Tomorrow Arsenal face yet another crucial game in the race for the title, and like the win over Leicester it is going to be a tough fixture facing Man United at Old Trafford. Our League record up there is atrocious but we do have comfort in the knowledge that we knocked United out of the FA Cup up there last season.
Not only that we gave them a mauling at the Emirates earlier this season, and Wenger says that we have to play like that again tomorrow. “We had a good performance against them in October. I think we took them a little bit by surprise and we played at a high pace from the start and closed down well early on. We need to play at that pace again because our game is based on pace and speed, and if we don’t have that I don’t see how we can win there.
“We have to raise our level at the right moment. You want to raise your level and after, individually, the players will benefit from that. When we attack well, Alexis will be very dangerous so we have to focus on attacking well together.
“After that it’s important to remember that we worked very hard to be in this position. At half time against Leicester, we were eight points behind Leicester. Today we are two points behind. We have to take advantage of that.”
We certainly do! If Wenger is serious about the pace and speed then surely he must be talking about playing Theo Walcott down the centre. The Englishman has been nearly anonymous lately on the wings. Sp Sanchez on the left Walcott in the centre, and who should play on the right? Campbell?