@LaboGoon times his visit to Brighton for an early Sunday lunch
Good morning one and all.
Arsenal travel to the city of Brighton this afternoon to play their pride at the Amex. I can tell you one thing ….. for everyone’s sanity this is a game each of our players and the boss want to win at all cost.
Brighton has come a long way since we last played them. Currently they are playing like a team belonging in the Premier League, and not exactly with a style that one would describe as “attractive”, but what they had produced over the last few weeks is their own brand of cold, hard steel. They are in the midst of a purple patch too; unbeaten in their last 6, including 2 wins in their last 2 home fixtures and they have also scored 8 goals in their last 3 PL games. So with that bit of caution… what a time for a us to visit them eh, especially with our away form?
That said, I think the one and only thing of importance for us today is that we respond well after recent results, to get back on the proverbial bike. We need that to soften the tone of the baying mob.
Fixtures are coming thick and fast and judging from the boss’ comments winning this game is more important than getting ahead of ourselves. We need something to kick on from and a win here today would do just that. We all know the quality of our players, all they need is just something to get out of this funk and get the confidence going again on the field, especially our new boys who are still settling in to a new environment.
Team news: besides Monreal and Lacazette no new injuries, though Danny is a concern, but with Jack back I’d say we can expect a strong line-up from the available players, because now is not the time to be taking anything for granted.
Good luck to the boss and the players for today. Fingers crossed that our travelling fans have a lot to cheer about at the final whistle because boy do they need it… [whispers softly] which means all of us.