Arsenal – Villa Preview; Tough one, this

If you look at this game on paper, it looks like it’s all over for us even before we kick off, doesn’t it?
And to be honest, I suspect that’s about right, as in my heart of hearts, I don’t feel we’re going to get anything out of it.
Even the bookies, who are generally correct most of the time, rate us as having practically no chance whatsoever; I’m currently seeing odds as low as 9/2 on for Arsenal and 13/1 for a Villa win for example.
So an Arsenal win’s in the bag then.
Or is it?

There are some factors in our favour though, that make that 13/1 worth a couple of quid as a punt, in my opinion (not that I’m a betting man really and I’m not encouraging gambling at all).
First, we actually have a very decent record over recent years at the Emirates.
I’m sure many will remember some of Gabby’s goals and it seems he’s fit and will again be a threat with his pace.
Christian Benteke has scored three goals in four appearances against Arsenal.
And we’re actually quite difficult to score against, if the defence is playing well.

Then again, lately, we’ve struggled to score. Let’s not forget we’re just shy of nine hours playing time in the Prem without a goal. I’m going to turn that around though and say that the longer we go without scoring, the more likely we have to be to score, surely?
Hence, I’m expecting us to get a goal.

The big question for me, is how is Lambert going to play this one?
I’d expect Sinclair to at least play and he’ll probably start, else why buy a wide player, if Lambert isn’t looking to add width?
So who loses out?
As per usual, I don’t have a clue how Lambert sees things, so I’ll just see on the day.

Team news?

Gabby’s fit, but we still have Cole, Vlaar and Sendoros out.
Arsenal have Wellbeck as a possible, but doubtful.

So how do I see things panning out?

Well, I’ve tried to be optimistic and although I think we’ll score one, I can’t see us getting the result we want.
It’s got to be a 2-1 loss, I’m afraid.

You just never know though and I’ll have my fingers crossed.

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  1. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson February 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm .

    Benteke is like a cart horse, that slow , well its miserable days ahead can we say more.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 February 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm .

      Get your maps put to find where the championship grounds are. Benteke isn’t worth ten Bob on this showing – we would do better without him on the pitch as we’re effectively playing with ten men. Apart from Clark and Gil, the rest were a wast of space.

      And – wait for it ………….. Another new record for our manager. The first time in the whole of our history that we have gone six league games without a goal Shame on everyone connected with the club.

      1. #HELENIUS
        #HELENIUS February 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm .

        10 men……that many??

    2. #HELENIUS
      #HELENIUS February 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm .

      Please Bill explain when he had an opportunity to show his speed??

  2. turv32
    turv32 February 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm .

    5 now,we are a shambles… Satn collymore has called us guttless

  3. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson February 1, 2015 at 3:19 pm .

    5 fucking goals

  4. GIDDYVILLAN
    GIDDYVILLAN February 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm .

    -30 this time next week we’re fucking SHITE

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 February 1, 2015 at 3:23 pm .

      Giddy – if only we were that good!

  5. #HELENIUS
    #HELENIUS February 1, 2015 at 3:25 pm .

    Lol. At least most of you lot will be happy. Will have plenty to whine about.

    It was attrocious, nobody played well and don’t get any easier next. Lambert’s not going to get sacked to can you please please please stop filling the feed with it!!!! You won’t get him sacked on here!!!

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 February 1, 2015 at 4:08 pm .

      H. I don’t enjoy moaning and gave tried to keep a balanced perspective. Objectively we are a very poor side and at present I can’t see anyway that we can avoid the drop. We’ve now amassed 12 points from the last 19 games and failed to score in at least 11 of those; by far the worst record of any club in the EPL. If you can tell me how we are going to survive then my liver, at least, would have a chance!

  6. billys boots
    billys boots February 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm .

    what was it fox said “like tossing a coin” yes please take this man away from my club

    1. DSVilla
      DSVilla February 1, 2015 at 4:28 pm .

      Tossing a coin means 50/50 chance. I would take that over what we have now.

  7. GIDDYVILLAN
    GIDDYVILLAN February 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm .

    Forget the league table we don’t even deserve to be on it,we’re by far the worst team

    1. villa1996
      villa1996 February 1, 2015 at 3:34 pm .

      Well that’s it then lads were gone no way back for us thank you Lerner and fox not sacking lambert gonna cost you big time haha

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath February 1, 2015 at 3:54 pm .

      Even Jamie Carragher is appalled where the club are. It’s disgusting and hope we do go down its what we deserve. Scored 11 goals all season it’s humiliating. Until lerner and lamberk got his is as good as it gets. Anyone defending lamberk is seriously deranged imo

  8. steve
    steve February 1, 2015 at 3:37 pm .

    Each year I look at the goal difference. The worst nearly always go down. We are now THE worst.
    I ĺook at our team and think we have a lot of good players. What we don’t have is any leadership, tactical nouse nor motivation.
    I agree Lambert won’t be sacked but he should have been.
    on the Tele it just showed that off all the 92 clubs we have the fewest goals with 11 the next lowest is wav with 20.
    We are a joke.

  9. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum February 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm .

    GD matters at the top. Next weeks game could seriously see us on -25. Hull must even fancy 3 points against us.
    Another record Lambert. You complete ****.

  10. patrick c walsh
    patrick c walsh February 1, 2015 at 3:44 pm .

    Sorry I was wrong. It wasn’t a light at the end of the tunnel after all but a bloody big artic that’s just squashed us like roadkill.

    Is there any way we can just apply for relegation now and put ourselves out of this misery?

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