Visit to Villa Park – Time to Step Up
This is the first of many posts that will be written in this blog.
Arsenal head to Villa Park on the end of two demoralising defeats so its high time we set things right. We have †нє best away foem in the league so let’s at least live up to that tag. More on †нє match preview as you read on!
Taking a look at †нє busy injury list, new members have joined †нє class of Colin Lewin, Neal Reynolds, Jon Cooke and †нє rest of †нє club physiotherapists.
Club Talisman and captain, Francesc Fabregas Soler has tweaked his hamstring and he’s expected to be out for two weeks. †нє scary thing is that †нє hamstring injury is in his other leg not †нє “regular” one. We have a trip to Old Trafford on †нє 13th so El Capitan’s presence would be highly needed. Arsene Wenger says that El Capitan won’t be rushed back to action but we all pray that he’s 110% fit because we know he gives 110% in every game he plays.
When Emmanuel “Farma” Eboue landed awkwardly in Estadio AXA, I asked my friends a simple question,”How many weeks”. Colin Lewin and †нє rest of †нє physios say that a medial knee ligament strains lasts for at least 4-5 weeks. Let’s wish our Farma a speedy recovery because we are a bit short in that position.
Thomas “Verminator” Vermaelen’s achilles tendon is a thing of “my nickname”…an Enigma. I don’t understand how a 3-day injury will turn out to a 3-month injury. If Achilles’ mother in Ancient Greece, grabbed his head and dipped him into †нє Styx River, we won’t be having mysterious injuries like this. His deputies have done okay in his absense but that leadership and coordination has been missing in our defence.
Manuel “Stainless Steel Baba” Almunia’s elbow has been resurrected by Dr. Frankenstein and Igor but I expect him to settle for a place in †нє bench thereby sending Wojciech “Szszszszszsz” Szszceny to go back home to his Ps3, Football Manager 2011 or his girlfriend.
Gael “Flash” Clichy had a back strain that kept him out of †нє meeting with SC Braga but he’ll be fit for †нє trip to Villa Park
Andrei “Hotty Pancake” Arshavin and Robin “Glass-Boned vicePresident” van Persie were rested.
Arsenal CANNOT afford to drop points again. †нє Former Cashlings and †нє Red Hell Owners have been very generous to them. Even after losing 4 of their first 14 games, we are only 2 points below and will go to †нє summit of †нє league for two hours at least. That was suppose to be †нє feat last week, I’m not a fan of deja vu and I hope we don’t activate our Arsenal Self Destruct button tomorrow.
If we won Twitch FC, WBA and †нє Cartoons we would have been 7 points adrift. That’s why I said “IF”
Aston Villa are a side that are consistent in inconsistency but on their day they can be a difficult side to go against. †нє Red Hell Owners can attest to that. They are a very physical side, they have a lot of pace and †нєy have wingers and fullbacks that can cross †нє ball very well. Flash and Bacary “Timaya” Sagna will have to come to †нє party well prepared
For †нє lineup, I’m not Le Boss but with my Football Manager experience and in-depth Arsenal Football Club knowledge, I’ll expect Lukasz “Flyin Fabbi” Fabianski to retain his place in goal. †нє two great goals he conceded from 99 Matheus’ left boot were not his fault. Kieran “Ogo Gibbsy” Gibbs did well against Braga but I’ll fancy Flash for a game of this calibre. Ogo Gibbsy can have fun with †нє kids of †нє Carling Spoon. Timaya is all we have in †нє RB position. Johann “Injurou” Djourou had a FM rating of 6.5 but Laurent “Kos100%tackle” Koscielny and Sebastien “Squisha” Squillaci would get †нє nod. Besides they’re french and PDP is †нє ruling party as Le Boss is french. †нє holding midfield roles would go to Alexandre “Sabinus” Song and Jack “Wizkhid” Wishere. Samir “El Rufai” Nasri would take over †нє El Capitan Creativity role. †нє attacking trio might be Hotty Pancake, Tomas “Banana Lomo” Rosicky and Marouane “ChiAmaka” Chamakh.
Glass-Boned vP and Nicklas “Wald Bezt” Bendtner will have to chill in †нє bench for an hour…at least.
Good luck to Aaron “AquaNama” Ramsey for his loan move to Nottingham Forest as he begins †нє long road to full match fitness. See you in January AquaNama.
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