Make it Matter

Arsenal take on Manchester United today, in a match that I was hoping would be the title decider, but sadly ever since that Birmingham shocker we have just been in a downward spiral. Arsenal has only won one of their last 7 league games drawing five in total. What does this tell you…well it tells me we could have walked this league. But Arsenal needs to pull themselves together, the title hopes are well and truly gone, but we need to show people we still matter and that this season has not been a waste of time.

Wenger stated in a press conference yesterday that he took full responsibility for Arsenal’s season and that he, must take it because he has set the playing style and made the team selections. Pretty safe to say most fans will say he should take the blame, but also some players just haven’t played how they should. Arsene can’t play and manage so it’s up to the players to put away those chances and frankly Arsenal have done shit. Chance after chance goes by, until we concede and end up with a draw or worse a loss. Arsenal today have to take their chances, we won’t get many and it is for that reason that when the opportunity arises, it must be taken. 

If we look at the potential sides I would say they would line up as so:
Arsenal (4-2-3-1)
Szczesny; Sagna, Djourou, Koscielny, Clichy; Song, Wilshere; Walcott, Fabregas, Nasri; Van Persie.
Manchester United (4-4-2)
Van der Sar; Rafael, Smalling, Vidic, Evra; Valencia, Anderson, Carrick, Nani; Hernandez, Rooney. 

This is the Arsenal side that is the strongest possible and would be my pick. Arsene has said that Cesc Fabregas has felt the pressure of Captaincy and will make him stronger for next season. Our players need to step up to the plate today and help carry that burden of leadership. We have the class and ability to defeat United as it would certainly lift the spirits of the players, not to mention the fans. 

Chelsea beat Spurs yesterday which not only means that the blues are still in the hunt, but that Spurs are not looking like that going to qualify for champions league. There could be a mass exodus of players and set them back a few years, that would be great. 

Arsenal it’s time to show people we still matter and silence those Man United fans that are appearing out of the wood work and claiming “I’ve supported Man United since Beckham”, let’s take the wind out of their sails and maybe even give Chelsea a chance (yes I would rather Chelsea win), Come on you gunners.
Something to reminisce about for us fans who crave the glory days……

1 comment:

  1. can't agree with you. the thought of helping ashley cole win the league is enough to make this pensioner puke. lets beat united for for our sake, hopefully pass chelsea and finish as londons top dog. do we really care if united have won it 18 or 19 times - we'll leave that to the liverpool boys, that'll be one less song for them.
    lone ranger