Who would bet against Eduardo bagging goals tonight?

In Arsenal FC, Champions League 2009/10 on September 16, 2009 by Highbury N5 Editor

Its hectic at TGB HQ this week so its another late update.

Tonight the Champions League group stages kick off with our first game away at Standard Liege and it looks like we may be kicking off with a weakened side. Robin van Persie is missing, as is Almunia, Nasri, Walcott and Denilson not making the trip.

Eduardo looks set to start after having had his ban revoked, Bendtner will hopefully get a run down the middle and will probably be flanked by Eboue of Diaby, it will probably be the former who gets the shout.

Sanchez Watt has been called up to the squad and might stand a chance of a run out, I’m hoping we will get to see Wilshere strut his stuff and Ramsey get a go to add to that goal he scored against Pompey, they could be very useful unknown quantities for the opposition in some situations this season.

Id have a little flutter on Eduardo getting a goal or two tonight, so far he has been banned after a dive, a stone wall penalty was then rejected by the referee a week later and then his ban was revoked. He knows how to unwittingly grab the headline this bloke, it seems part of the script that he should score tonight.

We have our usual back four but we are missing Almunia through illness, Fabianski is still recovering from an ankle/knee operation so it means Mannone looks set to play between the sticks. All I know is that Ive seen him play once, hes inexperienced, 21 years of age and had a mare on loan at Barnsley when he was 19-20.

I think it would have been wise for Wenger to buy an old experienced keeper as number two because personally, you can’t go through the whole project youth thing with keepers. Lets just hope the defence get their arse in gear because they have been deceptively awful, it looked so strong for a few games but all of a sudden, 8 goals have been conceded in 4 games. Its very strange.

We need a win tonight and more importantly a clean sheet. Over the last few seasons we have conceded goals through habit more than anything else, so tonight we need Gallas and Vermaelen to continue building their promising partnership and shield the keeper.

A lot of Gooners have travelled out to Belgium for this game so hopefully they will be rewarded with a good match and a nice win, heck, we really need one.

For the game I will be over on Twitter for the most part so come say hello.


’till tomorrow.

6 Responses to “Who would bet against Eduardo bagging goals tonight?”

  1. I was so close to followng the same logic as you regarding Eduardo scoring.

    However i’ve gone for bendtner to score first for a tenner.

    Up the gunners

  2. too right u kno, Goonertank.

  3. That was a nightmare start.

    Just glad the pts are in the bag.

    Getting more worried about Gael’s frailty.

    Well done Nik. Good perormance.

    Rosicky too.

  4. Vermaelen superb, Clichy needs dropping, Cesc needs a boot up the arse

  5. hey goonblogger I linked this post to my latest post. hope u don’t mind. I agree with your comment btw on Clichy and Cesc.

  6. Clichy is bang out form, he seems reluctant to close down crosses on the flanks.

    Vermaelen must be a bit miffed. He’s been so far a rock yet we’ve concede 8 goals in prem and another 2 last night!

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