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Sagna and Vermaelen to comeback, Wilshere still a while off.

by on January 17, 2012

Evening all! First things first, I’m aware that I haven’t been on much for a while and I apologise for that. It was a busy festive period for me and my internet connection was inconsistent at best. Not like I missed much though, given recent results!

This weekend vs. Swansea wasn’t exactly great. A lot of credit should go to Swansea. I’ve seen people playing they’re the kind of team we’re “expected to beat”. One of the great things about the Premier League is that anyone can beat anyone and there’s a reason Swansea had only conceded four at home in the league before our visit. To our credit, we were the first team to visit them and score two league goals this season, but it still wasn’t enough. My stream was patchy at best, so I can’t really talk specifics, but The Arsenal Column’s report is certainly worth a read if you’re tactically minded.

If you’re not tactically minded, then Goodplaya’s thoughts are always worth a read, as are Gunnerblog’s. The questions of how important Arteta is to us is certainly worth questioning, as we lacked possession and control in the middle of the park. Furthermore, the lack of full-backs is continuing to worry both defensively and offensively. Better news though, Thierry Henry has issued a “rallying call” which is nice.

It’s a transfer window, as I’m sure you all know, but it’s been incredibly stagnant. Last time we were in this position, we bought Andrei Arshavin for a lot of money and he kind of won us a lot of games and got us into the top four [kind of]. Obviously a 4-4 draw is a draw, but it was a good performance! The transfer talk isn’t much, as per usual. There’s the possibility of Miquel and Yennaris going on loan, Jeffrey Monakana joining QPR and us signing a new Van Persie.

Where, you may ask, is the good news then? There are a few tit-bits I can offer you. Thomas Vermaelen has a decent chance of making it back for this weekend’s match, while Bacary Sagna is in with a [smaller] chance. Jack Wilshere is on-track for his February comeback, with the match against Blackburn presenting a possible return to action. The hope is that he’ll be fit for our Champions League ties against Milan. I’m also told [unconfirmed] that Arsenal will hold a behind doors match tomorrow to try to get Bacary Sagna back to fitness. Thomas Vermaelen could also feature, as could the Omani defender whose name I keep forgetting. Al-Saad? Something like that.

As for Hazard to Chelsea. Heh, yeah right. [Famous last words?].

That’s all for today, as always you can follow me on twitter @SavageGooner. I’ll be doing a bit of work behind the scenes, but I should be back regularly now.

Victoria Concordia Crescit – Victory Comes Through Harmony

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2 Comments
  1. Since the window was opened there hv been stories about buying Lukas Podolski and some of the expirienced players but now there are quiet why?,I think its time 4 Arserne Wenger.

  2. njoroge permalink

    in wenger we dont trust him more since he likes money than our club.why cant he spend money to buy expirenc
    ed players?

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