A chance to salvage some respect…part two.

Today’s game at Old Trafford could potentially see ManUre clinch the title against us. How awful would that be?

 

So, fingers crossed that the players have their game faces on and really give it a go today as we need a totally committed performance against ManUre with all hands on deck. If we play like we did in the opening 7min of our Champions League second leg and against Chelsea before they went a goal ahead, then I think we have a real chance to give them a run for their money. The only problem is that there is no telling which Arsenal will turn up today.

 

In defence, I hope to see us line up with Sagna, Toure, Djourou and Gibbs. Unfortunately, Fabianski will continue in goal in place of the injured Almunia. That cunt-bag Diouff has a lot to answer for.

 

Midfield will be a more interesting selection as the boss must decide whether or not to go with a 4-4-2 or a 4-5-1 formation. I would hope that he opts for the former and try to take the game to ManUre as there is no point going there to try and crowd the midfield with big lazy bastards like Diaby. Better to go with four in the middle and select Walcott, Fabregas, Song and Nasri.

 

That leaves the boss with a choice over Bendtner, Arshavin, Van Persie and Adebayor for the two spots up front. I personally hope that Adebayor doesn’t play as he has had way too many lazy performances this year and we should keep him out of harms way so that he doesn’t get an injury ahead of a potential summer tug-of-war between Man Shitty and Chavski. So, given Van Persie and his chocolate groin which has the potential to melt at any moment, I would like to see how Bendtner would play up front with Arshavin floating around just behind him. I think that Bendtner would cause the ManUre defence more problems in the air that Adebayor, not least because he is actually arsed to jump/challenge for a ball.

 

In other news, Rosicky has finally returned to full training again and let’s hope that he has no reactions and can build himself up physically and mentally in order to be ready for next season.

 

The club moved quickly to deny the suggestion that Pat Rice was set for retirement this summer. not sure if I am all that happy about that as maybe a new number two is exactly what Arsene needs, but it’s unlikely to happen now.

 

The boss left the door, possibly a barn one, ajar for Adebayor to depart the club in the summer. Fingers crossed on that one.

 

Cesc has said that he hopes that we can stop ManUre celebrating yet another title just yet, and I truly hope that we do. So, hopefully our Catalan captain will rally the troops in the changing room before kick-off.

 

Martin Samuel has a good interview with Andrey Arshavin and it makes for an interesting read and it’s nice to read something which comes across as a player being totally open and honest for a change. i particularly like his views on women drivers. Hehe.

 

That’s more than enough for today. Let’s hope we are party poopers at Old Trafford today.

 

Come on you REEEEEDS!!!

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10 Responses to A chance to salvage some respect…part two.

  1. thenorthbank says:

    True. Song did well at the back today.

  2. kevreano says:

    At least we went down fighting this time and didn’t fucking bend over like we did at the Emirates

  3. thenorthbank says:

    Diaby is as poor as expected. Van P isn’t at all suited to being the lone striker. Bring on Nic for Diaby and stick him up front.

  4. kevreano says:

    yes decent so far but its all the usual pass pass pass nothing… Then they get the ball and run at us and we are in all sorts of bother. If we can get to the 60 min mark without conceding then maybe, just maybe, we could be in with a chance…

  5. Del says:

    I am still not convinced by Van P.Every attack breaks down when it gets to him.Diaby is just not up to scratch.The team is playing well so far and Song is doing a more than adequate job at centre half.

  6. thenorthbank says:

    Let’s hope Diaby gives us the massive performance that he clearly owes us. Hope he plays in the advanced role that Cesc has occupied of late…

  7. kevreano says:

    fabianski obviously learned more from lehmann than almunia…..how long before his first mad charge out of the goals today??

  8. thenorthbank says:

    Adebayor has a “groin problem”…..*cough, cough*, yeah right….

  9. thenorthbank says:

    Diaby starting is a disaster if he doesn’t get the finger out. Let’s hope he gets the finger out…

    Van Persie doesn’t suit the lone striker role, so let’s hope Arshavin drifts inside to link up with him.

    Fabianski will have to keep his head today.

  10. kevreano says:

    so Arsene needs a new No.2? he he

    Well Diaby is playing and Flapianski is in goals. Van P on his own up front? Don’t think it suits him or the team. It’s hard to see us getting anything today, but hopefully our wee Commie will have another one of those days where every shot he takes goes in….hope he has a good few shots then 😉

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