I would be missing the FA cup match against Newcastle for sure but I can only hope Arsenal beat them fair and square and do not extend the this round to the replay. That would add another match in what could turn out to be an eventful February for the club. There has been a lot of doubts raised in many an Arsenal fan’s mind on whether this team can go the full distance in the league. It is time to answer those questions and many others now.
We play Newcastle again on Tuesday in the Premier League and that match would be a more significant 3 points definitely but entry into the next round of FA cup would be an admirable result, given that Wenger might not start his full strength team as his priorities are going to be the league and the Champions League. But this is an important coming at the back of a thrashing from Tottenham in the Carling Cup. So a win is a good way to bury that bad memory of White Hart Lane.
The more shocking news of the day has been the injury to Toure in the African Nations Cup. A complete analysis of his injury has not been done and we will know in the next 24 hours if he will be fit to continue in the tournament or if he would be fit for the Champions League match against Milan in February end. Toure has been a rock at the defence for Arsenal and he has been sorely missed especially with Senderos also getting injured. Arsenal need him badly for the rest of the Premier League if we are to pose any challenge to MU.