Is there a way to stand firm on Tuesday? by Blaz
Dear fellow Gooners, It’s been a while since my last post here, but this seems an oportune moment. Tomorrow we will play Barcelona at home and if this forum and comments are anything to go by, we will lose with at least 5 goals of a difference.
Personally, on the other hand, I have quite a lot of faith for Tuesdays game. Even though he has not been his usual self, Alexis Sanchez will want to prove himself against his former team. I really want him to strike the ball as many times as he can. From outside or inside the box. Not just to get his scoring boots on, but especially so we would get corners. I want us to have as many corners as possible.
We all know Barcelona is lousy when it comes attacking the corners and they are very much vulnerable defending them. And in the past couple of years Arsenal have became much more potent when it comes to attacking corners. Giroud, Koscielny and Mertesacker can pose a great threat from Özil’s balls. I have a sneaky feeling, they will be practicing corner executions in training.
We have goals in us, several of them even, if we attack all the airballs (and Giroud can cushion them down nicely), but the defence is another story entirely (for someone else to write!)
Blaž from Ljubljana