A very much belated preview today as I have had a wonderful day. Was given a present to tour the Emirates and though I was sceptical as I have been there hundreds of times I was pleasantly surprised. It was certainly worth it and I now get to say mine and Robin Van Persie’s bottoms have both rested on the same seat. It was bliss! *Looking away with dreamy eyes*
Anyway on to the important stuff: Wolves vs Arsenal away from home. There are no easy games away from home in the premiership but this is certainly a fixture most around the world will be surprised if we don’t win in dominant fashion.
We had a bit of a banana skin at QPR just over a week ago so we must be wary about the upcoming fixture. There is no room for complacency and you would hope that all the players heed the advice of the man of the moment, Mikel Arteta:
We have some good examples this year when we have dropped points against teams near the bottom. We have to go there with the right mentality and the right approach and sense of pride. When you’re playing away from home there are no easy games in the Premier League.
Couldn’t have said it better myself, Mikel; good stuff.
Team news is starting to filter through and there have been a number of new additions to the casualty list after the Manchester City success. Firstly we have Koscienly ruled out for the next two games due to the yellow card he picked up in that game, the tenth of the season hence the two match ban. We also have Kieran Gibbs added to the list with fatigue of the groin… Interesting. It is a short term problem though which is the same for Gervinho.
The real debate then, who will start on the left as it is likely Djourou and Santos will fill into the defensive positions. I would guess at Benayoun as he played well and worked hard so would deserve to retain his position. It has been reported by Arsenal.com that Ramsey will give Rosicky a rest in the middle of a pitch which is a bit of a surprise given how important Rosicky has become for us these past few weeks and months.
The team reads:
Sagna Djourou Vermaelen Santos
Ramsey Walcott Benayoun
A strong team none the less and one which deserves our support!
Come on Arsenal!