Are you ready!???!??!?!!!!!!
I said………… Are you ready?!?!!
We are one game away from Wembley – one game away from a cup final and one game away from the opportunity to win our first trophy in a long while… 2005 to be precise… we need to win a trophy soon and when we win one…. surely it’ll be the start of something great!
Shall we go straight into team news!?
The big question is whether Arsene will play a strong line up… of course, we all presume that if he plays the same team as he did on Saturday that we will win with a canter… but the manager will definitely have some reservations about playing Van Persie is so many games in a row. Personally I think he will play Chamakh and why not? Chamakh has been playing very well this season and always does well when called upon.
It’s so tempting to play a reserve-ish side due to the fact that we’re playing lower league opposition – but this is a semi final and we have an FA cup game against Huddersfield now (no disrespect meant)… so I really think this could be a good team to play:
Sagna – Djourou – Koscielny – Gibbs
Wilshere – Song
Walcott – Cesc – Nasri
With a bench of Shea, Eboue, Clichy, Denilson, Arshavin, Bendtner and Van Persie.
There is a possibility that with the thought of resting Van Persie against Huddersfield, he will play him against Ipswich, but shouldn’t the team above be able to beat Ipswich – the only real changes are Clichy for Gibbs and Chamakh for Van Persie… meaning if we’re not winning at half time, we have Van Persie, Arshavin and er…. okay, we just have Van Persie to call on…
Arsene said he will be totally focused on today’s game and will
“I want to do well for the Club in every single competition. To go to the Final we need to produce a very good game tonight and that is what I am focused on. What it means or not in my head is not important at all. I think this team is on a fantastic run, it has a great spirit, a great quality, and I want them to go as far as they can. That is the only important thing at the moment – to mobilise our resources in every single game. That is where our future lies. I don’t know [if one trophy will lead to another]. We want to win everything and at the moment tonight is the Carling Cup so we go for the Carling Cup. Sunday is the FA Cup so we go for the FA Cup. At the end of the season we will see whether we have won trophies but at the moment I think the most important [thing] is to live the moment for us, and not to be looking forward too much.”
Interesting words – it sounds like he could just field the same team that played against Wigan once again. But I’m glad that he is focused on today’s game as he’s right – it is the only game that matters right now… I totally believe that we can win the game and if we do, a trip to Wembley is looming. What a great day out that would be!
One person who is extremely confident about tonight’s match is our new #1, Szcznesy…
“We are confident for the second leg – we are Arsenal and believe we can beat anybody. We have a team from the Championship coming to the Emirates and they probably won’t fancy it too much. But we fancy our chances and are confident we will go through. They have a one-goal advantage, which they will try to defend, but as soon as we score the first goal it will be downhill for them.”
Good fighting talk Szcznezzers! (Somehow I managed to add more Z’s to his name)…
And in other news, in a strange twist of Arsene Wengerness, the gaffer talked about a potential transfer target – doesn’t that usually mean that he’s already signed him, in young Southampton prospect, Chamberlain… Apparently he’s the bees knees, plays on the wing and that’s a position we could really deal with and apparently, he’s only 17…
“We will try now,” Wenger said. “We need an agreement with Southampton. We need an agreement with the player, and we are not the only ones on the case. But we try as hard as we can as I like him as a player.”
With his dad also confirming that he’d like the player to go to Arsenal, a deal could be imminent…
But first tonight’s game!!!
Come on you Gooners!