We will not know until tomorrow which 11 Arsenal players will be chosen by Arsene Wenger to start our third Premier League game of the season against Liverpool, but it could be a crucial selection, even this early on in the campaign.
Aaron Ramsey may have been one of the Arsenal players, and there were quite a few of them, that had a nightmare in that first Premier League game against West Ham, when he did a bit of a headless chicken act. At least that showed the Wales international was trying his best to make things happen though I suppose.
There is little doubt that Arsene Wenger will have been working hard with the Arsenal squad in training this week, with the aim of getting the Gunners to put right the problems that led to our shock home defeat to West Ham last Sunday.
Look, as the Arsenal boss says about four times in every press conference, I am not having a go at Olivier Giroud here. I know that a lot of Arsenal fans out there are not too keen on the France international centre forward and like to call anyone who dares to praise or stick up for him a blinkered fanboy, but he is our first choice centre forward and has done pretty well for Arsenal since he signed from Montpellier three years ago.
THere was some great news for Arsenal fans this week on the fitness of Hector Bellerin, after the young Spanish international defender had to miss out on the first Premier League game of the season with a thigh problem. Knowing the way that the Gunners have been hit by injury problems over the last few years, I for one was fearing a long spell on the sidelines.
Arsenal can forget about Mourinho´s moan! by Sam P
After Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 at Wembley to lift the Community Shield yesterday, we all knew that their manager Jose Mourinho would have something to say about the game other than simply congratulating the Gunners on a good game. He did not disappoint of course although there was not much he could in the way of blaming the officials or saying that we were lucky in some way.
This may be a little harsh on the Arsenal players Jack Wilshere and Mathieu Flamini, who in theory could form a third Arsenal central midfield of their own, but I think that there are two clear options for Arsene Wenger to select to start for the Gunners.
I am not trying to tell the Arsenal manager what to do, and I doubt very much whether he would take much notice if I did, but I will go ahead and give Arsene Wenger my thoughts on the matter of which 11 players I think he should pick to start the first of our Emirates Cup games anyway.