Is today’s game a “must win” for The Gunners?

“A want win not a must win” for Arsenal is how Arsene Wenger described this afternoon’s home fixture against Manchester City while for them nothing but a win will do if they want to keep alive their hopes of a first league title for forty-eight years.  A Gunners win would move us back up to third place two points clear of Spurs, who could only draw at The Stadium of light, in yesterday’s midday kick-off.

“ A want win not a must win” may be Le Professeur’s opinion, it certainly isn’t mine though.  With Newcastle’s 2 – 0 win over Swansea moving them up to fifty-six points and Chelsea’s win over Wigan lifting them into fifth place, also on fifty-six points, there’s no room for us to drop points at this stage if we want to finish in third place.

Much has been written recently about the disarray in the City dressing room, Aguero suffering a “silly” foot injury, over-paid players complaining of over-playing and being tired, Balotelli arguing and fighting with his own team-mates and Manager Mancini seemingly feeling the pressure.  All of this, allied to a poor away record, indicates that this could be an ideal time to play the Manchester Oilers.

 

On the other hand, City do have some outstanding players such as Aguero, Tevez, Hart and both the Toure brothers, one other player who must be mentioned is the mercenary Na£ri, who if he plays will be accorded the warmest of warm welcomes back to The Emirates, I don’t think!

There have been no new injuries reported so the starting line-up should see only minor tactical changes with Oxlade-Chamberlain coming in for Ramsey who, in my opinion, had a poor game against QPR.

 

Szczesny 

Sagna   Koscielny   Vermaelen   Gibbs

 Arteta   Song   Rosicky

 Walcott   van Persie   Oxlade-Chamberlain

It would be an enormous boost if RvP could find his scoring boots (or head) again after a spell of three games without a goal, it’s not quite a drought yet but the longer it goes on the more the confidence drains away.

Once again the Arsenal Faithful must be on their game just as much as the team itself.  They have provided some amazing support recently, long may it continue.

C’mon The Rip-Roaring Gunners!

Final Thought

Is it a “want win” or a “must win”

 

14 Comments on "Is today’s game a “must win” for The Gunners?"

  1. Well it was a must and now it’s a done!

    Tough game, excellent performances all round.

  2. Moron Ramilson – Arsenal break from the free kick, and the Welshman finds himself with only Hart to beat from eight yards but he smashes it nearer the corner flag! Van Persie is raging. Ramilson is such a weak link in Arsenal play and that make Van Persie to think twice before renewing his contract.

    • Ha Ha. You mean to say you honestly believe RvP would define his future based on one player whose confidence is shot at the moment?

    • moron van persie. Stupidly went offside, hit the post with an easy header all at nil nil. Last week missed an easy one on one. He should be dropped! [sarcasm]

      But no, lets all moan at ramsey. For having the guts to shoot when his confidence is at an all time low, probably because of tw*ts like you. Yes he should have scored but who cares? We were one nil up and the game was already over.

      FFS enjoy the victory instead of constantly moaning.

  3. Want win or must win?  Did win!

    That was an excellent performance by The Gunners, admittedly against an Oilers side that is falling apart at the seams.

    What a strike by Arteta!  Who was that Spaniard who went to Barcelona?

    • And who was it said Arteta was a dumb buy, wasn’t it the same analyst that claimed we’d lose to Citeh and put your house on Spain? Arf Arf,

      Yesterday was a day when a lucky team would have walked away with a 3 or 4 goal victory but I’ll take 1-0 all day.

    • He’ll be on here mouthing obscenities at you when he’s brave enough, then within 24 hours he’ll try and stir up an anti-Wenger debate. Tedious and predictable really. What a strike by Arteta though. 

  4. C’mon the Canaries!  Spuds are there for the taking.

  5. Well done Norwich. And well done Arsenal. Completely smashed City. Arteta was class, as was Sagna. Our squad is looking good. 2-3 more signings and next season could be a great one…

  6. Where’s DANTHESPUD when you need a laugh. It’s rumoured that twitchy will be offered the England job next week, that’ll be Sp*rs challenging for the europa league spot then.

  7. Well done The Canaries, great result.

    As an Englishman I really don’t want old ‘Arry as England manager.  Let him stay at Spuds and take them back to mid-table obscurity where they belong.

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