Mancs to win and lose in the same day….

April 24, 2010

That’s my prediction today, Red Nose Mancs win and the money bags Mancs to lose!! If that happens, by my maths we are definately in the Champions League next season… If however I have had yet another ‘grey’ moment, I am sure someone will put me right 😉

Arsenal

Fabianski
Sagna Campbell Silvestre Clichy
Nasri Eastmond Diaby
Walcott Rosicky Bendtner

Citeh

Given
Onuoha Toure Kompany Bridge
Johnson D Jong Barry Bellamy
Lardy Tevez

Thats how both teams lined up in our fixtures last weekend. We both lost, but the opposition and the way we lost was quite different. Citeh were kept out by a few great Van de Sar saves and a very late lucky goal by Paul Scholes. We just chilled for ten minutes and watched a Wigan side romp all over us and over take a 2-0 lead.

Disgraceful, utterly disgraceful and I hope Wenger has kicked the backside of every player who took part in last weekends fixture, except Sol and Clichy, I thought they were the only two who stayed focussed from start to finish.

I think we can expect two changes tomorrow – Song in for either Silvestre or Eastmond, Robin van Persie in for Rosicky or Walcott.

Assuming Citeh are unchanged….

Personally, I would bring Robin in instead of Diaby, play Eboue instead of Silvestre and leave Song and Eastmond in the centre of midfield – this is how I would line them up though…

Fabianski/Vito
Eboue Sagna Sol Clichy
Nasri Eastmond Song Rosicky
Nik van Persie

I think that side and that line up could beat Man City. If we see a lazy Diaby, an old has been in Silvestre or another lacklustre performance by Arsenal we will get battered. And I mean battered.

Sol can deal with Lardy, trust me, he won’t need sitting down and reminded of what he task is tonight, he will be up to prove his worth and show all the fans just how much he loves them.

Song and Eastmond together can boss the midfield, they are both calm and just go about their game in a very similar fashion and Eastmond should relish playing alongside a player who he admires so much and wants to emulate..

Van Persie and Nik, well isn’t that combination how our season started? Isn’t that the combination that saw us score goals for fun back in September?

Well if Arsene Wenger has the balls to play them together today, we could see a few goals and at the right end of the pitch…

Clichy can win the Bellamy battle, he has got so much better the last few weeks and Eboue will piss off Tevez, big time!!

I’m up for this game, I’m optimistic about this game, but only if we see Wenger pick the right eleven from the start.

Theo and Vela can wait in the wings for this game and come on for fun at the end…..

The final point though and the biggest IF is, IF Fabianski can put in a display to justify Wenger saying he will be a top keeper then we will be ok, but if he starts playing basketball early on, we are doomed…..

Just quickly on the transfer speculation – a snippet from afc.com!!

You can forget all the transfer speculation you might have read this week – because it’s “all wrong”.

That was Arsène Wenger’s blunt assessment of the latest round of stories linking Arsenal with any number of summer signings.

Transfer rumours have gathered pace since last weekend’s defeat at Wigan effectively ended Arsenal’s title bid and, inevitably, reporters wanted Wenger to shed light on the speculation at his pre-match press conference.

They didn’t get far. Goalkeeper Joe Hart was the first and only name to crop up before Wenger snuffed out any further probing.

“We are at the moment not on the transfer market,” he insisted.

“What is important is that we focus on the challenge we have in front of us and finish well in our final three games.

“I read some transfer rumours in the newspapers and they are all wrong. All of them. So you do not even need to ask me one name – they are all wrong.”

Doesn’t exactly fill you with confidence, or does it?? You just never know with Arsene do you…..

Have a great day all, three points in the bag 🙂

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