From Bolivia to Montenegro, from France to Egypt, from the New Zealand to the Qatar, the FIFA qualifiers have wetted our football apetite. Club football returns this weekend.
The Arsenal admirals have returned to base and are gearing up to face relegation-bound Reading in a bid to continue the chase for the infamous UCL-spot Cup. Reading have a new chief and he should start at the emirates.
I dont have a share of Wenger’s economic nor coaching brains but I would try to figure out his starting 11.
Despite his father’s outburst, Sczesny may return in goal for the gunners with fabianski relegated to the bench. The back 4 would be unchanged with Jenkenson, BFG, Kos and Monreal holding fort. Gibbs may feature.
Rested Arteta should start, alongside Ramsey and Cazorla in the middle. I would have loved Rosicky to replace santi but the mozart lord had a full 90mins for Czech unlike Cazorla.
Podolski should return to the starting 11 with walcot injured. The Ox would hoof and poof on the right while Giroud would complete the trio. Dont be surprised if Gervinho starts.
No matter who starts, Arsenal need a convincing win to increase pressure on Spurs and Chelsea. We can repeat the outcome of the first leg but 4-0 by half-time wont be tolerated like the League cup game.
This should be a sure 3 points, clean sheet and riot on the royals. I hope Spurs, toffees and blues stutter.