A massive thanks to Debs and Tottz for their excellent blogs in my absence – my travels have taken me to Dallas, New Orleans, Miami and Brussels in the last 2 weeks – but you don’t really care too much about where I’ve been, really, do you? Of course you
do, don’t, do! What’s more important though, is how Arsenal have done and where we are in the league. The mighty Tottz will be blogging in time for Wednesday morning, so I’ll keep my installment very quick. Let’s have a look at the league table…
Making for interesting reading doesn’t it? Liverpool languishing mid-table, 4 points adrift (1 if they win today) of Everton and Newcastle ahead of Chelsea. This league is no picnic in the park and despite our excellent form (minus the QPR game), no game is a given. We have Wolves away tomorrow (Weds) and even though they are bottom of the league, it will still be a very tough game. In fact, maybe a little tougher than a team like Villa (who Van Persie said was such an easy game), who aren’t fighting for much. Wolves are bottom and fighting for their lives…
Arteta echoed the way in which we need to look at the game:
“I don’t think it will be easy at Wolves. We have some good examples this year when we have dropped points against teams near the bottom. We have to go there with the right mentality and the right approach and sense of pride. When you’re playing away from home, there are no easy games in the Premier League.”
Has the lesson been learnt?
Arsenal vs Wolves
Team news ahead of tomorrow’s game is that Gibbs, Gervinho and Mertersacker are all out, and with Koscielny suspended, it’s won’t be a perfect back four – but I do expect the line up to be:
Sagna – Djourou – Vermaelen – Santos
Arteta – Song
Walcott – Rosicky – Oxlade
Benayoun, Ramsey and Park on the bench…
Over to you Tottz! Speak later my fellow gooners! The question is… can we finish third?