Wenger promises to play strong Arsenal side against Huddersfield

With Arsenal set to play 10 games between now and the end of December, I must admit I fully expected Wenger to make full use of his squad during the easier games, but Arsene has made it clear that every game is just as important and will play with a top team and deal with any injuries and fatigue for later games when he has to.

Wenger said in today’s press conference: “The most important game is tomorrow. We have a good chance to take three points at home and that is all that matters. We have a big squad to deal with it.”

We are aiming to make it 12 home League wins in a row at the Emirates tomorrow, which is the best run we have had since the time of the Invincibles, but Wenger doesn’t think we can yet call it a ‘fortress’ like Highbury was back in the day. He continued. “We have been a bit more patient, better defensively as well, more secure defensively and could make the differences many times in the second half.

“Then you build the belief and the strength that comes from the history of the team at home as well. We feel that we can turn it around, no matter what happens. Certainly, the home support makes a difference as well.”

But Le prof definitely wants to the Emirates to become a fortress too. “That’s the target.” he concluded. “It’s too early to say that because I don’t think the period is long enough to assess.”

If we can slide past Huddersfield and then take all 3 points from Wenger’s nemesis, Jose Mourinho, then perhaps we can start talking about it being a fortress!



  1. ThirdManJW says:

    I would like to see what Wilshere could do from the start. We’ve only seen him against poor opposition in Europe, playing alongside reserve, and inexperienced players. I’d be interested to see where he’s at in terms of fitness, and form, playing in the intensity of the Premier League. Surely a home game against a promoted side, is a perfect opportunity, especially if Ozil’s out.

    1. gotanidea says:

      Me too, Wilshere showed good teamwork with Sanchez in the Burnley match. He might not as creative as Ozil, but he has bigger spirit and a contract extension to chase.

      If Wilshere could improve his work rate and be more tenacious, he could be Arsenal’s Kante/ Makalele. I reckon he is better in deeper position, because he is not as skillful as Sanchez.

      1. Break-on-through says:

        I don’t think Jack could be like those two players. Jack likes to dribble and look for the ball not long after passing it. They get rid of the ball and then look out for danger that might come if we lose it. Jack wants to be involved, he’s not the type that will mainly focus on his off the ball game.

  2. Dion says:

    apparently we have a new director of

    football…. wow????

    1. jon fox says:

      All that now remains is a new owner, board, manager and some more committed players.

  3. jon fox says:

    I feel sure that Wilshere should start against Huddersfield as Ozil is still unfit and Iwobi is also doubtful,I hear. Clearly Wilshere has more pedigree that the in and out in form IWOBI,WHO COULD NOT HIT A COWS ARSE WITH A BANJO. He ought to be coached in how to strike a ball but here is zero evidence of any such coaching. He remains on e for the future and clearly has talent but not above Wilshere, no way. I believe right now is Jacks big chance to re-establish himself as a regular starter. Sadly, I don’t ever think he will now have the career we all thought when he was far younger but he is still a good player. WITH OUR STINGY BUYING BUDGET AND WITH OZIL GONE AT LATEST BY NEXT SEASON, I DOUBT WE WILL FIND BETTER AND ALSO MORE COMMITTED THAN JACK .

  4. Break-on-through says:

    Huddersfield could be another game where we notice Ozil’s absence if he doesn’t make it. Hopefully a goal will come early and we look in the mood, because it’d be good to keep some freshness in the team by taken a few off before time.

    I have a feeling we might see Giroud, only because he hasn’t played much lately. Though, Lacazette needs a goal so we’ll see.

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