'Ello everyone. Just got done watching Manchester City beat Manchester United which made my day. That means if we win tomorrow we'll go five points up which would be incredible. I've got a quick little preview for the match against Blackburn tomorrow and then a bit of news, so here goes. "I like English football and I love Arsenal."
The injury list is extensive. Robin van Persie is still out with his thigh injury. Who knows if he'll ever come back. I can't remember the last time he played ninety minutes. Djourou is out again with a groin injury. Senderos, Gilberto, and Flamini are both major doubts. Denilson, Almunia, Diaby, and Rosicky are also all out.
So the lineup pretty much sets itself with all of the injuries and I really can't even think of who will play in the midfield. Lehmann will be in goal, then Sagna, Gallas, Toure, and Clichy I'd guess. Arsene said he's hoping to get Kolo back from the African Nations Cup in time for the match so I'd think he'll have to play. If not it will be Justin Hoyte. Midfield will have Hleb, Cesc, hopefully Flamini, and maybe Theo or Eboue. I don't know what options we have in central midfield if Flamini can't go. I would guess Arsene would move Hleb into the center with Cesc and play Theo and Eboue on the wings.
The international games really killed us with injuries. I think we should still have enough to beat Blackburn at home, but we will see.
Last time we played Blackburn was the second match of the year when Jens let one go through his hands and we drew 1-1. Well Lehmann will be in goal again so let's hope he has his head on straight. Blackburn really are complete, utter cunts. I hope we destroy them.
Prediction: 2-0 to the Arsenal.
In a bit of other news, Mathieu Flamini talked about his contract situation, and says he is hoping to get something worked out soon.
"There are talks with the club and I hope everything will work out because I am happy here,"
That's about it, here's to 3 points tomorrow.
Update: Chelsea just drew 0-0 with the Scousers. So they aren't making up any ground either.
"I like English football and I love Arsenal."So that's good news because we all want him to stay.