Evening all, it’s Tuesday today (well it may be Wednesday and not today when you read this (although it’s always “today”) but today on Wednesday would be yesterday, of course – unless you read this on Thursday, in which although today will be today, the today I am referring to will be the day before yesterday).
Let’s start again…
It’s Tuesday today and we’re all settling back into our normal routine, many things have happened and many things have been said, it’s time to review and reflect on a crazy few days. As reported yesterday, the official announcement from Arsenal is that we’ll probably see Eduardo back in action in about 9 months.
That’s great news, and a real bonus considering some of the reports saying that he may never play again.
Our Attacking Options
With Eduardo out for the rest of the season, there is now some concern for our attacking options. Let’s have a look at who we have got available and their contribution to the team.
Something quite rememborable is Ade’s miss against Milan, and hopefully that’s something he resolves out in Milan with a few goals and a sterling performance. He has been talking about the game:
“We will go there with confidence. We know that beating Milan is something that will be important for us, our families and the fans, so of course our confidence will be very high. We will play our football, pass and move and if we have a chance to win the game that is what we will do.
Robin could be in the squad this Saturday against Aston Villa, we’ll find out more tomorrow…
Niklas will start against Villa, with our lack of midfield options, we simply can’t play 4-5-1
Theo will now get a run of games, we hope we can see a bit more of the cameo against Milan and performance against Birmingham.
Alex will most probably play as the support striker in the San Siro, but we will see him on the left of midfield this weekend as Rosicky and Diaby are both still out.
Giles is pacey and strong, he may be the one who we see first, on the bench at least.
Carlos recently scored one and created one against a very strong Athletico Madrid team.
A Cultured Left Foot talks about Vela’s recent comments, quoted here:
I lack everything. At 18 I don’t need to hear that I’m a phenomenon, a ‘crack’ – it’s not the case. I’m still growing. Every game sees my gain experience and learn things, and I see that in all aspects.
Quick Round Up
Gunnerslive (formerly thirdGenn), has a nice picture from a mini Gooner, take a look!
I’ve had a review of our attacking options in the final stretch of the season but here is a quick round up of all the other news in the papers and on TV today.
Cesc has been speaking to the news today and talks about how it would be unbelievable to win the league… I hope he believes it… 11 games to go… his recent interview in the Arsenal magazine reads:
“It is true that people were taking us out of the top four at the start of the season, even placing us in the middle of the table. I don’t think it added pressure, in fact it probably helped us more because we wanted to show everyone what we could do. It fired us up. We knew we had the quality, we know what we can do. The important thing is always not what others believe, but what you yourself believe.” – Read more here.
Meanwhile, good news, Mr Arsenal himself, Kolo Toure has recovered from his injury and although too short for Aston Villa, should make a return to the team for the game in Milan…. He is confident that we can get through this game and qualify, he may be the hidden gem, leader of the pack that is required for a game out there.
“I should be a bit short for Saturday against Aston Villa, however against Milan, fingers crossed, I will be fine. We are going there to qualify, Milan will be favourites in their stadium, however we have already won there heavily so they will be ready for us. We beat Inter 5-1 in the San Siro so we can do it to their fierce rivals.”
Finally, young goalkeeper Fabianski has been busy visiting the FACT charity and has been speaking on Arsenal.com.
Okay, it’s been one of those slightly longer than usual posts today… I hope you’ve finished that cup of tea by now!]]>