So the football resumes tonight – with Arsenal hosting Cardiff City at the Emirate – and that means the blog is back too. Did you miss me?
In truth I had a highly tumultuous weekend. The fun of Mama Fry’s 50th on Saturday was ruined by subsequent food poisoning I dealt with for the rest of the weekend. Two full days of vomiting and other garbage was not exactly how I intended to spend my weekend, and in truth it will be something of a miracle if I stay awake for the Arsenal game.
Tonight’s game will be interesting for a couple of reasons. The long-awaited return of Eduardo is the obvious draw card while a place in the next round and a seemingly simple path to at least the semi-finals is another. Most supporters agree that the FA Cup is our best chance at silverware this season and as such I’m hoping Arsene Wenger doesn’t do too much rotating.
Lukasz Fabianski will return to the side while I would like to see Johan Djourou restored to the starting side at centre-back. The lack of midfield numbers means Alex Song, Denilson and Samir Nasri are all likely to start although the manager could recall the likes of Aaron Ramsey or even Jack Wilshere if need be. Up top it’s sure to be Robin van Persie and Nicklas Bendtner.
All in all it’s a team more than capable of beating Cardiff, particularly at home. A win is a must if we want to keep realistic hopes of a trophy alive this season and that should be motivation enough for the Arsenal boys to get the job done.
Anyway, I’m off to have some more Gatorade and eat some food that *fingers crossed* won’t repeat on me. Wish me luck.
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