Writer: Brice Coffer
Date:Tuesday October 20 2009
Arsenal travel to Holland looking for their third win on the bounce in 2009 Champions League group play. The Dutch champions are rooted to the bottom of Group H after losing in Greece and drawing in Liege. Arsenal, on the other hand, have made a great turnaround after falling two goals behind during the first match in Liege and top the group. A win tomorrow would almost guarantee Arsenal a place in the lucrative knock-out stages.
Arsene praises van Persie in the Daily Mail, but the real story lies in Ronald Koeman's outline to beat Arsenal.
'Arsenal, therefore, have defects. We must take the initiative, dominate possession and take the chances that come our way."
I can't help but laugh. Dominate possession against Arsenal? Goonerholic gives a good view on Koeman's plan.
AZ are not in good form. They have lost five of their last eight matches. They need to do well in this match to get their domestic and European campaigns back on track. Fortunately for them, they have no injuries or suspensions to report.
Moussa is a young, talented winger who can make even the best defenders look like amateurs. Gibbs(or Clichy) and Sagna will have to be aware of Dembele's threats. Here is a video that shows what he can do.
Our injury rotation continues as Rosicky and Walcott are out, but Vela and Clichy return. Also, Fabianski and Nasri will play against the Wolves reserves on Wednesday. Bendtner, Djourou, Eduardo, and Denilson are still out.
The Spaniard will most likely return to the starting lineup since his recovery from the bubonic plague. It will be interesting to see how he responds to being dropped for several matches.
I can't see anything, but an Arsenal win. Alkmaar to dominate possession? Don't bet on it. We might play bad like we did in Liege, but even that should be enough to see off the Dutch champions.
25/10 (Sun) - West Ham (A) - Premier League
28/10 (Wed) - Liverpool (H) - Carling Cup
31/10 (Sat) - Tottenham (H) - Premier League
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Date:Tuesday October 20 2009
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