I don’t know about you guys and gals but I am seriously concerned ahead of our lunchtime fixture against last seasons Premier League Champions…
We have no midfield anchor man to stop Yaya Toure and his side brushing through our midfield like they aren’t even on the pitch. Mikel Arteta is back but he hardly settles my nerves and neither does Mathieu Flamini. But, if by some miracle, we can take control of the midfield battle, our attacking force is pretty darn special and since we beat City at Wembley, we have added a very good striker with oodles of pace….
Ramsey, Alexis, Welbeck, Cazorla, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Ozil – how good can they be together?
Over the last few seasons we have really struggled against the clubs who have always ended up finishing above us, well, apart from Liverpool until last season, and that really has to change if we are to make a proper challenge on this PL title. We are at home and we should be thinking of nothing other that winning this match today!
- Arsenal have won 52 of their 86 home league games against Manchester City (D20, L14).
- However, the Gunners have won just one of the last five home league meetings (D3, L1).
- City have only lost two of their last nine games against Arsenal in all competitions (W4, D3).
Arsene Wenger needs to stop the rotten draws and losses against the sides who think we are an easy target and a walkover. He needs to pick a team, pick the right team and get them playing the right way. Please, not one which plays sideways and backward passes, well not unless there is seconds to go and we are winning of course! The manager needs to have done his homework and send the team out to stop every strength City has and one which will exploit any little weakness on show…
If he can do that, and the players make it all fall into place, we can win this game just like we did at Wembley!
This game can be ours, IF we want it…….
It’s time to step up our game, play with a bit of attitude, passion and a lot more pace.
City are beatable, we all know that but we need to give them nothing. Keep it tight at the back, use the wings and when we go forward, do so with a purpose and cut out the 20 passes around the box. Shoot on sight too, test Hart from the off until the end, one or two might just go in!
We have pace in abundance now, we need to use it and take our chances!
Finally, look at this one fact:
Arsenal have not lost a home league game since the opening day of last season (W14, D5).
Keep that record going but it’s time to increase the wins!
COYRRG’s – 3 Big Points Please!
Hope it’s a great day folks….