A really big match for us after the defeat to Seville. We need to show that we're not about to fold after one defeat and have the ability to carry on winning after a defeat, like United did last season after a defeat. It will be a tough game, as Villa have won 5 on the trot and are doing very well this season, but I think you'd have to go back a few years for Villa's last win over us. This isn't a ground, or team that we have struggled to beat recently as Muse said they aren't a Blackburn or Bolton.
I am absolutely gutted that we are still without Robin. We have missed him badly imo and with him in the team it means that we don't have to play 4-5-1 and also no Eboue. Clichy is a massive loss if he isn't playing, as he is one of the reasons I am not worried about Young or Gabby, as I know he has the pace and defensive ability to cope with either of them. I can't see Hleb playing and obviously he is a massive loss, as he has been great for us this season and we will again need Rosicky to step up to the plate and provide that creativity and probably a winning goal. I would rather not risk Cesc if he isn't above 90% as there are a lot bigger cames to come during the month than this. I would line up like this:
Sagna Toure Gallas Clichy
Walcott Flamini Denilson Rosicky
If Clichy doesn't make it then I would move Sagna to left back and play Hoyte at right back. Eboue is also a lot more likely to play than Theo, but I have hope that Wenger see's sense. The big plus is no Senderos and having Gallas back as the difference in quality is amazing. Captain fantastic will need to produce another big performance in a game where his leadership qualities will be tested. We need Ade to be lethal in front of goal and not have a day where he is going to miss 4-5 chances before he scores. I disagree with the majority of gooners who have given him stick over the past month and I am confident he can have a good game. Eduardo deserves a chance up front and after the poor performance against Sevilla where we played 4-5-1 hopefully Wenger finally realises that he should go back to 4-4-2 and put Eduardo up front, as if he gets a chance he is more than likely to score.
It feels strange saying it, but I would be delighted to see Flamini return to the first team, as Gily was truly awful on Tuesday. I haven't seen him play that bad before and having Flamini back will be a real boost. Denilson hasn't been at his best recently, but he is a brilliant passer of the ball and can provide that creativity that we need in the middle of the park.
I am going for 2-0 to the Arsenal Kolo and Adebayor.
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