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Monday, January 02, 2012

Walcott can’t be as bad again and Coquelin will be better

By 1970's Gooner

I call it as I see it. And Walcott looked slightly out of touch against QPR. His crosses left a lot to be desired and he rearely got beyond his man.

There was a better balance in the team of course when compared to when Benayoun was deployed on the side in the game against Wolves. But still Theo looked as though he needed a game to get back to his normal self. I think he will manage it tonight where I expect him to put a scintillating performance against Riise and maybe get a goal.

On the other hand Arshavin’s only contribution against QPR was to set up the goal. And if you were to guarantee me that he will be doing this tonight I would gladly include him in the line up. But alas he is a shadow of his former self.

He doesn’t deserve a starting place and if he plays tonight I fear we will be playing with 10 men…

On the other hand Coquelin impressed me when he had to come on for Vermaelen at left back. He was awful against Villa but as it often happens with these young men they only need a handful of games to improve tremendously.

And if he carries on where he finished against Wolves then I think he will have a good game tonight. It looks like Wenger is convinced that he will be able to fill in better than Frimpong (who is off to Wolves) if Song or another central midfielder become unavailable.

I would also like to see Gervinho back as his penetrating runs on the wing are what RVP needs to get a few more goals.


Djourou Mertesacker Koscienly Coquelin

Ramsey Song Arteta 

Walcott RVP Gervinho 


Anonymous said...

despite RVP and Henry being available I reckon Chamakh will be given a nod before he goes off to the ACN.

RVP will be seen as deserving a rest and Henry won't have 90 mins in him.... so Wenger will give Chamakh 60 mins then unleash hell (Henry and RVP together) if it's not working.

Anonymous said...

is henry definitely available, didn't know the paperwork had all gone through yet?

Anonymous said...

No. But he will be ready for Leeds

Anonymous said...

Hope Theo is not being distracted by the contract talks, if he wants 85 grand a week he needs to prove he is worth it, I hope Chammyleather can leave us with good memories as he travels of too ACN, and with theo and gerv and ramsy providing for him there is no reson why he should'nt

Anonymous said...

How does Walcott deserve 85k???? EIGHTY FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS???