Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Greedy Badger wins title -Giroud's red card appeal -Gervinho through the middle!

Morning Gooners.

I have to admit not watching it. I couldn't bare to see all those players I despise so much celebrate with so much joy after winning the title with the greedy badger in their team.

What I was pleased about was that they wrapped it all up before turning up at the Grove on Sunday. I'd have hated them winning it at our place. We've had the experience of winning the league at Anfield, Old Trafford and White Hart Lane. It's what we do, win the league on enemy soil.

I've no qualms about us giving them a guard of honour when they step out onto the pitch. That's what we do. We're classy. We're respectful as a club. But once the referee's whistle goes, all we want out of that game is three points.

And lets not forget that we've got a target of our own to achieve between now and the end of the season. To finish as close to the Champions as possible. And second isn't out of the question. We're just four points behind City, although they have a game in hand. But who knows how they're going to react to being dispossessed of their crown.

The importance to Olivier Giroud to this team is of such importance that Arsene Wenger has decided to appeal to the FA over his sending off at Fulham. I guess the manager feels it's worth a go. Giroud's challenge is in no way malicious. But I don't see the decision being overturned. Could the appeal be deemed frivolous by the FA, resulting in an extra game being added to the three matches the Frenchman will automatically miss? Maybe, but it's clearly a gamble worth taking.

I guess the manager sees it as worth a chance. If the ban isn't overturned, we're going to miss Giroud for three matches anyway. He'll just miss the Newcastle game if the appeal is deemed frivolous as well.

That will give whoever - Gervinho - it is that replaced Giroud more chance to impress and get a run of games as the team's centre forward.  Anyway, we'll find out later today what the FA will do with the appeal and whether we'll need to change our tactics ahead of this weekend.

Not much else going on today, so I'll leave it there. Back tomorrow with more.

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