In the dying minutes of the shameful 2-1 defeat to Swansea at the Emirates, he ran upfront aiming add pressure to back-line and maybe grab a goal. For reasons best known to the gods, Cech picked up a hamstring injury in the process is reported to be out for about 4 weeks.
It was another twist to the pain of supporting Arsenal in their quest to win the Premier League, give Barcelona a fight and win the FA Cup. The twist gives opportunity to David Ospina who have warmed the bench this season. The manager and Cech has faith in the Colombian but will he keep a clean sheet at White Hart Lane?
Arsenal have taken a nosedive in their last 3 games, conceding 7 goals (with two rash teenage ones) and losing all 3 of those games. Losing to a depleted Manchester United side and a 2nd string Swansea side. The boos and jeers were loud at the Emirates when the final whistle was heard in the last game.
The Gunners have another chance to redeem themselves. A victory will send a sense of believe and begin another wave of hope towards the title. A defeat to Spurs will signal the end of the campaign and the beginning of the infamous 4th place trophy. With 10 games to go, everything is mathematically possible – Although football is not.
It is derby and there will be no love. Rosicky will not be there to score his beauties against Spurs. Flamini will most likely be on the bench unless Wenger decides to take some wrap of some stuffs from the corner down the lane. Spurs have done well this season but we just have to celebrate St. Totteringham day this season.
Expected line-up: Ospina, Metersacker, Gabriel, Bellerin, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Campbell, Ozil, Sanchez and Welbeck. Over to you Wenger. How do you want your 20th year to remembered as?
Arsenal need any kind of victory, be it 10-9 0r 1-0.