Happy Easter Sunday, a day to celebrate for many reasons. .
Here in the Uk, we mark the occasion by wasting many pounds on chocolate eggs which if melted down would barely equal a couple of squares of a slab of Cadbury dairy Milk.
Value for money? Not in a million years……
Do we still buy them, oh yes we do….
Can’t imagine why that makes me think about a few players who Arsene Wenger has signed…. ;)
The odds are clearly stacked in our favour today but to be honest that means very little. After all, who would have thought that Chelsea would have been beaten at home yesterday by bottom of the league Sunderland.. A 77 match home winning record gone up in smoke, or should I say gone up in Sunderland…
Jose was livid after the game and mad his feelings clear about how the FA are the ones who have decided where this seasons Premier League trophy will end up and who can argue with his view. But this is just one season out of many where Mike Riley and his merry men have had a huge influence on the league winners.
And we have had too many things go against us over the years which suggest that Arsenal and Arsene Wenger are clearly not one of Riley’s favourites. Stinks doesn’t it!
Enough. Back to today…
Three points today will take us very close to securing that 4th spot and although I know that in itself is no great feat, it’s huge for us when it comes to the summer and signing players…
Regardless of all of that, we are Gooners and we all want our boys to win and today is no exception to that rule!
- These sides have only met on 17 occasions in all competitions, Arsenal have won 11 of them (L3, D3).
- The Gunners have also won four of the five Premier League meetings, including both of Hull’s home games.
- Nicklas Bendtner’s first Arsenal goal since March 2011 helped them beat Hull 2-0 in the reverse fixture on 4 December.
A dress rehearsal for the FA Cup Final today and a game we must win.
Nacho Monreal is back fit and Mesut Ozil should join him, whether or not both will play is another matter as surely Arsene Wenger will stick with the players who did well against West Ham in the second half.
If w can emulate that kind of work ethic and finishing quality, we should come away with three points and a psychological advantage for the trip to Wembley in May.
I know it’s not the title we are fighting for, but I hope we can finish this season off by playing some good football, and getting maximum points.
And who knows, there might even be a trophy at the end of it…..
Finally, Arsene Wenger is staying beyond the summer according to the Mirror. He’s told the board/Kroenke a while ago that he’d extend his new contract and he intends to stand by that decision saying:
I never go back on it.
COYRRG’s, three points and keep Everton behind us….