Arshavin set for debut against Sunderland

According to we will be seeing the Russian playmaker make his debut against Sunderland this weekend. Last week he was benched against Tottenham where we drew 1-1, in the end with Eboue being stupidly sent of Wenger took no risks on making his entrance then.

Wenger stated himself  “he will definately be involved” against sunderland, but as we have heard before and have been told, we shouldn’t expect to much from the playmaker as he will just be adapting into english football.

We all know in time no doubt he will help the team tremendously with his capability to score and add that extra bit of creativity.  He could be our answer to all problems. Lets all pray that he is!

AFC Blog wishing him good luck on his debut – join the forum over at: Goonerforum

3 Responses to Arshavin set for debut against Sunderland

  1. Gapuchi says:

    why Johan Djourou and Carlos Vela should start against Sunderland are: Kenwyn Jones will be playing. Emmanuel Eboue is our only other option on the wing. Well, the second is not strictly true, but if the manager¿s pre-match comments are anything to go by then it seems unlikely that Andrey Arshavin will start. That leaves Vela or Eboue and for me it¿s a no-brainer. Do you pick the player who ran Cardiff ragged on the left on Monday or the man who let everyone down against Tottenham and has struggled for form all season? It¿s not a hard choice.The decision to play Djourou should be even more clear-cut for Wenger. The pairing of William Gallas and Kolo Toure is simply too short to deal with the power of Kenwyn Jones needs to be dealt with. In my eyes Djourou is the man for the job. The rest of the team picks itself. Eduardo¿s unfortunate – but minor – injury means that Nicklas Bendtner will partner Robin van Persie up front, although that was likely to be the case regardless of the Crozilian¿s availability. Gael Clichy should return in place of Kieran Gibbs while the midfield is likely to consist of Alex Song, Denilson, Samir Nasri and (hopefully) Vela. Sunderland are in decent form and have some nice attackers in their side, so the result is far from a formality despite our home advantage. The major talking point of the day will undoubtedly be the debut of Arshavin and Wenger has confirmed that he will definitely play a part. To expect him to have a tangible impact in his first game would be a little unfair, but I¿m extremely excited to see what sort of performance he puts in if he gets on the pitch. Like every game coming up in the next two months, Saturday¿s game is must-win. Confidence will be high after the 4-0 drubbing of Cardiff and if the likes of van Persie, Bendtner and Nasri can continue their good form then our boys are likely to come away with a win.

  2. SuperBobbyPires says:

    Manchester United beat Fulham 3 – 0 to go 5 points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table. Coupled with that stat, United are now 15 points clear of us.

    If anything is more glaringly obvious, it is that our title challenge is well and truly dead. Our recent form, although we haven’t lost recently, has had too many draws and as I touched on yesterday, 3 games ago, I’d say we were in with a shout. Three draws later and it’s looking ominous. Ominous for the title, precarious for the top four. We travel to Sunderland this weekend and nothing but a win can do. Anything but a win and we are really staring at 5th and 6th.

    So, the call to the team is not to be upset that we’re so far behind… but to start the season from Saturday. We have 13 games until the end of the season. We still have to play Liverpool away, United away and Chelsea at home. At a minimum we have to claw back 6 points on Chelsea and 9 on Villa. Yes, we need other teams to slip up, but we also need to start playing with swagger and style, confidence and ability.

    The re-introduction of Eduardo into our team, plus the performances of Vela, coupled with the Arshavin signing and the return from injury of Cesc and Walcott should give us enough impetuous to push on for the last couple of months of the season. Monday’s game was like no other game I have seen this season. We were incensed, we were passionate, we wanted it. The same again on Saturday is the order of the day.

  3. Gooner says:

    He definately has to give Vela a start, we’ve seen how well he can do from the game at cardfiff. Just needs to risk and give him a chance.

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