As all too often is the case, I can’t stress how important tomorrow’s match is for us. We all know what we said last year when this match arrived and what the outcome was, so I’ll just let that be. This is not a case of deja vu, it’s sadly the reality of the situation we are in. There are clubs who we really want to be ahead of in the table by the day’s end, and there are clubs who we have a real opportunity to make up ground against. Tomorrow’s match in my eyes is at the very least a MUST DRAW, but as Gooners, we always play for the win. We are not bus parkers, we are not ball hoofers, we are talented, exciting group of players who can show their intent once again tomorrow. For the sake of the team’s confidence, a win away from home at Old Trafford could give us that injection of life to kick start a solid run of wins. There is no more belief that can be forged into our players’ minds than to know we beat the traitor at his new home ground; you’ve got to believe some of the players i.e. Verminator want that more than anything tomorrow.
Okay, I will start off by apologizing for the blogging team being MIA for what might be one of the most exciting Arsenal games in recent memory (even if it was just the kiddie cup). I hope some of you were able to watch the game as it truly was a memorable one, but more on that in just a bit.
At a time when I think I could really do with a boost by the team performing well, they have let me down a bit. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not too concerned for the long term. I think if we continue to fail to score goals, then things will change in January, but I don’t foresee that happening.
Well.. That was abysmal.
Hello Fellow Gunners,
Sorry I’ve been MIA of late, have had a bad run of ‘form’ shall we say of late. My phone was stolen and I was on a mission to find the felon. Let me tell you, the combination of “Locate my iPhone,” an idiot of a thief, and a very determined Perry was not a good combination. In the end, I lost, seems all to similar to our beloved team. Along with that, both my work and play laptop died sudden deaths. Everything was backed up thankfully, but it’s a long, gruesome process of coming back to life on new machines. Anyhow, I’m back in action and will report on today’s difficult and critical match against the German outfit, Schalke.
We welcome Schalke 04 to the Emirates with the Gunners looking to maintain their 100% record in the Champions League so far. Going for us is that we are undefeated in 45 matches at home against non-English opposition, a pretty incredible record to say the least. However, the knock against us today will be our team’s fitness…
Our injury list continues to grow, as a knock to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Saturday’s defeat to Norwich means he joins Bacary Sagna, Theo Walcott, Laurent Koscielny and Abou Diaby on the sidelines. Along with these lads, Kieran Gibbs has a possibility to feature, but it is unlikely that he will be risked ahead of Andre Santos. There is also a possibility that Wilshere could feature in some form, but I’m guessing he might play his first real match this weekend instead.
Well that sucked. I said I was going to do the recap and since I am a man of my word I am sitting here Sunday morning at my computer trying to figure out what to say about yesterday’s game against Norwich. Sundays are incredibly valuable to me as they seem to be the only day of the week where I cannot be made to work. That being said; I usually reserve it for important activities like yardwork (damn you leaves!), going to the grocery, taking my dog to the park, laundry, and basically whatever else I am too busy to do during the work week. Because I plan on doing all of these things and more today, I am not going to be dedicating much time or effort into this recap and ratings. Arsenal didn’t show up yesterday to play, why should I show up today to write about it!?
So here we go. I’m not sure who will be here, but thought I’d best chuck it up here just in case. I’m pretty sure Felegy is doing the recap, so I look forward to reading about our emphatic win!
So the tortuous interlull is finished. Finally. It feels like I haven’t watched any football other than the Australian A-League in years, and I am desperate to see some players who can complete a simple pass under pressure, let alone without pressure. So I’ll try to get straight into it.
Who: Norwich City F.C. est. 1902 (L-L-L-D-D)
What: Premier League Away Match
When: 20th October, 05:30PM Local Time
Where: Carrow Road (27,033)
How: Fox Sports 1/ESPN
As more and more time begins to pass and Walcott is still yet to sign, transfer rumours keep picking up pace.
I thought I’d go through some of the proposed targets.
Sorry about the lack of activity of late, this Interlull seems to be lasting closer to a month than just under two weeks. Well, it comes to an end and back to the club football that we all love. I’m sure you have all been keeping tabs on the status of our players away on international duty. It looks like other than an injury to Theo, we will come back pretty much unscathed (PHEW!). Theo has a chest injury that could keep him on the sidelines (where he is becoming pretty accustomed to being) for the next few weeks. While not a huge loss considering his playing time lately, I’d still rather have him in the squad.