Ahhh, it’s been a long wait since we played meaningful football, but it’s over now! The mighty Red and White go to goal shy Molineux where a wall of dirty-orange will await us. Bruno Lage has build further on Nuno’s Portuguese bulwark and they are currently the PLs second meanest defensive performers. I enjoy watching Wolves for its great and well drilled passing football and have a lot of respect for their BoDs adherence to their values and style of play. They, like us, are going places!
So how are we going to crack that wall without a beast of a CF upfront? Auba once was that beast but he will not be missed. He clearly was ‘the problem’ and struggled with motivation and concentration over the last two years. Give me Laca any day. He works hard, links up well, can actually pass a ball, and will always go to sleep knowing he did his epistemic best in the last game he played.
But a Beast of a CF Laca is not, and we have to ask ourselves whether we actually need one. Man City let Aguero and young and promising Torres go but keep scoring goals for fun. I reckon Arteta also wants goals to come from a large number of players, as we are much more unpredictable that way. Fly like a butterfly sting with multiple bees.
And how better to try and crack Wolves’ orange wall than by pummeling it left, right and centre?!
So here is to the ‘new’ Auba-less but fully in harmony, Arsenal – a team with a 17 battles mission.
The team. There are question marks re Tomiyasu: will he be fit enough to play? Xhaka and Partey are back and I think everyone else is available.
The question is which two will start from Laca, ESR and Martinelli? Laca, our captain, is likely to start, so I think it is between Martinelli and ESR. I would like Laca to play 65 minutes and then Martinelli to take over as CF……
Enjoy the game.
Come On You Rip Roaring Gunners!!
By TotalArsenal 🚀 ⚽ ⚽