Time for a new tactical Approach, don’t you think? by ED
The game at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday really is a must win game for Arsenal. We have largely disappointed so far this season but a good performance and result against Mark Hughes and the Potters will put all that behind us and leave Arsenal in a great position.
Arsenal are hosting Stoke City at the Emirates this Saturday and it is vital that the Gunners get their first home win to banish the memory of our first two measly efforts, but Stoke are not going to lie down and just give the points to Arsenal.
The Germany and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has been talking again about his chances of winning the Ballon D’Or next year, and he has set himself a few attainable targets to enable him to be in the voting. One of these is that Arsenal can challenge for the Premier League title, and he thinks this squad is easily capable of doing it.
Arsenal face the long haul up to Newcastle to face a team without a League win so far this season, but the Gunners are still under pressure to come away with all three points to try and keep in touch at the top end of the table. Arsene Wenger knows that our opponents are no pushovers, but we have a good record at St James Park in recent years.
The Welsh winger Aaron Ramsey admits that he looks forward to the big games of the season, like tonight’s match against Liverpool but believes that if Arsenal play their usual gae they will come out on top. He said on Arsenal.com: “It is one of those games you always look for when the fixtures come out,”
It does not really matter who I or other Arsenal fans think should be in Arsenal’s starting XI to face Liverpool tonight, as Arsene Wenger will stick to his favourite line up for as long as possible until injuries or midweek games force his hand. There were no new injuries and no returning stars to affect his decisions today.
Liverpool are aiming to keep their 100% record in their first three games against Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow, and their manager Brendan Rodgers is trying to make it sound easy. The Gunners won this fixture 4-1 last season but may be feeling a little apprehensive after losing their last game played at their home ground.