Last night’s result against Wolves could prove to be massive come the end of the season. It has helped to halt the slide and has made our November look a little less bleak.
In the past few days we have seen the best and worst of Fabianski. He made the error that cost us the game against Newcastle on Sunday, yet it was his saves that helped to ensure that we took all three points last night. It’s clear that the Pole is capable of making very good saves, but he is always liable to drop a massive clanger that will result in a goal that could cause the team to drop points. He will need to make important saves, and no errors, between now and the end of the season in order for me to believe that he may be a decent keeper after all. I do hope that he will prove me wrong and that my fears about him are unfounded.
I can’t really comment too much on the game itself as I was sound asleep when it was on, due to the game kicking off at 04:45. However, @arseblog and @Gingers4Limpar gave some great coverage of the game on Twitter and I was able to get blow by blow Tweets on the action when I woke up. So, for a detailed report on the game, check out Arseblog or some of the blogs listed in my blog roll in the sidebar on the right side of this page.
There are some, as yet unconfirmed, reports circulating that Vermaelen may be out for the season. That is very bad news, if true. I think that if he is ruled out for the season, due to having surgery on his achilles, then I would be pretty sure that Wenger will make a move for either Bolton’s Cahill or Blackburn’s Jones in January. Either one of those would be a good addition to the squad. There were rumours going around in the summer that Arsenal have been keeping close tabs on Cahill, so I would be thinking that it’ll be him that we sign in January should Wenger deem it necessary. I think that we would probably need to part with somewhere in the region of 15m to get Cahill, but I think that it would be money well spent.
Apologies for the brevity of today’s post. My work schedule today has left time at a premium. Will try to get a more comprehensive weekend preview post up tomorrow. Will also have some betting odds for the game against Everton, too.
Take it easy.