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Arsenal v Chelsea: Two downbeat teams looking to get back on track

In Arsenal FC, Premier League on May 10, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

This is pretty much like a wooden spoon play off, similar to the World Cup’s third place play-off.Chelsea have pretty much sealed third place but if we beat them today it could get a little bit interesting – and that’s why I expect Arsene Wenger to field the strongest possible team.

We have the same team available as Tuesday night as Andrey Arshavin is a big doubt after picking up the flu, lets hope the swine is fit because he is our best player by a country mile at the moment.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Vela/Bendtner front two because they linked up very, very well against Pompey but saying that, Chelsea are a much better team. In midfield Fabregas is certain to start with Theo and probably Nasri down the flanks if Arshavin does not make the team due to his illness. Song should slot in beside Fabregas though Denilson has a shout for being included because of his fine performance last weekend.

The back-line will probably remain Sagna, Toure, Djourou and Gibbs. Wenger has already said that Gibbs will start every game injury permitting whilst Clichy is on the sidelines and I think he has become a firm fans favorite. The slip was so unfortunate and you can see how much it hurt him to play a part in Manchester Utd scoring, he seems like a fighter and its likely we will see a barnstorming display from our latest classy left back.

The game could well just peter out into a draw because there will not be much hunger in the players on the pitch, third place is not exactly much to play for is it? You don’t get a trophy for it.

I want to see a fast paced, snappy and clinical performance from the lads today, it would be the start of making up for the dire performances over the two legs of the CL semi and the FA semi, though it would only be the tip of the iceberg.

This won’t be a game for tackles flying in from all directions, especially with Chelsea having  a final in the next few weeks. Hiddink might use a few squad players and wrap the Lampard’s and Drogba’s up in cotton wool to ensure the season, and his tenure, ends on a high note.

Personally, I don’t have much motivation for this game. I still hurt a lot from that cuntfest on Tuesday night but come 4 o clock, I will be cheering on the Arsenal, hopefully to victory.

’til tomorrow.

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One Response to “Arsenal v Chelsea: Two downbeat teams looking to get back on track”

  1. Now we’ve been soundly beaten again and I cant say we didnt play well but we lack match winners. Arshavin’s one but he couldnt play, Walcott shld av put dat game beyond reach. I thought the fans were super and they really deserve something.

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