The bad news that Robin Van Persie will be joined by William Gallas as a “doubt” for tomorrow’s game away at Everton is a big blow. I said on here hours before the Portsmouth game that you might fancy a cheeky punt on Arsenal having a clean sheet with Portsmouth now failing to score 6 times out of the last 7 games at home.
Everton are a good team at home (6-1-2) and have been in good form recently. With Gallas out I think they may be as tough Portsmouth, even though Everton’s home form is highly superior to Portsmouth record of 2-6-1…with Everton winning 5 out of their last 6 games at home.
Our away record of late has been slipping, with a draw at Portsmouth, a loss at Middlesbrough, a draw at Newcastle and a win at Aston Villa where to be honest we were lucky to get all three points. That is 5 points from a possible 12 and has been the reason for our minor slip at the top of the table. Let’s hope we can get things back on track tomorrow…with a change in the starting eleven possible with Wenger wanting to rotate at this hectic time of the season.
Possible players to come in include Bendtner, Eduardo, Walcott or Diaby…However, I won’t be surprised if Wenger goes with the same 5 in midfield as he has for the last few games in:
Rosicky, Flamini, Fabregas, Eboue and Hleb as a loitering man just behind Adebayor. Any more team news will be up soon and don’t forget you can watch this game and other premiership matches from the live stream page.