Friday, March 5, 2010

Arsenal v Burnley [Match Preview]

The Gunners who are yet to score in the opening 15 minutes of a home
match this present campaign, will be desperate to end this infamous record against Burnley

Arsenal will be without Alex Song who's currently serving a suspension and Aaron
Ramsey who unfortunately paid the price for our victory at the
Britannia almost a week ago.

The Emirates in my opinion isn't a venue Burnley would've wished for
at a time every point is essential for the sustainability of Arsenal's
title pursuit.

The last time Burnley beat Arsenal at home was nearly four decades ago -
Arsene Wenger's team will love to keep it so.
Meanwhile, Saturday's fixture against Burnley couldn't have come at
a more appropriate time with reference to our current injury crisis.
The potential relegation candidate (Burnley) has the worst away
record in the Epl's history, picking just one point on their numerous
trips from a possible 42, and conceding more away goals than any
other team in the Premier League.

The genuinity of our title pursuit depends on our ability to withstand
whatever peeble or rock (as the case might be) is thrown at us. We've
been empathizing with Ramsey, now is the time for his team mates to
show the kid, what they've learnt from Eduardo's experience.
We've been though a lot this season (injuries). I'm glad we recovered in time to show uncommon strength
and maturity at Stoke last weekend, but we are gonna need more firepower if we are to keep our title flame burning,
hopefully Arshavin and Diaby will prove their relevance to the squad
on Saturday.
A four goal win for the Gunners will definately catapult them to the
summit of the Epl log, albeit briefly pending our rivals results.

Can Cesc Fabregas equal Pires's record of 14 goals tomorrow?
See you soon . . .