Daily Archives: January 13, 2012
It’s Friday the 13th again and Jason X is probably holding his machete and an #OccupyNigeria banner somewhere because of the recent shenanigans ongoing in my beloved country.
Premier League football is around the corner and the Gunners have some catching up to do following their disappointing outing in Craven Cottage.
The game against Leeds didn’t have all the goals we hoped for but there were a lot of positives taken from Monday night’s encounter. Andrey Arshavin has been below par all season long but he showed a lot of commitment against Leeds. His finishing certainly let him down but it was one of his better outings in an Arsenal shirt.
The Metro has reported that Thierry Henry might be given the green light to start against Swansea on Sunday but I’ll prefer to give the little Russian the nod ahead of the Arsenal legend.
Henry’s vast experience will give him the ability to read the game superbly from the bench so when he’s brought into the pitch, he’ll be very effective. Besides, Arshavin would wear out the Swansea backline with his surging runs so Henry’s job would be a lot easier when he comes on.
That’s my opinion though.
Kieran Gibbs has been a regular customer in Arsenal’s treatment table in recent times but he has hinted that he’ll be back in 10 days. With the exit of Gael Clichy, everyone tipped Kieran Gibbs to be the next best thing but his injury woes hasn’t helped his cause at all.
The full-back said that Thierry Henry’s introduction has lifted the spirits in the Arsenal camp and that’s great to hear.
Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey were the ideal protégés that were touted to continue Cesc Fabregas’ legacy as the creative engine rooms of the team but they stamped their authority by bringing their own style on the pitch.
Jack Wilshere is a general in midfield that moves into channels, plays brilliant one-twos, cuts inside and makes himself available for every pass while Aaron Ramsey prefers to dictate the tempo of the game and he dwells on the ball a lot.
Wilshere amassed a lot of minutes last season and he got injured in the summer. This paved the way for Ramsey and the Welshman has done very well this season, by his standards at least.
Ramsey has talked up his rival in midfield:
Jack is a great player for us; he had a really good season last year. It’s only a good thing to have competition for places. We haven’t really had a chance to play together yet in the league. It will be good to have the competition.
In my opinion, I don’t see the possibility of Ramsey and Wilshere playing together because of the importance of Alex Song and Mikel Arteta to the team. Many Gooners are tipping Arteta to be axed when Wilshere is fully fit but the Spaniard has a unique role to Arsenal’s midfield.
He balances attack and midfield well and he’s also a threat from set pieces. Competition will only bring out the best in the midfield personnel so we’ll have to cross our fingers and see what Arsene Wenger has in store for everyone.
Matias Suarez is an Argentine attacker that has come to the limelight following his amazing goal scoring haul in the Europa League this season. He was linked with a move to Arsenal this January but he has refuted these claims.
He began his career in Club Atletico Belgrano in Argentina before moving to his present club Anderlecht after scoring 12 goals in 54 games for the Argentine outfit in two seasons.
It’s expected that the media Vultures would link loads of players in and out of Arsenal so Mr. Suarez won’t be the last.
For what its worth, I know that he’s no racist that can bite or spit at his fellow professionals when he’s having a bad day at the office. Lest I forget, he doesn’t have the incisors of a herbivore.
I wonder what Luis Suarez did to me,
I’ll probably answer that when Arseblogger tells us what Phil Collins and John Terry did to him.
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