The International Break is really starting to drag on. While it was nice to see Australia edge microscopically close to a World Cup place after beating Uzbekistan, I can’t deny that watching my home country play in games like that just doesn’t give me the same rush as a typical Arsenal game.
The good news is that the next Arsenal game is edging ever closer as the squad returns from all parts of the world to prepare for Saturday’s clash with Manchester City. It looks like we’ll be missing Nicklas Bendtner, Robin van Persie and Abou Diaby for the trip but Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor and Eduardo will return.
Cesc is lacking match fitness but both Adebayor and Eduardo scored for their respective countries and will be desperate to stake their claim for a starting spot in the (probable) absence of Bendtner and van Persie. Aside from that it’s likely to be a fairly balanced side with the usual suspects in defence and the excellence of Andrey Arshavin and Samir Nasri on the wings. More will surely be confirmed by Arsene Wenger in tomorrow’s pre-game press conference.
Aside from that I’ve not got much more to say except that “I want Arsenal!”
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