Could you guess the Arsenal side today?
March 5, 2011
Most Saturday morning’s, before a game, it’s pretty likely what the starting eleven are going to be – today is not one of those days.
The defence seems pretty nailed on with Chez – Sagna – Kos – Djourou – Clichy.
I am guessing with Song missing, Denilson has to be nailed on for the holding role… Jack picks himself and with Diaby off early after a blinding comeback against Orient… we get the trio of Den-Diaby-Jack in the middle of the park.
The front three is where the real guessing games begin… We get to pick 3 from Nasri, Nik, MC, Arshavin and Rosicky.
Arshavin got a rest midweek.. so he must surely get a start – Nik scored a hat-trick but does he start? I think the boss will stick him on the bench and deploy Chamakh down the middle with Nasri flanking down the left.
Front trio of Arshavin – MC29 – Nasri.
This leaves us with a bench consisting of Ramsey ( who may be fit enough, but nowhere near sharp enough for the premiership hustle and bustle yet ) Bendtner, Rosicky, Gibbs, Eboue and Squillaci.
Sunderland seem to have quite a few missing, and have lost a few on the bounce… we are all fearful, simply because this means so much for our title hopes.. but Gyan aside, they have got nothing to harm us with.
If we start like a rocket, we should be one or two up at half-time. The inevitable dropping off and maybe a set piece goal may pull them into it, a nervous last 15 could ensue…. who cares how hard the 3 points come in the end… lets just bag em.
Another goal for Chamakh would be marvellous… when he gets that confidence really firing his movement and link up play are a joy to behold… yes he does not shoot enough, and yes he may not be breaking the 100 metres world record anytime soon but he adds value to the side.
Really excited, not nervous…. but a little hesitant.