While talking about our little match tomorrow night, Arsene Wenger has hinted that Sol Campbell may start alongside Thomas Vemaelen in defence if he is fit able to get through ninety minutes, I say ninety minutes as I can’t see this game going into extra time, not the way we score in the dying sconds.
Sol playing could be good for us, his experience could be the key factor in keeping the defence focused and on their toes, especially Almunia who I hope has another great display in goal.
Just think though if we repeat our ‘late show’ tomorrow night, 0-0 with one minute to go in added time and Nikki pops up with a header – game set and match to us!
Right now I would happily take that, I bet most of us would.
Song tweaked his groin against Wolves on Saturday, but Wenger has said he should be ok for tomorrow. Arsene, I hope he’s more than ‘ok’, if he isn’t fully fit, he can’t start, we need 100% fit players to face Barca, look at what happened to Gallas, we cannot afford something like that to happen to Song.
Song has been one of our best players this season and to lose him for the next three or four weeks would be catastrophic!
Old favourite Petit has spoken about us, he says that Nasri will fill the hole left by Cesc and with ease, he is one of few who thinks we could go through – good man Manu!
“Arsenal have nothing to lose,” Petit told BBC Sport ahead of Tuesday’s game. “If I was Arsene Wenger I’d tell them that they’re on the verge of history.
“Barca are champions and favourites and have everything to lose.”
That’s just it, we should play without fear tomorrow, we know we can score against them, we showed that. Barca have their own problems at the back, and that was before Puyol’s red card and further injuries. Barca also have a few injury problems in midfield and up front so hopefully their goal threat will be dented somewhat.
Hopefully KTR7 will give us more information tomorrow morning about how Barca could line up and where their threat will come from. Other than Messi of course 😉
We can do this, we can go to Spain and get one of the best results an English team as ever achieved and I just reckon we might…
Have a good day all, tomorrow will be stressful 🙂