13
Apr
13

Another Important Three Points for the Arsenal

Another Important Three Points for the Arsenal - FTBpro lineup

 

Its another Saturday which means its another must win game, a needed 3 points for the Arsenal as they entertain Norwich. A win will see them climb to third place which they would hold at least until Wednesday when Chelsea travel to Fulham. This would definitely cement the push for a top four place. With Arsenal having what some pundits have called “the easier run in” out  of the 4 teams that are competing for third and fourth place with. 

Goalkeeper

 

I do not see any need to change things, Fabianski has definitely showed a dramatic change of form in the last 3 games. He still has his unsettling moments but given a choice between him and Szczesny I would stick with Lukasz at the moment, he has earned his place.

 

Defence

 

Sagna: Although I am a keen admirer of Carl Jenkinson, Sagna is still the first choice RB at the club more due to his experience than anything else.

Koscielny: I still believe is our best Central Defender, he has got a lot stronger since his first season, He has good awareness he is quick and wins a lot in the air these days, one of the most improved players in the league last season and he seems to build on that as his time at the club progresses.

Vermaelen: Is expected to come back into the fold, with Mertesacker suspended. Arsene Wenger has praised his attitude since being dropped from the 11, It is now time to answer critics.

Monreal: I am surprised how quick he has settled, I have been very impressed with his performances, Not sure its a coincidence we have looked better defensively since his arrival. although he was to blame for Readings consolation goal in our last home game he has not done much else wrong.

 

Midfield

 

Arteta: Arteta i am sure will start once more screening the back four, he has done another fine job for us there this season, not really a job he is used to but he impresses me a lot with every game. 

Wilshere: I am glad to see Jack back in the squad he is always a big miss whenever he is absent. Look forward to seeing him link up with the likes of Arteta and espeically Santi they have developed a very good understanding in the final third.

Walcott: Theo should also be fit I would start him as well, we have lacked a bit of pace recently on the wings, he had been off the boil previous to his injury but there have been positive comments coming out of Colney regarding this traning and memebers of staff thoroughly think he could well be close to being back to his best.

Cazorla: The little magician never fails to impress me, One of the signings of then season an absolute bargain, hoping he is asked to operate just behind Giroud today, I feel he is wasted out on the left wing, he is far more dangerous just off the Striker.

Oxlade-Chamberlain: I think Ox has been more than unfortunate not to be a first team regular this season, he always looks lively, full of energy he gives his all and has a few tricks too. It is high time he was given a run of game to show the league what he is made of.

 

Forwards

Giroud

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Giroud

 

I am not too sure we have much else to choose from up front than Olivier, athough he now looks more like the player I thought we were signing compared to the “out of his depth” striker that we saw earlier on in the season. He has a very good goal tally this season better than most, although this doesn’t seem to stop what I feel very unfair criticism.  He has 16 goals in all competitions this season which isn’t a bad return for his first season at the club. 

 

He is very powerful, sometimes I do not feel we play to his strengths. Thoroughly expect him to start and bag a couple today.

 

♦ ♦ ♦

 

This is definitely the approach I would take for todays game, Press high up the pitch and attack down the flanks, give Giroud some good service and I think we should see a well earned three points by 16.45.

 

Feedback always welcome

Goonerscribe

 

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