There has to be a time when Carlos Vela is let loose on the Premiership and today should be that day.
Pompey come to the Emirates after being battered at home by West Ham and should be there for the taking.
I'd start Vela on the left and Nasri on the right and really take the game to Portsmouth.
Carlos Vela played in Spain for 3 seasons on the left wing and absolutely destroyed Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid in one game. That is no mean feat.
Vela has been slowly acclimatised to the Premiership by Wenger, used sparingly. Now is the time to begin to play him.
I love to watch Vela as he plays with a smile on his face and I have no doubt that he will become a great player. Maybe one of the best in the world.
Pompey coming to the Emirates brings the return of an Arsenal legend, Tony Adams.
I hope he gets the chance to continue his job at Pompey and I hope he does well because of who he is.
I also like Portsmouth and the Pompey faithful, who I believe, aside from Gooners of course, are the best fans in the Premiership.
But I still want Arsenal to smash Portsmouth regardless of Tony Adams or the Pompey crowd!
I really believe we could be about to embark on a long unbeaten run soon. Its got to happen at some stage of the season and a big win today could spark our season back into life!
Also keep an eye on Distin, have a feeling he maybe a Gunner in January!
Arsenal 3-0 Portsmouth
Keep it Goonerish.............