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Jem Maidment, London24’s Arsenal blogger
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
“Manchester United weren’t lucky at Spurs. They conceded possession, granted, but they were ruthless, clinical. They got the three points. As we did at Anfield.”
A few random thoughts ahead of mission impossible.
Staggered one bookie is only offering 33-1 on Arsenal to overturn a 4-0 deficit. Hardly going to have the punters queuing ‘round the block, ready and willing to part with their hard-earned is it.
We won’t go through tonight. We’ve had two miracles in the past nine days. A third would be pushing it.
I just hope we beat them. Because they’re not as good as they think they are, and we are better than we were over there – that was quite possibly the worst Arsenal performance I have seen under Wenger’s reign.
I expect a two goal victory. But I really want a clean sheet. That is very important, because we don’t keep enough of them. Even with a defence as shambolic as ours, I still think that is more than achievable tonight because Milan tend to stay in their own six yard box outside of Lombardy.
The momentum is certainly with us.
That win at Liverpool was stupendous. I’d say that was the best RvP goal I have ever seen. Top technique in a high pressure environment at the end of a draining game.
And spare me the lucky Arsenal jibes (see followers of Liverpool and Tottenham). We took our chances. The top teams always do. It wasn’t luck Liverpool couldn’t even manage to score themselves.
It was the fact their strikers are genuinely cack and we have the best young goalkeeper in Europe, who was easily man of the match for me, despite the Dutch bloke at the other end.
Manchester United weren’t lucky at Spurs. They conceded possession, granted, but they were ruthless, clinical. They got the three points. As we did at Anfield.
Disappointing to see Diaby hobble off again after 15 minutes of his latest comeback. The guy makes Darren Anderton look like an ever-present.
The ‘get well’ wishes from fans is ridiculous. He’s not terminally ill. He’s tweaked a hamstring.
All these injuries he picks up a becoming rather tiresome. You do wonder why we’ve kept him so long... but then on 50k a week, whose going to want to match that?
As for tonight, I’d love to see The Ox start. Nothing to lose and an unknown quantity, he could scare the living daylights out of those Milan defenders.
For a dead duck, it could be an interesting game...
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