who comes in and just does what he usually does.
Matheu Flamini, who was replaced by Tomas Rosicky, was full of praise too but his was for the team:
When you have opportunity after opportunity and you can’t find a goal it’s very frustrating.
These kind of games are not easy, but we played our football and found the goal so it’s positive.
We have to fight for every point, we have to fight for every goal so it’s not easy but once again the team demonstrated great character, fighting spirit and a tough togetherness that is very important.
So the spirit is there, we just need one or two additions over the next few days and as long as they have the same mindset, they’ll have a big part to play in our campaign and as Merts said:
Everyone is talking about other clubs but for us it’s not a problem, we play game after game and focus on ourselves, we’ll see at the end what happens.
Everyone is talking about Manchester City, Chelsea and even Manchester United despite the gap in points, but not many really give us much hope of winning the league.
Apart from us Gooners of course….
Just go and get us that top notch striker Arsene…..
Talking of which, linked to us today are:
Juventus 30 year old striker Mirko Vucinic – Daily Mirror.
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa – Daily Star & Daily Express.
Dimitar Berbatov – Yaya Sanogo on Facebook, although there is some doubt the account is genuine.
Corinthians striker Alexandre Pato – Malaga Gooner! ;)
Have a good day all……….