The ever growing saga of the present day Arsenal "fan" runs along the lines of "Wenger out!" When I recently polled a group of Arsenal supporters during the half of a match, the consensus was the following:
- How long have you been an Arsenal fan? Most answered with a date range of when Wenger was already on board.
Match starts in roughly 45 minutes and although lineups are not just in, I'll do my best here to provide what I think should be our starting XI today. Look in the LiveBlog for the most update-to-date lineup as it comes in.
Predicted Arsenal Starting XI: Szczesny; Sagna, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Vermaelen; Arteta, Cazorla, Wilshere; Walcott, Giroud, Podolski
Match streaming can be found @ atdhetv.
5th place on the horizon.
Let me start with a quote from our beloved Gigi via Arseblog:
"There's obviously been lots of discussion about Villa and where it all went wrong over the last few days. And perhaps it's a sign of the times that it all going wrong is a 0-0 draw.
Good Morning Gooners,
Today we visit a very desperate club in Aston Villa at Villa Park. Villa is currently sitting 18th in the table and in the relegation zone. Villa, fresh off their humiliating 5-0 loss to Manchester City, need this win today badly so expect them to bring their best game.
Well, here we are again. Another season, another North London Derby. I'm not going to even discuss our current standings, our current form, nothing, all I'm going to say is that I CANNOT wait for this match to start. I so look forward to these matches every season, and just knowing a win today puts us ahead of the spuds, it will feel all the better.
I would like to start by apologising for the lack of activity of late. I have just finished my med school exams, and as soon as they finished, my computer died, leaving me without a way to post for a few days. However, I'm now quite free for a few months so I should be able to contribute a bit more than I have been.
Apologies for no elaborate preview today, but nevertheless we've got the liveblog up and running for your lively banter. Needless to say and as we are well so accustomed to, today is yet another required win or draw. A win puts us at the top of our group, a draw puts us in prime position to finish in the top 2, and a loss, well let's not go there.
As all too often is the case, I can't stress how important tomorrow's match is for us. We all know what we said last year when this match arrived and what the outcome was, so I'll just let that be. This is not a case of deja vu, it's sadly the reality of the situation we are in. There are clubs who we really want to be ahead of in the table by the day's end, and there are clubs who we have a real opportunity to make up ground against.
Okay, I will start off by apologizing for the blogging team being MIA for what might be one of the most exciting Arsenal games in recent memory (even if it was just the kiddie cup). I hope some of you were able to watch the game as it truly was a memorable one, but more on that in just a bit.
Since our last entry we have squeaked out a 1-0 win against QPR, with a somewhat controversial goal I might add.
At a time when I think I could really do with a boost by the team performing well, they have let me down a bit. Don't get me wrong, I'm not too concerned for the long term. I think if we continue to fail to score goals, then things will change in January, but I don't foresee that happening.
There has been a fair bit of news in the past few days.
Well.. That was abysmal.
I have spoken about how highly I rate how Gibbs has been playing this season, and a night like this really shows how poor the alternative is. Santos is not Arsenal quality. The commentators were saying that his attacking prowess may make up for his defensive incompetence, but I don't agree at all.
Hello Fellow Gunners,
Sorry I've been MIA of late, have had a bad run of 'form' shall we say of late. My phone was stolen and I was on a mission to find the felon. Let me tell you, the combination of "Locate my iPhone," an idiot of a thief, and a very determined Perry was not a good combination.
Well that sucked. I said I was going to do the recap and since I am a man of my word I am sitting here Sunday morning at my computer trying to figure out what to say about yesterday's game against Norwich. Sundays are incredibly valuable to me as they seem to be the only day of the week where I cannot be made to work.
So here we go. I'm not sure who will be here, but thought I'd best chuck it up here just in case. I'm pretty sure Felegy is doing the recap, so I look forward to reading about our emphatic win!
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So the tortuous interlull is finished. Finally. It feels like I haven't watched any football other than the Australian A-League in years, and I am desperate to see some players who can complete a simple pass under pressure, let alone without pressure. So I'll try to get straight into it.
Who: Norwich City F.