First of all Arsenal fans, I would like to take this opportunity to once again get stuck into Jose Mourinho, as I think that no chance to do this should ever be passed up. The Chelsea boss has been talking out of his rear end again this week so let´s make the most of it.
His comments about Eden Hazard being better than Ronaldo last season have drawn widespread scorn from the football world, with the Arsenal boss contenting himself with a subtle but irrefutable mention of their respective goal scoring exploits.
I do not like Ronaldo personally because of his attitude but you would have to be an idiot to really believe that Hazard was better or even close to being as good a player. Someone get Jose a calculator because 61 goals against 19 from almost the same number of games played seems pretty emphatic in a mathematic stylee to me.
Anyway, I do agree that Hazard is a very good player. In fact he is the outstanding danger man in the Chelsea team. Yes Costa scored more and Fabregas created a lot but the little Belgian is, for me, the one player they have that can win a game on his own.
So should Arsenal go into Sunday´s Community Shield with special tactics designed to nullify him? It´s a tough one because even though that is not the Wenger way, we did do it with great success against David Silva at Man City and recorded a crucial away win.
However, I expect Chelsea to be set up to frustrate us and if we focus too much on stopping Hazard then it could make it easy for them. I would play our normal game but also tell Coquelin to watch for Hazard on the break. What do you think Gooners?