Bloomin television demands have hit us again and four league fixtures have now been changed.
Everton v Arsenal, originally scheduled for April 5th has been moved to the following day with a 1.30 kick-off. Mind you, if we are still going strong in the Champions League, that could change again.
Arsenal v West Ham United. Again this fixture has been moved from the Saturday to Sunday April 13th at midday. Funny enough, this too could be changed again should we beat Everton in the FA Cup fixture next weekend.
Hull City v Arsenal. This has just been moved back a few hours to a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday 19th April.
The last change is our home match against Newcastle in April which is now Sky Sports Monday night football match.. The new date is April 28th.
All four are now being show live on Sky Sports…
A new date for our fixture against Swansea City, which is postponed because of our FA Cup match against Everton, is yet to be confirmed.
The fixture changes are good for me and probably many others who aren’t fortunate enough to be sat in the stands as we can watch them on television but just how they affect our season remains to be seen.
Next up for us though is the away fixture at Stoke on Saturday and Arsene Wenger has given an update on who is fit:
We have uncertainties about Monreal who had to come off last week with a foot injury, and about Gibbs. Vermaelen is back in the squad, Ozil is back in the squad. Both are available.
If needed Thomas can play there, it’s not his preferred position and he has been out for a long time now but we’ll see. I still have 48 hours to make a decision.
Well I don’t know about anyone else but I really don’t want to see Thomas Vermaelen at left back against Stoke, in fact I never want to see him in that position ever again. He’s had a torrid time a left back and Mathieu Flamini has history in that position which is far superior to our captains.
The simple solution is Flamini at left back and Vermaelen in midfield! Go on Arsene, think outside the box…..
The Daily Mail report that Santi Cazorla is set to join Tomas Rosicky, Per Mertesacker and Arsene Wenger by extending their Arsenal careers but there’s still no positive news on Bacary Sagna.
Funny how some players will take what they are offered whilst others just seem to want more…..
That’s it for another day, have a good one….