Michel Vorm has said that it is Arsenal, not Swansea, who will be afraid when the teams meet in the Premier League on Saturday. He must not have seen the Gunners beat one of the best teams in Europe last night, in their own stadium. He has also conveniently forgotten that his club were knocked out of the FA cup by the very team who are apparently quivering in fear.
CONSISTENCY: NEEDED MORE THAN EVER by WAC
What does it take to have a good run? I guess the players who made up the invincibles. Unfortunately, there will never be such a team ever again in the history of the premier league. The best a team can hope for right now is a great winning or unbeaten run spanning several games.
Given the present scope of the premier league, every team has several ways of showing consistency. Its either you make your home ground a fortress or you embark on an awesome away run or score at least a goal in every game or concede no goals in several games. Arsenal were, prior to our last 5 games, in neither category. However, having started this run we have to keep it going.
We have another Guest Post from a new regular, Paul. He makes a very good case for Arsenal ahead of this weekends FA Cup game against Man Utd…..
Nothing to fear by Paul
Fabregas and Szczesny are both out of the F.A cup game with Man United on Saturday, Song and Walcott will probably be absent too. Manuel Almunia is our only fit senior goalkeeper with the young Argentinian keeper Martinez set to be on the bench. On the back of a Carling Cup Final defeat, a disappointing draw with Sunderland, and a Champions League loss at the hands of Barcelona, this hardly makes for good reading but don’t be too worried, Man Utd are not without their own problems.
Here is another excellent Guest Post from Toby. He believes that a brilliant Arsenal side falls apart when Cesc is not on the pitch to control the flow of the game, but he has very high hopes for Wilshere!
FLAWS IN THE ARSENAL PHILOSOPHY!
For years Arsenal have endeavoured to play the beautiful game and build a team rather than buying one, but could Wengers great philosophy also be responsible for our greatest weakness.
Arsene Wenger is preparing to start off this years Champions League campaign, and he says that Barcelona is still the opponent that he would like to avoid as long as possible.
Arsenal were destroyed 4-1 in the Nou Camp last season, when the side was decimated by injuries, but Lionel Messi put in such a virtuoso performance that they would have beaten anyone on that day.
“If there is a team to fear, it is Barca,” Wenger said.
“Nobody is unbeatable but they are the team to beat.”
The Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger feels that Liverpool outplayed his team in the first half, but after failing to kill the game off, some “fear” crept int their game, while Arsenal had nothing to lose!
“I believe first of all Liverpool played very well in that period and we played with a handbrake because of our fear.” Wenger said.
“That fear was of not winning the big games because we lost against Chelsea and Manchester United. You could see that we brought that into the game.