I’ll keep it brief today as my fellow WOA writer, JAT, will be filling in for me with a super-duper Chelsea Preview and Arsene press conference reaction tomorrow…
We’re approximately 48 hours (well, it depends when you read this) away from the Chelsea game and to be frankly honest, this game is a very big game for us. At the moment, after just six games, we’re 4 points off the top – of course, it could have been just one if not for the WBA “blip”. If we fail to get a result at Stamford Bridge, we’d be 7 points off the top after 7 games and it would be a big mountain to climb so early in the season – of course the title isn’t over after 7 games, but I wouldn’t like us to go that far behind Chelsea so early on.
So, basically, we need a result. A draw isn’t the end of the world, and of course would be a good result. But a win would be priceless. Arsene confirmed that both Almunia and Cesc are doubtful for the game and with an elbow injury keeping out Almunia, it’s unlikely that he’d return by Sunday.
Arsene said this yesterday:
“I don’t know [about Cesc]” said Wenger. “It looks a 50:50 but a 50:50 balancing on the negative