We are into the last two months of the current season, which means some of our favourite stars are into the later stages of their Arsenal careers.
Every Arsenal fan and his dog will tell you that the team desperately need a World-Class striker and an a new DM to compete with Francis Coquelin, as we have needed for more than a couple of years, but even before that Arsene Wenger has to find replacements for five of our players that will be surplus to requirements.
Arsenal went into half-time with a 1-0 lead and were playing very well, but just ten minutes into the second half Francis Coquelin decided to execute a crazy challenge on Harry Kane and got a second yellow to add to his first half caution. Within another 10 minutes Arsenal were 2-1 behind!
There has been much talk from the Arsenal fans discussing who they want Wenger to start against Hull City tomorrow, but I am pretty good at reading the Bosses mind and I am now going to tell you the team that he WILL name to start the game, and we will find out how I get on when he publishes the team sheet at about 12.00 tomorrow.
Arsenal fans, if they are anything like me, will still be wondering why Arsene Wenger chose to start with Mathieu Flamini as the holding midfielder against AFC Bournemouth instead of the fit again Francis Coquelin. I can only assume that it was an issue about the younger Frenchman’s match fitness even though Coquelin was on the bench and did come on for the final 25 minutes.
It is not exactly like Arsene Wenger to give his rival managers any sort of help in working out how Arsenal are planning to play ahead of a match, especially a match as important as the one against the Premier League leaders Leicester City on Sunday is.
This super Sunday could decide a lot in the top 4 tussle by KM
Hello everybody on this fine Friday. It’s the end of the week and as the weekend approaches the focus is moving back from transfer rumours and the ‘Mourinho to replace Van Gaal’ story to the action that will happen at the weekend.
I have a feeling that Arsene Wenger had Arsenal’s next game in mind when he picked the starting line up for the away game at Bournemouth yesterday, specifically his decision to prefer the Brazilian centre back Gabriel to Per Mertesacker and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Theo Walcott or Joel Campbell.