We haven’t got time for the pain

It’s time to put the Chelsea game behind us, because tomorrow night Arsenal travel to Anfield and have to play a very tough Liverpool squad in the Premier League. Liverpool is just one point off the title (though EVERYONE keeps reminding me that United have a game in hand) and will be looking for three points. Similarly, Arsenal are only 7 points up on Villa (though we have a game in hand!!!) and need to get maximum points from their last 6 games if they have any hopes of winning the league (I’m kidding).

Seriously, I expect tomorrow’s match to be a real battle and even though I’d rather Liverpool won the league, I’d much rather Arsenal follow up Saturday with a real blockbuster win. In the season where we are celebrating the anniversary of Arsenal’s 1989 league title, which we won on their hollowed ground, an away win at Anfield would be most delicious indeed. In fact, two-nil would be just about the most perfect win and Wenger is surely busy reminding the boys of that famous night. Though I hope he’s not showing them too much footage lest the makeshift Arsenal back four start thinking it’s OK to handle a back pass.

I don’t know what Arsene is saying to them to get them ready for this game but I do know what he’s saying in public; talking up Fabianski’s future.  I don’t expect anything less from Arsene, the kid had a rough day and we need him to be at the top of his game against the likes of Torres.

There’s no news on the injury front, but you can count on the fact that we’re not getting a whole new back four, hell, we’ll be lucky to have Sagna back.

Anyway, van Persie the statesman has put the weekend and the week ahead in a bit of context, saying

We are disappointed, but we need to get our stuff together and fight for the other two titles (uhhh, sic? ed.). We have to play the game against Liverpool on Tuesday now, whether you are happy or if you are not happy.

Yes indeed, Robin, yes indeed.


5 Responses to “We haven’t got time for the pain”

  1. 1 gooner sems
    April 20, 2009 at 6:53 am

    rvp and ade have slight knocks and won’t be available and does any body know when rosicky will be back

  2. 2 matt
    April 20, 2009 at 7:22 am

    I think Arsenal is trying to hide the fact that Rosicky actually died like six months ago. Those scenes of him on the bench are just homages to Weekend at Bernie’s.

    The good news about being unemployed is that I get to watch the match live tomorrow.

  3. 3 Tim
    April 20, 2009 at 7:49 am

    Yes, Wenger confirmed that Ade and RvP will be out and Sagna back in.

    “Emmanuel Adebayor is rested. He has a little hamstring alert and we don’t want to take a gamble on him.”

    He has a little hamstring? BS, Wenger’s keeping him out because he put in a shameful performance.

    I can watch the match live too Matt!

  4. 4 Keith Barham
    April 20, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    The British parliament has issued a report castigating British clubs for their ‘financial doping’, singling out ManUre, Chel$ki, and Pool by name. Sadly, they did not mention Arsenal as a top side that has a different approach.


  5. 5 T-Town Alex
    April 20, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Confirmation: Matt is right. Those Rosicky ‘appearances’ on the bench are courtesy of Madame Tussaud’s wax museum (also located in London) who have gracefully allowed Arsenal to borrow Rosicky’s wax replica. I was wondering why Rosicky had no facial expressions. Now I know. This was straight out of l’Equipe by the way, so it must be true.

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