Jack back to set tempo tonight

January 12, 2011

Looking back at the Leeds game last Saturday, it was clear we had no quick passing tempo being set by anybody deployed centrally.  Denilson likes to move it quickly, but sometimes dallies a bit on the ball, Rosicky prefers to spot a ball and play it rather than keeping the ball ticking over, and Song is another who dallies a little on the ball before releasing.

Cesc and Jack are the two players in the squad that set the pace of our attacks from centrefield.

Wenger has eluded to this on many occassions, and for this reason I cannot imagine both will be left out tonight.  For my money, Jack will get the nod alongside Denilson with Rosicky further forward…. although, will Wenger play TR7 again so soon after FA Cup game?

I’m certain Jack will start, and there is a distinct possibility that Cesc may also be drafted back into the side.

The defence and goalie is pretty much sorted, although there are rumours on Twitter today that Ignasi Miquel will start his first game for us at Centre back, alongside Koscienly.  If this is the case, good luck young man.. may the force be with you.

At well over 6ft, we shouldn’t have the aerial problems that we encounter from set pieces on such a regular basis.

My team for tonight is:


Gibbs  Kos6 Miquel  Eboue

Jack Denilson

Theo Cesc Bendy


The bookies have us as massive odds on favourites to win the match tonight, although after a 7 nil thumping they should be pumped for this one.

Hoping for at least 2 away goals to smooth a passage into the final.



4 Responses to “Jack back to set tempo tonight”

  1. Lee said

    Can’t see Miquel starting. And NikkiB might be dumped after two consecutive poor performances. Arshavin will start because he won’t against WHam, Theo right and MC29 on his own. Jack yes, Fab no, and unfortunately, the crab-like Denilson (only goes sideways) will also carry on, but we have a piss-poor record thois season of games that Eboue & Denilson both start (look it up its shocking!)

    Here’s a question:
    Would you take a win tonight and a draw on Saturday – or 1 goal defeat tonight and a win on Saturday. I’d definitely take the latter!

  2. NYArsenal said

    Hello Hawke. I’d be OK with Miquel starting tonight but I’ve been very unimpressed when Bendtner + MC29 play together. I’d favor AA23 over NB52 and then keep the rest of your lineup unchanged.

  3. AC Gunner said

    Come on AW, please let Vela play instead of bendtner and arshavin!

  4. Lee said

    Absolute Disgrace! See my note above about Eboue&Denilson, If Wenger EVER plays these two cunts in the same side again I will not watch the game!

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