Just a Quickie as BR is on holiday …….
Long internal enlivened by some fine performances by our chaps. Highlight has to be Ramsey who was superb for Wales – though Alexis’ 3 goals is quite tasty!
Watford: It is many years since I trudged from Watford main train station to the Vicarage Road – so long that all I can remember is that it was a sunny afternoon and we won. Let’s be honest, Watford, for all their Premiership credentials, are a small club. They have done brilliantly to get to 12th in the PL and I predict they will stay up but even getting a point today will be above the Watford fans expectations.
I was listening to a Watford fan (are they Hornets?) and his main positive about this afternoon was that Alexis will be on the bench following his transatlantic flights. Are we capable of winning sans-Alexis? We shall find out.
Assuming Mr Wenger gives Alexis a rest have we enough to win the game and who will play out on the left? Will the Ox get a start on the right with Ramsey coming infield and Ozil going left? Will Arteta start allowing Santi to play the Alexis role? Perhaps Giroud will start and Theo go centre left. Loads of permutations which bodes well for the season.
Luckily the French team have not woken up to the fact that Coquelin is the best DM in Europe – long may that continue.
Theo is in the best scoring run of his career and I see no reason why it should stop today.
My hope is that the feelgood factor following the MU thrashing has imbued the squad with enough positivity to see us win the PL title , the Champions League, the FA Cup (has there ever been a triple winner?), the Ryder Cup and the Islington bi-election. However, two weeks in football is a long time and beating Watford will do for a starter.
Scoring has been problem for Watford – they are the lowest scorers in the PL but they have the best defence! So on paper this will be a low scoring game.
If we keep a clean sheet we will win.
Written by Big Raddy