Could Welbz Be Dat Buy?
After two weeks without good football, during which we were forced to settle with lesser football, good football returns to the football schedule as Arsenal Football Club host Manchester City Football Club for a game of football. I’m not really expecting good football as it’s still fairly early in the season and both teams could very easily spin a boring draw as a good result.
The mighty Arsenal could hand a first start to Manchester United legend Danny Welbeck, signed on deadline day for a bargain £16m. Fresh off the back of firing two goals past European heavyweights Switzerland, Welbeck will be looking to impress his beloved new fans.
Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger, gave an interview yesterday in which he squashed rumours surrounding Welbeck’s arrival. Wenger said:
“I am delighted to be able to welcome Danny to the club. We’ve been following him for a while and all our scouts have been telling me that without doubt Welbz is dat guy.”
The Frenchman also said that rumours of Ivan Gazidis sneaking Welbeck into the club behind his back were “A load of horseshit made up by people looking to make a story out of nothing.”
Arsenal could welcome back England’s best left-back Kieran Gibbs, who’s been out for a few weeks with little bit niggle, as well as Mikel Arteta, who refused to play for three weeks until he’d had a much-needed hair cut.
I’m expecting the 4-3-3 /4-1-4-1 to stay for this game as the extra deeper midfielder could be useful in the big games. City will be aware of Arsenal’s previous early volatility in games and we should expect them to come at us early.
It’ll be fast and physical and we have to be both confident and cautious. There’ll be no room for sitting back and no room for unnecessarily risky passes. It’s a fine line to tread, but something that really tests a team’s maturity.
I never usually predict Arsenal games out of superstition. I broke that rule last time by predicting a win over Leicester, so this week I’m going to say that I think we’ll see City win 12-0.
My team would be:
Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Gibbs, Arteta, Ramsey, Cazorla, Özil, Alexis, Welbeck.
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