Today is an important day – we have a cup game, a make or break cup game against the most hideous of teams in Leeds United. A team which have purposely ripped up their pitch so we can’t play on a decent pitch and have to change our style. It’s a terrible thing to do, but if the record books speak for themselves, we’ll go up to Elland Road and hammer them 4-1.
There is a big debate on whether Arsene should rotate or not, considering the result in the first game. Personally, with the pitch in such a state, I definitely don’t want Robin Van Persie to have any part of today’s game. The striker has come back to some really good form and I want him to keep fit for the rest of the season – if he can do so, they we will have a really good chance at winning things… I rather he played against Ipswich in the Carling Cup and helped us win the Carling Cup instead!
“It’s the sharpest he has been for a long time. Van Persie is a technical striker with short, sharp movements and [he] can bring other players in. In our system that is very important. He works hard for the team like all the other strikers and he is a left-footed player who gives different angles in the build up of the game. He depends on his physical sharpness.”
Injury for key player is all I see when I think about Elland Road, so I really hope we don’t risk RvP…
Talking about who is going to play… let’s take a look at the team that I think will play…
Eboue – Song – Koscielny – Gibbs
Denilson – Wilshere
Arshavin – Rosicky – Vela
With a bench of Shea, Djourou, Ramsey, Cesc, Nasri, Walcott and Bendtner
I’ll explain my team choice….
There is no way in hell we can risk Djourou – he’s played way too much football in recent times… and considering we have 2 of our 4 centre backs injured and considering our fifth centre back was randomly sold a few weeks ago… can we risk injury prone Djourou – I wouldn’t. I would hate us to lose another centre back. Will Miquel play? I doubt it – Arsene had a chance in the first game and he didn’t take it, so I doubt he’ll put him in in the away leg…
I doubt Arsene will play Ramsey yet – he will most probably be eased