1.. Szczesny was in line for some much deserved praise yesterday by Wenger and rightly so as he has never played so well for so many games running. Is this due to him finally having a back four he can trust?
2.. I was well pleased to see Gibbs get a call up for the England squad, it is no more than he deserves. Yes he has Cashley and Baines in front of him at that level but it does give him even more of an incentive to have a good season if he knows he is in the mind of the England boss. PLEASE STAY FIT!
3.. Captain Vermaelen made a bit of noise this week about not playing enough games and it was easy for the jorno’s to write stories saying he wants to leave. Would be very unlike us to have a captain leave eh..
4.. Mertesacker and Koscielny are the reason our captain will keep bench warming, the centreback partnership is the most important partnership on the pitch. Campbell and Toure, Adams and Keown, Adams and Bould, Adams and anyone. If they keep this up they will be spoke about in the same terms.
5.. Sagna is also having a great start to the season, defending strongly and getting up the pitch. He’s had some horrific injuries over the last few years and now has young Jenkinson a England Under 21 player snapping at his heels but I do feel if he keeps this up we will be daft not to hand him a new 2 year deal.
6.. The one downside for The Arsenal players in the last international break was Jack Wilshere, it seems he is falling out of favor with Woy. I’m not that surprised either as he is being eclipsed by the form of Ramsey who scored a great goal for Wales. Wenger’s daft idea of playing Jack wide left for a few games hasn’t helped but if Jack fancy’s smoking outside a few nightclubs in Brazil this summer he better start fighting for a regular place at ours first.
7.. Ozil picked up a knock on his knee playing for Germany but seems certain to start, he should rip Norwich apart today.
8.. I used to have a soft spot for Norwich as a kid, the first football team I played (badly) for used to play in a Yellow and Green Norwich kit. But I now find it very hard to even tolerate them due to their manager, Chris Hughton. Hated him as a player, a number two, a manager and I wish him nothing but relegation and the sack.
9.. Norwich have played 7 Prem games; winning 2, drawing 1, losing 4, scoring only 5 and conceding 9. If we get an early goal it could be a cricket score.
10.. Wenger knows this is another game we should pick up all 3 points on if we are going to mount a challenge this season, we have had an easy run of games so far in the Prem the real test will come next month.
Predicted starting XI – Chesney, Sagna, Per, Kos, Gibbs, Flamini, Arteta, Rosicky, Ramsey, Ozil, Giroud
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