Let’s show the grey-haired broody woman with the boy inside what class means! + Line- Up
We have spoken enough about our match against the Mancs over – the last few days, so this pre-match will be short and sweet.
I have no doubt that our team will be really up for this and we’ll see a tremendous progress from when we played MU last. Arsenal have gone through a long, and often painful, transition but there are strong signs that our current crop of players are getting it together now. We are nowhere near the sort of football that Wenger wants us to play but the foundations of a good team have become clearly visible. And these are mostly reflected in my predicted line-up for today’s game:
- A settled back-four with good back-up as well;
- A goalkeeper who appears to have re-established himself;
- A solid and safe anchor in our double DM positions which includes our new captain;
- A choice of three in the pivotal role of advanced AM – Jack, Tomas, Santi;
- An attacking formation based around Giroud in the centre with freedom for the ‘wingers’ to move around the pitch;
- A more conservative style of play with seven players mainly focussing on defending and possession of the ball, and four predominantly concentrating on bringing home the bacon.
There should be no doubt that Bould and Wenger will build further on the above during the summer, in order to get us back to Wengerball again, for which further quality will have to be added as well. The basis is looking a lot better than when we played the Mancs last time, and I reckon this will show today.
There are so many things to look forward to today.
How will Nacho and Cazorla – I reckon they will start on the left today – cope against the strongest opposition in the PL? How will the ‘fluid-three’ up-front work? Or will Pod play in the Giroud role and stay centrally? Will Theo finally have a good game again and show us all what he is capable of – might he even start in the middle today? How will Aaron and Mikel cope in the double DM-anchor against the Mancs, and will the Mancs target Arteta as our ‘weakest’ link again? How will the back-four cope with the Mancs’ versatile attackers? Will Szczesny have a top game today? How will the Pod deal with the added pressure of being the ‘main man’ today? Will we be able to dominate the game and play our passing game? Etc, etc.
Well, whatever the outcome of the game, let’s hope the boys really, really fight for this one and give everything they got. Once the whistle blows there will be no respect for the Mancs and we’ll fight them on every inch of the pitch. We need three points, we need a top performance of all eleven players, we need to restore some pride, and we need us, the supporters, to give their all in standing behind the team today.
Let’s show the grey-haired broody woman with the boy inside what he deserted last summer!
COME ON YOU RIP ROARING GUNNERS!
Written by: TotalArsenal.