Having got a point away from Ewood Park and all the 3 points from White Hart Lane, the next big challenge comes at Upton Park, later today. Are they up to it? On current form yes, but it will be a difficult place to come away with all the 3 points. So this is the challenge that this new brigade faces.
It is very important for the Gunners to keep the momentum going as the other big three are playing comparatively easy opposition this weekend – Chelsea at home to Fulham, Man Utd away to Birmingham and Liverpool away to Wigan. I think Fulham has played some engrossing football this season with some high scoring draws. That should be an interesting match at Stamford bridge. So Arsenal need to win this match to keep that points lead against these opposition, which makes this match against the Hammers very important.
On team news, the good news is that Eboue is back and I would love to see the combination with Sagna on the right flank. Lets hope they combine well to give some goals from thats side. So I think the team would look like this for this match.
Sagna Toure Senderos Clichy
Eboue Fabregas Gilberto Hleb
van Persie Adebayor
We might see Bendtner coming in, in the latter stages of the game. I am in Bangkok this weekend and hence would be trying to catch the excitement here. Go Gunners