Monday, 13 May 2013

Making Peace with the week of "Shit or Bust"

I've made peace with whatever is going to happen for the rest of the season. On the looks of it you'd expect 6 points from teams that are either struggling or have just expended themselves in a cup final. Or both. But this is Arsenal so we can only go one game at a time and set us up for another vomit inducing 90 minutes on Sunday. The miserable part of m (99.9 percent now you ask) has come to the conclusion that there's really been no twists this time around, both Chelsea and Tottenham have done what they expected to do and both came from a goal down to win, albeit aided by the other side going down to 10. Does the twist lie with Wigan? Are they spent after Saturday's exploits and a hearty congratulations to them for doing that too btw. Do they now have immeasurable momentum?  Will Arsenal turn up? When will I run out of questions?

If we take a look at the bigger picture, there's a nagging doubt that THIS might finally be the year both of those things we never think about happen. I've squared this up in my own mind by saying it's akin to when Glastonbury takes a year off to let the ground recover and to build the festival up in people's mind. Try it. It kinda helps.

I'm writing this early Monday morning before Arsene does his media session so I have no clue what shape we're in fitness wise. Giroud is still banned so I'd imagine Podolski continues but you can see his ankle is holding him back. The other options are Theo or Gervinho. Theo has been pretty much hijacking the centre forward role in previous games and Gervinho is just Gervinho. I always think Gervinho would be a better player if he knew what he was going to do, let alone the rest of us.

Two left to go. It's in our hands. We don't need any favours. We've been here and done this before. Let's do it

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