So, Arsene has revealed that both Theo Walcott and Eduardo are back for Sunday’s tie against Burnley at the Emirates. How’s that for good news, hey? We’ve lacked a few things this season – one is the finishing ability, with Adebayor incredibly guilty of missing chances, another is penetration in the final third, another is creativity in the final area and of course, we’ve also lacked pace and the ability to take on the last man. Yes, we’ve seen it in fits and start by the squad, but it’s a tired squad so not consistent, hence the many draws.
The return of Theo and Eduardo to the squad as well as the form that Bendtner is showing and the addition of Arshavi, suddenly, the glass is half full again. On Sunday, we may be able to choose an attacking four from this group of players:
Van Persie, Nasri, Arshavin, Bendtner, Eduardo, Walcott and Vela…
Now, that’s what I call exciting!
Arsene spoke today and had this to say:
“I will see how they [Walcott and Eduardo] look tomorrow and Saturday but they will certainly be in the squad, especially Theo. We have to wait and see how Eduardo reacts and responds to his injury. We are quite optimistic about Kolo but we have to assess the situation today completely. I don’t think I will involve him on Sunday. But Gallas should be back for Sunday and it looks to be like Kolo will be back for next week [against Roma]. Adebayor is definitely out for Sunday and for Roma too.”
“Sunday is a big game for us and rotation will be there for some players who have played full games. Fabianski will continue in goal and we will try to have a good balance, a good quality. The most important thing for us is not to think about Roma, but to focus on this game and qualify. The best way to deal with the next game is to win this one.”
With the comments from the boss and the imment return to the squad of Theo and Eduardo, I kind of feel in pole position to finish the season with some style. Yes, I know I’ve said this several times now, but I really do think we’ve got a very exciting run in now…
Cesc should be back in April, and may be around for the final few games, if we do make the FA or Champions League final. He
“I want to return by April and I still believe that we can finish in the top four and reach the Champions League. But to do that the squad has to be united and fight in every match as if it were a cup final.”
And that’s what we saw on Tuesday against WBA – a united team with fire in it’s belly!
Tonight it’s the youth team game against Sp*rs at their ground, so let’s cheer on the lads, live on Arsenal TV and hope they can set a trend of their future – being our old enemy at their ground!!