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
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.