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Teams News: Arsenal vs West Ham

For the past month I`ve been talking about how the best way to bounce back from defeat is to get on with the next game as quickly as possible.

Well after a pretty horrific January, and the latest loss to Chelsea, we have only had to wait a couple of days for the next match courtesy of a rearranged fixture vs. West Ham. However the result tonight is no longer just about bouncing back, it`s about trying to save our season.

As it stands we`re closer to the bottom of the league (in terms of points rather than positions) than we are to the top, and we`re a hefty 7 points behind our great North London rivals. Tonight`s game however is our game in hand, and 3 points would bridge that gap a little.

Of course the gap isn`t even as close to being as wide as it was last year, but the possibility of The Spuds making a big an arse of it as they did then is remote to say the least …. Even if history does paint a different picture.

So let`s check out the starting XI and bench for this all important game.

Arsenal team: Szczesny, Sagna, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Gibbs, Ramsey, Wilshere, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud.

Arsenal subs: Mannone, Koscielny, Jenkinson, Santos, Frimpong, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin.

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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Wednesday January 23 2013
Time: 7:09PM

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Sajit
23/01/2013 19:17:00
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Started well (guess WHU isn't a "top side", so we can start well). Ramsey must cut out the frequency with which he loses the ball in dangerous situations.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 19:50:00
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What a nasty challenge on Jack there. And the commentator goes "one nasty challenge apiece". Morons.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 19:54:00
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I feared the worst after conceding early, can't afford to be slow out of the traps against these mugs. But the boys did well after that. Decent half and a sweet strike from Podolski. I'll be disapointed if we don't go on to win this now.
Rocky7
23/01/2013 20:41:00
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The worry for me is no game changers on our bench. Not sure how fit the Ox is. Arshavin, maybe? Hopefully, we don't need the services of a game changer.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 20:46:00
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It is rocking at the Emirates! Great football.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 20:58:00
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I will say it. Ramsey has been our stand out performer today. Of course, some will disagree but I thought he kept control of the midfield better than he has done in a while. Good job lad.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 21:22:00
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I thought Rambo was great, but Podolski with 1 goal and 3 assists on top of a great performance means he takes my MOTM.
Rocky7
23/01/2013 21:52:00
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MoTM would be Poldi, Ramsey did a job out there in the middle today; make no mistake about it. He covered every blade of grass and appeared to dictate the tempo when we initiate our attacks from deep. I guess all the players shined, to be fair. Very sweet 3 points.
Naijagunner
23/01/2013 21:59:00
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Hard working players with desire and hunger for the game like Podolski and Giroud can only be a great example for the rest of the team. Even if I had doubts about Giroud's quality, there is no doubt if he continues to work as hard as he does he will continue to get dividends, and he'll only continue to get better as he goes on, Podolski may get tired occassionally, but a proper player. I think with these two old heads and players like Wilshere working their socks off, soon the days will be gone when Arsenal players were known as lazy and unable to see a game out. Can already see the effect as players like Ramsey start to pull their socks up.
Arsenales F.C
23/01/2013 22:07:00
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