Arsenal head to the KC stadium this Saturday, to face relegation threatened Hull City, and while Wenger insists there is no bad blood between the two teams, i certainly ain’t buying it. There certainly is no love lost between the two sides following a couple of incidents. The first aptly known as spit-gate involved Fabregas, who was accused of spitting at Brown’s assistant Brian Horton, a charge that was eventually dismissed by the FA. The second came at the emirates when Nasri appeared to tread on Richard Garcia’s foot. Both clubs were subsequently fined for failing to control their players in the ensuing melee.
I have never liked Phil Brown, his kind does not belong in the premier league, and should be resigned to coaching in the lower divisions. Any opportunity to send them further down that rabbit hole he crawled out from would make my weekend. Their players are not exempt either, Stephen Hunt the guy who almost ended Petr Cech’s career tried to leave his mark on Almunia when we played them just before Christmas.
Tale of the tape:
Hull have lost their last 3 league games conceding a total of 9 goals and scoring just 1 while Arsenal have scored 8 and conceded 2 in their last 3 league games.
The manager hs warned against complacency ahead of the match, telling journalists in his Friday presser;
We will not feel down because we won 5-0, but we have as well to be realistic, keep our feet on the ground, make sure the hunger is there as we just talked about.
In the Premier League every game is as dangerous as [it is in] Europe. We have to make sure we prepare well for Hull now.
On Fabregas’s availability for the trip away, Wenger added;
His chances of playing are 0.5 per cent – that means unless a miracle happens, he will not play. At the moment, Cesc is out of Saturday’s game.
Rosicky, Campbell and Sagna are also doubts and will be assessed tomorrow before any decisions are made. Alex Song also serves the remainder of his 2 game suspension following his accumulation of 10 yellow cards. My favorite line-up going into the game:
Sagna – Vermaelen – Silvestre – Clichy
Diaby – Denilson – Nasri
Eboue – Bendtner – Arshavin.
Finally, I believe football was the real winner after yesterday’s champions league games. Madrid spent 250m pounds and still can’t buy a quarter-final berth to save their lives. Money doesn’t equal trophies, sure a little bit helps but the main ingredient is team chemistry and players willing to work hard.
‘Til Tomorrow Come On You Reds!!!