Looks like we’ve got:
Toure Gallas Song Clichy
Eboue Fabregas Gilberto Hleb
Adebayor Van Persie
Lehmann has come in for Almunia and Song replaces Senderos. It is his first start for a long time, and I hope he can replicate some of those excellent performances he put in for Cameroon in January. Eboue again sarts ahead of Walcott, why not put Toure and Gallas in the centre and Eboue at right back, it seems to make more sense to me, then we would have our stringest possible lineup in my opinion. Arsene knows? Pretty standard line up, I think this is quite strong, the only problem is Flamini’s injury. Gilberto I hope can nullify the threat from United’s Midfield, especially Ronaldo when he cuts in from the wing.
“It will be the greatest achievement of my career to win the Premier League now because we are swimming against the stream at the moment,” said Wenger.
“For us the game on Sunday is the game of the season. If we do not win this game we have no chance.
“We will fight until the last second of the championship.”
Fighting talk from Wenger and it’s all true. Exactly what yopu want to hear at this stage and I hope he can inspire the players today!
He comments here on the refereeing recently:
“In 11 years [at Arsenal] it’s the worst I’ve seen,” he said. “It is in every game. It is difficult to understand. It damages the confidence of the team and then you become more vulnerable, but it is like that.
It is true that the decisions that we have had go against us have hit the team hard, but we can only fight back, we can’t blame refereeing decisions for our loss of form, and I don’t think Wenger is, but they haven’t helped us.
He knew about the risk with his youth policy he tells Sky Sports.
Theo Walcott has garnered a bit of positive attention after his run against Liverpool, attention which is well deserved.
Cesc says a draw today would be as bad as a loss. That is true and I think we are going out for the win as always.
RVP agrees, saying that we aren’t going to change our style of play today.
So make or break time today. I m pretty cautious about the match, but I know we can achieve if we play right on the day.