Well I am very surprised that Wenger has stuck with Welbeck as centre-forward when we have to play so many games in such a short space of time, but I guess that Southampton v Arsenal is a must-win for the Gunners so let’s hope Le Boss knows what he is doing…
This last weekend was a great one for Arsenal for a change, and after beating Man United and Liverpool’s draw with Southampton, we are still in with a chance of making the Top Four. The only problem is that tonight’s game is against the team that gave us the chance in the first place, Southampton!
Arsenal make the short trip south to take on Southampton today, as they look to continue their push for the top four.
The Gunners have won four of their last five matches, all of which have been played with our newly-favoured 3-4-2-1 formation, and that form needs to be continued as they look to close the gap between themselves and Manchester City and Liverpool.
Arsenal have announced their side to take on Manchester United today, and Danny Welbeck is a surprise inclusion against his former side.
Granit Xhaka was ruled out of today’s game when Arsene Wenger held his pre-match press conference on Thursday, but returned to training yesterday and has managed to recover in time to play today.
So Arsene Wenger has been sticking to his new formation since Arsenal’s awful run of 5 defeats in 8 games and it seemed to have given the team some new confidence until last weeks devastating defeat to Tottenham, but it is highly likely that Wenger will continue with the same setup this afternoon.
Manchester United make the trip to North London today to take on Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.
The Red Devils come into the match on the back of a crucial 1-0 away win in the first-leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday, a tie which is claimed to have been prioritised over today’s encounter.
This weeks View From the Enemy comes direct from the official Man United website, and includes the team news from Jose Mourinho at the end. They can hardly be confident after playing Celta Vigo on Thursday night in Spain, but Mourinho rested some of his stars in that game so he will still have a half decent XI on the pitch come tomorrow afternoon….
Arsene Wenger is aware that Jose Mourinho has been talking about putting out a weakened Man United side when they face Arsenal tomorrow, but Le Prof thinks that it is up to his side to turn up with a much improved performance than we have been seeing lately.