This is my virgin post written on an iphone, any mistakes should be blamed on my text typing and Steve Jobs …..
Everton. The start of our tough run of pre-Xmas games. Fresh from their record breaking defeat of some mid-table Northern cloggers, they come to The Emirates full of confidence.
Is the difference Martinez, Lukaku, Barry and Barkley or the loss of Moyes? My guess is the latter. Allowing good players to express themselves in a system designed to attack rather than hinder opponents is proving to be effective.
Let there be no doubt Everton are a fine team in good form, but so are we. Once again this game will be decided in midfield, it is where Everton are strongest.
Arsenal. No Flamini, no Sagna – can we cope? I fear for Jenkinson who is super going forward but prone to mistakes defensively; understandable given his youth and inexperience but Flamini’ s awareness will be missed on the right.
Theo has to start today, we are playing wonderfully without him, however TW frightens defenders and with Baines out he could be important.
If we follow trends and stats we should win. Given the shock results of yesterday we know not to take 3 points for granted but if Everton leave with a point they will be delighted, which says it all.