Saturday, January 22, 2011

probable line up and match prediction

well, not much to say for this match except we have to work hard to get the result right. twice we had been broken to pieces by these lads. it’s time for our players to step up to the challenge and show to doubters out there that we can snatch the Premier League title out of manure’s hands.

we have no major injuries since the match against Leeds except few minor knocks, so we will have our full team again for Wigan. expect nothing but uphill battle Gooners. so here is my team line up:

                           Szczesney (GK)

Sagna        Djourou      Koscielny       Clichy

                      Song           Wilshere

Walcott                 Cesc                Nasri


there is this doubt over Nasri’s fitness though. @thegoonblog has pointed out that Nasri still has to take pain killers in order to whisk his ankle pain away. it has yet to be resolved.

the one in the above is everyone’s favourite line up but Wenger loves to surprise many, including myself, and opt for a different one. with Nasri injury mystery, he may go for Arshavin and chooses Nasri as 2nd half sub. Rosicky could be involved as well. again, it all depends on each player’s fitness. not playing Nasri could mean upsetting some fans but if it’s for the better, i can’t see why we try Arshavin on the left.

i want to talk a little bit about the Russian player. he has been recently become Arsenal target man and been constantly in the wrong side of the fans. he’s a fantastic player, no doubt about it. however, his physical stature does not allow him to do much. PL is known for its pace and physical game in which Arshavin was not accustomed to. he came from a Russian club in  a Russian football league and that says it all. not everyone can adjust well with the physical condition of PL, but i beg for patience for this little guy. he has the technicality that, sometime, goes beyond Cesc and other Arsenal players. don’t talk about selling him after his first year in Arsenal. let’s wait a little longer then see what happens next winter. if he does not perform still, then we can consider options for him. but until then, be supportive to our Russian playmaker. if you noticed, he has been trying really hard to get involved in matches and even ran back to help defence. it’s an improvement isn’t it?.

and as for match prediction, i would go for 2-0 for Arsenal and if anything goes mental, 3-1 is the score line. i seldom gets it right, so let’s just hope i get this one correctly.

that’s actually it. till then Gooners…

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