Arsenal’s form has been outstanding, for both the first team who have been impressive the league and the FA Cup, while the youngsters have been doing us proud in the Carling Cup.
The youngsters have the second leg of the Carling Cup semi final next week, having dug out an impressive draw at White Hart Lane. Arsenal do have 2 away goals but they only count after extra time so the kids will have to score a couple of goals to progress you feel.
And with the home crowd behind them there’s no reason why that can’t happen!
We play against our bogey team Bolton Wanderers on Sunday.
But since the turn of the year, Arsenal have beaten Charlton, Liverpool, Blackburn and Manchester United – all impressively – so should be full of confidence going into the FA Cup Fourth Round tie.
We do remain unbeaten at home and because the tie isn’t at the Reebok Stadium Arsenal should be able to impose their passing game but should we weary from conceding silly set-pieces and watch out for Anelka who always seems to do well against us.
It should be a great match anyway!
Well the next few months are going to be a real test for Arsenal. With losing Robin Van Persie on Sunday with a broken metatarsal which will keep him out for at least 6 weeks, the injuries have kept on coming.
Alexander Hleb injured his hamstring after coming on in the second half against Spurs and worst still was that Jeremie Aliadiere and Emmanuel Eboue picked up knocks as well.
But on the postive side, these injuries to first team players will give players like Baptista and others a chance to show what they’re made of.