Blackburn will not make life easy for us, in other words they are a typical bunch of Allardyce thugs, they will dive and cheat to win free kicks in the final third, they will try to injure us when they have the chance, they are very much a fat Sam sculpture like his old Bolton side, the longer he is there the more his team will come to resemble a group of cannibalistic convicts. Maybe that's a tad harsh, but I have never had much time for fat Sam, he sums up a lot that is wrong with English football with the way he sets his teams up.
Fabianski is running out of time, I think Arsene is being a tad optimistic by calling his performance against City a good reaction, he didn't have much to do, and invariably when he has had much to do this season, he has been found badly wanting. He'll get a proper testing at Blackburn today given that Mikel Silvestre is likely to be in front of him at centre back.
There has been a lot of gossip about Andrei Arshavin in recent days, I suspect a lot of it is utter nonsense, however if we do have any players who are anything less than 100% committed to the club then I want to see them shipped out in the summer. We cannot be doing with anymore slacking from uncommitted players who want to be elsewhere.