Before you tell me, I already now… I am running late for the game…. the aim was to be there at 2pm to spend an hour around the ground, but it looks like I’m going to make it just in time for kick off (again)….
Team news ahead of the game sees a host of people out injured (again)… Theo Walcott (hamstring), Robin Van Persie (ankle), Kieran Gibbs (foot), Nicklas Bendtner (groin), Gael Clichy (back), Abou Diaby (calf) and Johan Djourou (knee) are all out injured and Alex Song joins them out by suspension, so the team line up should be something like this:
Sagna – Gallas – Vermaelen – Traore
Ramsey – Denilson
Nasri – Cesc – Arshavin
I’m virtually sure that it will be that line up unless Arsene springs a surprise or two… the gaffer is keen to get to winning ways:
“We are disheartened after recent defeats. We are not light-hearted at the moment, I don’t deny that. But I believe it is a good way to see how strong we can react. Of course I believe the players are disappointed but highly motivated and determined to get back on track in a convincing way. I believe we have been disturbed a lot by the international break. We didn’t look at all like we were suffering before and we had a period when, in fairness, we were doing well. But we had then ‘bang, bang’ and we’ve had no time to respond because we have so many players out in the same area. Now I believe that it’s important we don’t do more damage and that we respond quickly.”
Come on you Gooners….
Over to the comments for the match commentary and real team news when it’s released!