Monday, December 3, 2007

Monday Morning

Yes, it's a bit of a boring title because there really isn't shite to talk about today. We had our 1-2 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, which I couldn't write about at the time because the team I coach (also named Arsenal) was playing a tournament all weekend so it took up every waking second just about. We won one game in it and lost two, although we should have and could have won all three of them, we just didn't make the most of our chances and it reminded me of Arsenal vs CSKA Moscow two years ago when we had seventy million chances and no goals.

So about the Villa match, Adebayor and Flamini were the scorers as we came back from one down to win away from home. I think this was really a quality win. Villa are a tough side to play especially away from home and to fight back from losing is really a great feat for us. That win put us five points in the clear at the top of the table still with a game up on most of the teams. Chelsea then jumped to second though with a win over West Ham. United play tonight against Fulham so that's another three points for them as well. But the point is, we are still taking maximum points from all of our games which is what we need. If we don't drop points, we can't be caught, it's as simple as that.

Our largest, Togolesist striker says we need to stay focused on every match. He's got quite a good quote on it too.

"Three or four months ago there were people saying 'we are not sure Arsenal are going to finish in the top four', and now they are mentioning we could go unbeaten for the season.

"The most important thing is to focus on our job. We don't care what people are saying. It is good that people are talking good things about the club and we are very happy about those things.

"But the crucial thing is to keep our head on our shoulders, keep on doing a good job, keep on performing like we are now and at the end of the season we can talk about whether we finish unbeaten or not."

And he is exactly right. The same people who doubted we would even have a competitive side (who clearly didn't watch us last year when we could compete even with Henry out for more than half of the games), are now saying that we can do another unbeaten season. It's still way too early for that kind of talk and for now we need to just concentrate on winning each game. We play Newcastle on Wednesday and while we should win it's these kinds of games that you can slip up on. We have injuries to some key players (Cesc, Hleb) and it's away from home against a team that can score goals. We have to keep focused and play our best and keep up this run.

Felix Magath says he is thinking of making a bid for Jens Lehmann, and thank God if he does. That man is one headache after the other this year, and hears to hoping he pisses off to Wolfsburg. Apparently he and Almunia no longer talk. That seems pretty cunty of Jens but that's what he's done best this year. It's really time for us to be rid of him.

That's really about it for today as there's horse piss for news. Get back to you all tomorrow.

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