In the words of one of Highgate’s finest” Tonights, the Night, It’s gonna be Alright” or will it be “I don’t wanna talk about it, How you broke my Heart”?
Either way “You’re in my Heart you’re in my Soul, You’ll be my breath should I get Old”
In the Home Kit
We are sure to be in for an exciting couple of hours tonight and there will be little room behind LB’s sofa, get there early
The doubts and fears about tonight are known to all – the history of our visits to Olympiakos,, the injuries, the stupidity of the home leg, the amazing home form of the Greeks, our inability to keep a clean sheet etc etc but instead of writing about all those negative vibes I prefer concentrate upon why we will win. Why so? Because negativity attracts negativity and it follows that a positive post will augur a positive result.
Firstly, I think Arsene will start with both the FP and Theo with Campbell sitting on the bench. We need to score and they are our best bet. Giroud may be a marmite player but he can and does score goals; Theo owes us and is a Big Game player.
Olympiakos will play the counter-attack so we need to have pace and common-sense from a defensive point of view – so we start with the regular back 5 and tell Flamini only to venture forward when he is certain an FB is covering him. Kos and BFG only go forward for set plays.
We come into the game having shown we can score goals aplenty.
We have the best attacking midfielder in world football.
Ramsey has broken his duck and historically he scores in runs of games.
We have The Ox. None other than Mr Roy Hodgson spoke recently about how he thought Young Alex was a major find and has a golden future. I believe him. Ox needs a run of games to get back to the levels we know he is capable of. Expect a towering performance tonight.
Arsenal have been in this situation before – many times we have failed heroically but this being an Auspicious day Arsenal can and will overcome. This is why it is auspicious:
25 years ago today Lech Walesa was elected President of Poland
Dec 9 1949. Arsenal played their first ever Cup Game against Spurs. We won 3-0
There is other stuff but you would get bored!!
However there is one reason which stands out above all others …….
We will win because We are The Arsenal