Happy New Year everyone. It seems crazy to be playing another game so soon ……. the guys who fought so hard on Sunday have to find the energy and inspiration to go again.
I’m pretty certain Arteta will be inspired but does he have enough willing bodies to carry out his instructions.
It’s not healthy to feel so sorry for ones football team but honestly when are we gonna get a break? The injury to Callum Chambers has piled on the pressure. Saka may also be missing and so we’ll need to juggle someone else into the left-back position …… who is there left?
The defence is a walking disaster now, where’s Flamini when you need him? Forgot to mention him yesterday 😉
Torreira will have tired legs but boy do I want to see him play and Xhaka was in training so maybe he’ll play.
Up front maybe Pepe will get a start with Martinelli returning and Aubameyang in the middle. Ozil behind probably.
All this angst for Manchester United at home. We’re not the old Arsenal and they’re not the old Man U but even so we’d like to get the better of them. There have been some great games between the two sides over the years, Arteta and Solskjaer will know how much a win will mean to both sides.
Performance over points? I’d be happy to watch more of the same, as in the opening 30 minutes v Chelsea, it was brilliant to watch us play fast moving football again. But 30 minutes won’t win us the game unless we score 2 or 3 goals ……. let it be so.
Happy New Year to you and all of yours.