Man United vs Arsenal, Match Preview, Bob Departs…

“When you are a winner you continue to fight when others give up, and that’s what we want to do.” Some inspiring words from the manager, and he has been full of support for the team this week. He’s been instrumental in lifting the players this week and our players trust him like a father. He’s looking forward to the United game and honestly believes that we can and will win and continue on to the title.

“We have a big game on Sunday now and we want to focus on that. I think we have gained a lot of respect for the quality of our game. Now we can gain a lot of respect for the quality of our behaviour on Sunday, show how much we are winners and respond in a very strong way. I can’t understand people who say the team’s season is over. Why is it over? We are not too far behind. It depends on what happens on Sunday – if we win then we can win the title and that’s what it’s important to focus on. What is at stake on Sunday is the work of a whole year as long as we go there and don’t believe then it is over. But do you really think that we will go to Manchester United thinking that our season is over? That would be ridiculous. We have worked so hard since the first day of the season. We will fight until the last second of the Premier League.”
Wise words from the gaffer and you can’t argue with his sentiments. Sunday will be a big factor in determining whether our season is still alive. We’ve got our usual injury worries, but Van Persie is back in the team and Theo is really pushing for a start. For such a big game, it’s unlikely that Arsene would risk Eboue or Hoyte at right back, so we will surely see the same back four that played against Liverpool.
Almunia Goalkeeper
 
Toure Right Back Gallas Centre Back Senderos Centre Back Clichy Left Back
Gilberto Defensive Midfielder
Walcott Right Wing Hleb Attacking Midfielder Fabregas Attacking Midfielder Van Persie Left Wing
 
  Adebayor Striker  
Now, when you look at this line up, you do see attack, with Walcott, Van Persie, Ade and Hleb. We may start with Eboue and Diaby instead, but at least we’re starting to have options again… Well, I’ve kind of spent way too much time going on about what I’ve been talking about… there’s so much more that’s going on. The gaffer has been full or support for Senderos, amongst others – Lehmann has been insulting Almunia, Almunia has been saying how much Lehmann hates him, it’s all a lot over nothing. In lights of Lehmann’s awful performances in the early parts of this season, he really had no leg to stand on, but anyway, that’s Lehmann for you. In other news, David Dein has been talking about the open midns of foreign investment, please David… Arsene has been talking about the summer and how he’s looking for one experienced player… more on that later… but let’s concentrate on the game tomorrow. United have Vidic out and Ade could exploit the weak links in the defence, if Walcott plays, we know he can be dangerous, and would I be wrong is saying that maybe it’s time for Van Persie to score? Just before I go, a big shout out to Bob, whom you’ve all got to know through the blog… is departing shortly to a football academy abroad and he’ll be back in three months. Last time he went away we rose to the top of the league, and his been back in the last three weeks. Now, I’m not saying that he has anything to do with recent decline, but Bob – you did say, that maybe when you’re gone, we’ll win all our remaning games. So, come on you Gunners and let’s be league champions by the time Bob is back.]]>

  • NiMaH MeRaLi

    < ![CDATA[I concur. Liverpool are cheats. Nice Blog. Nimah. x p.s. Remember our deal! x]]>