Hello fellow Arsenal fans from around the third planet in the solar system. Are you still buzzing that Welbeck goal? It really got me, because it was the fair result and it saved our chances to get the trophy we last had 12 years ago…
White Heart Lane and Old Trafford. The last grounds where Arsenal became champions. The two grounds we visit next in the league with a pretty poor record there in recent times. It’s been a long 10 years since Adebayor rolled the ball into United’s net for our last victory at OT, although last season we did manage to win there in the FA cup.
No need to say this is by far the worst United side I have seen since I started watching Premier League football, but still we have mental problems going there and it’ll be a tough one. Surprisingly though the tougher one would be Spurs who are in the best form right now. If we are to challenge for this title though, we’ll have to go away and get the results.
What will happen in Europe may also swing the fates one way or the other, and I saw Barcelona play the other day and I have to say Messi is out of this world once again. Suarez scored a hat-trick but Messi struck a stunning free kick, gave an assist on a plate for the Uruguayan and the way he passed the defender for the penalty and the pass he gave from it was just sensational.
Bayern may dominate a German league featuring pretty much only one strong rival, but Barcelona is on another level. I am being realistic, it’ll be very hard to get past them, unless we play the best game ever and they are not at their best, but we cannot afford to get thumped.
I hope Koscielny recovers for that game, because a defence consisting of Mertesacker and Chambers against the best attack in the world is not a dream match up. On the upbeat Messi has never scored against Cech! He even missed a penalty once!
If we manage to get any sort of a positive result from that game, should be another huge lift and we’ll need confidence going to OT. We’ll be the favorites this time, but we’ve been there before. Two make or break weeks are coming up. They’ll tell us volumes about how strong we are mentally and squad wise.