a short summary of this weeks unfoldings from arsenal football club
A light at the end of the tunnel?
It's been a very merky month for Arsenal, its fan's and a building pressure on Arsene Wenger.
We've been thrased by every media site and national newspaper article over the last month with comments suggesting that Arsenal are no longer a 'big team' and that we will not qualify for Europe. Well the dust has settled in Udinese and I'm proud to say that we have made it and finally we can see a light at the end of the tunnel.
Over the last week we've seen our side beaten by Liverpool but this has been overshadowed by so many positive's from the last two games.
Frimpong has not become a legend amongst all Arsenal fans, not only for his infamours twitter comments regarding Nasri leaving but also his heart on sleeve, no nonsense style of football.
His style of play is a fresh reminder of what Viera was first like when he played his first season of Arsenal and I know that we've already likened Diaby to good ol' Pat, but I think Frimpong has taken that likeness now and I think this season will be the making of a man in young Frimpong.
Our new £1m defender Carl Jenkins.......he may still be learning his trade but such an impressive display against Udinese on wednesday night and what was most noticable about his play was he has superb vision of where his surrounding team mates are. Every time I thought he was going to get caught out with the ball in a tight space he always suprised me and managed to find a team mate. On top of this, he wasn't afraid to get stuck in and show he was there and meant business.
So, the group stages have been drawn earlier this evening and we are facing a challenging group of teams that will cause Arsenal a lot of problems when we are playing away. However, there are rumours again that Cahill could be prised away for £11 million from the Trotters and the Hazard could come to Arsenal for around £14-18 million and Zarate for around £16 million.
If these three signings were made before the transfer window closes then I think all Arsenal fans will be able to relax a little once all our suspensions and injuries are back.
So, after a month of doom and gloom we are heading back towards the light once more but the challenge of Man Utd away this weekend may be a daunting task for our team after such a hard fought battle mid-week. Though this is football and cometh the hour, cometh the man.
My predication is a 2-2 draw on sunday with an Arsenal line-up looking somewhat like this: SZCY, Jenkinson, Verminator, Djourou, Sagna, Ramsey, Rosicky, Walcott, Arshavin, RVP & Chamakh.
As Song & Pong are missing for this game I think AW will flood the midfield with creatives playing a 4-5-1 formation with RVP/Chamakh swapping upfront within midfield.
I would like to see The Ox get some time off the bench as we have paid £15 million for him so what better scenario than to play 15-20 mins against the premier league champions.
Until Sunday evening......gooner for life!