It is no secret that we are struggling to score goals at the moment so what are we going to do at Man Utd? One positive is that Utd have been conceding a lot lately, but the problem is that we are not scoring. These are my worries, I think Sir Alex will put Nani on the right wing to make Santos and our lives miserable. Nani on his day is a handful, anyone remember the match a few years back and what he did to Clichy?
From a goal keeper point of view, well it is not like we have got many options. The rest of the defence I am pretty happy with. Sagna yesterday looked sharp, I think he has even lost a bit of weight making him quicker.I think, though, we should put TV5 on the left if Gibbs isn’t back.
In the centre, Arteta, Cazorla and Wilshere (welcome back).
Now the Final third, I think this is the department where we are actually struggling. On the right wing I would hope Ox is fit, if not then Walcott, if not then Jenkinson might be an option. He is quick and will help in defense and can whip in a few decent crosses. The only thing I am aiming at is NOT RAMSEY.
Centre forward, Giroud. Seriously, yesterday he was only given one chance from that Arshavin cross which I felt he headed beautifully and in the end it led to the goal. Now the left wing, I would have normally said Podolski but the German hasn’t been impressive recently. I am not sure if it’s because the partnership with Santos is a poor one, I really don’t know.
I wouldn’t mind giving Arshavin a go in that position, but I am pretty sure Wenger will start with Podolski. If things aren’t moving our way, depending on who is performing poorly, I think Arshavin would be a good 20 mins replacement for Podolski or Cazorla (who has been off slightly). Ramsey should come on to replace Wilshere, to rest him, because I am sure he will be great (fingers crossed) but also, Ramsey coming off the bench always seems to have something to prove and plays really well.
Our wingers are all a bit off at the moment; OX injured, The contract problems with Theo, Podolski below par or out of position and Gervinho is frustrating. Wouldn’t it be a good idea if we call back RYO what do you guys think?