Sunday, 15 January 2012

My line up versus Swansea

I have to assume that Per passes his late fitness test as I cannot consider the alternative, to be honest even if Per is still unwell, he is still probably a far better option for us than a fully fit Squillaci.  There are rumours that Arteta is not fit, I hope these are not true.

Djourou; Per, Kos; Miguel
Song, Arteta, Ramsey
Walcott, RVP, Ox

Obviously if Per fails his test, it may be wise to play Djourou centrally with Yennaris at right back.  While if Arteta is not fit then it is another game in which we all think, why did we let Frimpong go on loan?  Still Frimpers isn't an option, so we may well see Yossi Bennayoun starting.  I'd keep Thierry on the bench as a useful option to bring on if needs be.

If Arteta isn't fit then it will be absolutely key that Song plays deeper with discipline and doesn't charge forwards with reckless abandon.  Against Fulham we didn't defend well enough as a team, we also lost attacking outlets as the game wore on, it is key to remember that we need to keep pace on up front otherwise we will sink deeper and deeper, thus bringing more pressure on ourselves.  I expect Arshavin will start ahead of the Ox and hopefully he will do ok, I just think the Ox is much more of a pacey threat than the Russian.

It looks like being a good game of football today and in my opinion the key will be that we defend  well as a unit, obviously injuries have decimated our defensive line up, but it will be key that the midfield and wide forwards do their defensive share.  It will be important that we keep a close eye on Scott Sinclair who is a quick incisive forward and a key reason for Swansea's success so far this season.  Come on you Gunners!


Anonymous said...

Why did Wenger sign Henry if he reckons he's not up to playing the full 90 mins it's pointless, but then that's Wenger. He should play him alongside RvP and drop Walcott who at present can't hit a barn door from 5 feet. I'm sorry to say but in my eyes Wenger should have been sacked a few years ago but the board seem incapable of making decisions & as for Kroenke as a majority shareholder doesn't actually care what happens to a once great team.

Anonymous said...

What rubbish that is, go and support the totties.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the Liberty! Come on u Swans!

Anonymous said...

Well dip my nuts in cream and lock in a room full of kitten,i bet this is going to be hard game for us,but we should be able to pull through.(the first comment;are you a spud,u twat.)

Anonymous said...

What a whole load of rubbish, get off the Internet wasting our precious time, go support totengum