Don’t be under any illusions that Arsenal face a tough game on Saturday. Just because the Gunners owned our north London rivals last season, with three wins out of three including one on the way to an FA cup trophy, does not mean we should expect it to be easy on Saturday, even though we have the advantage of playing at home.
Records are there to fall and we will need to be on the ball from the start, especially after they got a morale boosting win in the Capital One Cup tonight. It looked like Nottingham Forest were going to do us a favour for a while, but it was not to be. Pochettino had played a strong side knowing that they needed a win to bring to the Emirates.
And I wonder how much that will tell after Arsene Wenger rang the changes four own League Cup clash. Hopefully the rest factor of our regular players will prove to be more valuable than a bit of momentum. But the spuds’ confidence is pretty fragile after a poor run of games for them before tonight. The new boss may already be feeling the pressure.
As long as Arsenal start well on Saturday and play to our strengths, with a fully fit team and the crowd in full effect, Wenger and the boys should be able to extend that run of wins in the NLD. What do you expect?