After stuttering recently Arsenal return to the familiar surroundings of the Emirates, to hopefully get a warm arm around the shoulder from the home crowd and a timely reminder that this season is far from over, time to get back on the bike.
Newcastle is in town and this is exactly the sort of fixture we need to shake us out of this malaise we got ourselves in recently, to rebuild faith, restore confidence and get going again.
The Magpies having seven losses and one draw in their last eight matches, means nothing less than a win should be a reasonable expectation. A result I have no doubts of us getting as the Ems has been very good to us this season.
On what we can expect in today’s game, Arsène Wenger said this in his pre match presser:
“We’ve played recently against two teams who defended extremely well at home. Maybe we have to speed up our passing and have more penetrating runs in the final third to create more chances. Maybe we need support for our central strikers in the box as well.”
So theres will be a reaction… and one with real purpose.
This game won’t be a contender for match of the season but it could be something that will put a smile on our smiles.
Am I putting the mockers on our team? Nah! Just think that getting out of the funk starts with us. I believe we because:
WE ARE THE ARSENAL!
Team news: the Boss made four changes against West Ham, but I see us going back to something like the side which did duty the games prior. With Ramsey out for the rest of December, Jack could retain his place and Mustafi may return back from injury.
Enjoy today Gooners, this game will be a bit easier than the last three and it is probably the ideal one ahead of Liverpool.
To the Emirates faithful, continue doing what you have been doing so well, its such a shame you can’t all join the team on their travels.
Those watching from home, it’s the most wonderful time of the year, so get ready to spread the Christmas cheer.