Arsenal Needs to Beat Manchester City

Arsenal’s eight point difference over 4th place has now been cut to 2 after Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Swansea. Chelsea plays Wigan and can also come within 2 points of 4th. Keeping that in mind, Arsenal plays Manchester City, who will be looking only for a win, to try and keep 3rd place. The table could start to turn in Chelsea and Newcastle’s favor unless we win the 3 points.

Arsenal were on a very, very good run, winning 7 straight against teams that were rather good. Liverpool (a), Newcastle, Tottenham, Aston Villa, Sunderland (a), Blackburn, and Everton (a) were all great wins, but then we went to a QPR team that was struggling in 18th place. They may have had slight hopes after coming behind to beat Liverpool 3-2, but most people would have expected Arsenal to win. Maybe Arsenal was becoming complacent, but it was a big 3 points dropped in my opinion. Arsenal really needs to put that game behind them and continue their good form.

Manchester City is on a rather bad form of late, dropping points in three of their last 4 games, including two draws off the back against Stoke and Sunderland. Manchester City is a team that doesn’t look to have any chemistry between any of the players, as they seem to hate each other. Balotelli is a bad player in the dressing room but should not be given too much space. He doesn’t have a high work rate so I don’t expect him to be much of a struggle to our defence. We need to worry more about the likes of Tevez!, Aguero, and Silva.

Arsenal have been scoring goals lately, which is good, however I feel that we need to be more dynamic in our passing and shooting. Van Persie hasn’t scored a goal in his last 3 games but has seemed to be fairly active and unlucky in all of them. Walcott is on a good run of form and I expect him to maybe grab a sneaky one against his England team-mate.

Arsene Wenger needs to get his lineup right if he is going to challenge City’s defence. That means NO Ramsey on left wing. I am hoping for a lineup like this: Szczesny, Gibbs, Vermaelen, Koscielny, Sagna, Arteta, Song, Rosicky, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Van Persie, Waclott

The bottom line is:

  • Arsenal needs 3 points to distance themselves from Chelsea and Newcastle.
  • We need to win to get more confidence into going into the last parts of the season.
  • 5 points above gives us a major boost.

Also take a look at the new leaked Arsenal home 12-13


5 thoughts on “Arsenal Needs to Beat Manchester City

  1. The Gunners can win any team without Chamakh, Djourou and Ramsey. If they play against City tomorrow, we will not win. If Wenger loses his mind tomorrow and pick them, well, trouble for us!

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