I fucking love it when there are only a few days between games, but I’m sure it’s different for the players, they must fucking hate it.
We all know what happened on the south coast in December, on Boxing day to be exact. We didn’t turn up and got punished…. it should have been one of our easier away games whilst S’ton were experiencing a bad patch. Since then however, they have hit a run of good form and are currently second place on the ‘in form’ league, having won four of their last six games. Their away form has been a bit dodgy though, losing four of their last six on the road.
We are well down the list of in form sides, currently sitting in tenth place, W2, D2, L2, not a good record for a team that is challenging for the title. Hopefully tonight will see us hit a run of good form…. if we are to keep the challenge going that is a must.
I’m hoping Özil will return for the game and maybe Ramsey, however, based on Aarons recent lack of form, I could imagine Wenger playing our shiny new Egyptian instead. He had a very good work rate against Burnley, his passing was 96% accurate, he pressed the opposition when we were under attack and he touched the ball more times than any other player. He played B2B, just as Ramsey does, so why not? Lets use his new enthusiasm to put some zest back into the midfield.
The team will be back to full strength tonight, Bellerin, Monreal, Cech and the BFG all returning after a rest, so should be no problem beating Southampton….. probably?
Leicester are at home to Liverpool, Man City away to Sunderland and the Spuds away to Norwich…. all potential banana skins for those three teams. We could go back to the top of the league (on goal diff) if we win.
So the January TW has closed and although El Ninny seems to have been an astute bit of business, I’m disappointed we didn’t get anyone else, especially a shiny new striker. Debuchy has gone to Bordeaux on loan….. nice wines, shame about the football team.
This does leave us a bit weak in the RB position, with just Chambers as cover, but the boy did well at the weekend and scored as well, so maybe not too bad.
So tonight, what do the Sore Arses think? Will we win and go on a good run of games to stamp our authority on the league? or are we just on the verge of capitulating and giving it all away?
Come on you fucking Gunners.
PS: The photo at the top of the headline post is Flamini still playing for us when aged 65, and still earning £100,000 a week.