Friday, September 24, 2010

Nothing less than three points and another win will do for this weekend

This Saturday we are back at fortress Emirtates to face West Bromwich Albion. Roberto di Matteo's team has been a surefire candidate for relegation since they came up and it sure didn'th elp their cause with the 0-6 opening day defeat to Chelsea. However, since then they have managed to surprise some cynics with good results notably last weekend 3-1 win against Birmingham and tossing Manchester City out of the League Cup on Wednesday.

Nonetheless this is a game which I expect nothing less than another win and three points from our boys. In fact, I am pretty sure we will get blast in another 4 goals to add to our already healthy season tally for goals scored. And with our defense finally looking good, a clean sheet is definitely not of the chart.

We lost three players to injury during the Carling Cup victory over Spurs: Gibbs, Eboue, and Rosicky and we have no players coming back from injury with the probable exception of Diaby. He faces a late fitness test tomorrow while Song will also be available as he returns from suspension.

So the team sort of picks itself from what we have available at the moment: Al, Bac, Squillaci, Kos, Clichy,Song,Denilson, Wilshere,Nasri, Arshavin and Chamakh. I reckon this would be the line-up Arsene would go with although I wouldn't mind seeing Lansbury retain his place in the team at the expense of Denilson.

Whatever the team Arsene plays, games like this are a must win if we are going to be challenging for title. As I said earlier, it was not defeats to Manchester United and Chelsea that cost us the title last year but rather the dropped points at Burnley, Birmingham, Wigan etc.. We cannot let it happen again.

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