Tuesday, 18 December 2007

Away at Ewood

Tonight we travel to Blackburn in the Carling cup and the side will be completely different to the one that faced Chelsea at the weekend. I'd expect several changes to the team and whoever Wenger picks will be up to the task, as proved in last seasons Carling cup run when we beat a number of decent top flight sides. With Spuds coming to the Emirates on Saturday it will be good to be able to rest players and have have pretty much a full side available for the clash.
Tonights game will be a tough fixture for the team, it will be cold and i'm sure Blackburn will be physical and try to knock this young side out of stride. In the last round we faced a tough away fixture at Bramall Lane and I think Sheffield United paid a price for allowing us to much time and respect, and got hammered for it. Blackburn will be wounded after getting beat 5-3 on Saturday and will be up for tonights game. Expect a full blooded rip roaring opening 20 minutes where Blackburn will try to get the crowd behind them and get amongst Arsenal.
I'm sure the side that Wenger picks will expect this and will cope. If Arsenal stick to their passing and have plenty of the ball, then I expect us to do the job. Blackburn will get tired if Arsenal play their usual game and we have plenty of pace in the side to get behind Blackburn late on. I think we will win this game, it will be a good one and tight, but I fancy a 1-0. I think the side will be:
Hoyte Senderos Song/Toure Traore
Denilson Gilberto Diarra Walcott
Bendtner Eduardo/RVP


Gunner said...

,,Arsenal will win on penalties after a tough 1-1 draw

Anonymous said...

What a load of shit! Blackburn will batter Arsenal 3-0! U southern softies will bottle it!