There is a feeling that Arsene Wenger has a tough task ahead of him with the Arsenal team selection for the Champions League away game against Bayern Munich. Our hopes of getting out of the group are still pretty thin and with the heavy injury list and the north London derby to come, perhaps it would be wise to rest a few key players.
Arsenal generally have at least two players for each position on the field, and Laurent Koscielny believes that over the season, there must be times when every single player gets a chance to gel with each other in competitive games, so he is a great believer in Wenger’s rotation policy.
I am in a very confident mood as our Arsenal team are in the best form I have seen them in since the Invincibles. We are the best performing and most consistent team in the whole of Europe in 2015 and there is no reason to think we will stop our progression. In fact, if anything, we are at least 50% better than we were at this stage last season.
I think it would have been really harsh on Arsenal if Everton had got anything out of the game, despite what Roberto Martinez said about out goals being soft and them having two very good chances to score late on. He seemed to have conveniently forgotten that we also hit the woodwork twice through Giroud and Ozil and that their own goal came from a lucky deflection.
Despite the heroics of the Arsenal team produced in beating the hot favourites Bayern Munich at the Emirates stadium on Tuesday night, our position in the Champions League is still a very precarious one. So when the Gunners arrive at Munich´s Allianz Arena in a couple of weeks, it will be in the knowledge that we need to get something from the game.
Arsenal fans may well be thinking `if only´ today. If only Arsene Wenger and the Arsenal players had prepared properly for the first two Champions League group games against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiacos then we could now be sitting on top of the group. With ifs and buts and all that however, you never know how the Gunners would have performed last night if we had won those two earlier games.
Importance of the FA cup, teamwork, belief, new found consistency, and role of fans by MH
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The shoulder injury to the second choice Arsenal keeper David Ospina is not thought to be a major problem that will keep him out of action for long, he may well be wondering when he will get another first team start. Unless Ospina is fit for the Capital One Cup game away to Sheffield Wednesday next week it could be some time.