Well, its all gone a bit quiet this week after our win over Lincoln in the FA Cup last weekend, as you know we were drawn against Man City in the semi-final, probably the best we could have hoped for under the current circumstances. Can you imagine us beating Chelsea right now, could you imagine the nerves involved in a Arsenal Spurs semi-final? Me neither, anyway, IF we can beat Pep’s Man City, that’s what awaits, and Arsenal Spurs final, bet the police are looking forward to that, perhaps kick off will move to 10am?
An Arsenal Chelsea final would be ok, but even the most optimistic Gooner would hardly give us a prayer, but with no pressure on, who knows, perhaps thats where the players who have let us down this season stand up to be counted, in what could be Arsene Wenger’s last game?
Anyway, plenty of talk about Arsene Wenger leaving, protests before the Munich debacle, and the Lincoln win, talk of one of those ridiculous aeroplane banners before our game against West Brom this Saturday lunchtime, so le Boss is still under immense pressure to deliver… something this season.
If you look at the remaining fixtures, we have a shot, we play Man City, and we play Spurs, plus those two and Liverpool all have to play each other, so who knows? One thing is for sure we are going to need to pick up some points, and this begins on the road at The Hawthorns this weekend.
We cannot afford another Liverpool/Watford style performance, where we don’t wake up until half time. Obtusely, we need a Bayern Munich at home style first half, all players nicely rested and ready to go for it from the very first whistle.
We need our midfield firing, Ozil back to full fitness, no more Mustafi mistakes, no more Cech calamities, no more Sanchez stropping, the team need to get together and fight for each other, starting at kick off – we can afford NO more mistakes and as we play first this weekend, its a good chance to put some pressure on the other sides around us. Spurs will need to cope without Harry Kane, and Liverpool play Man City on Sunday, so it’s a big, big weekend for us again.
Well done to Leicester last night, what a turnaround, interesting to see who they get in the next round, will be a proper night at their place for their quarter final and the very best of luck to them.
Anyway, we go again this weekend, no more slip ups!