Arsenal and Man City head list of Gameweek 6 questions
Another Gameweek comes to a close and we begin our preparations for Gameweek 6.
Arsenal and Man City will feature heavily in those preparations as both face enticing home fixtures against Bolton and Everton.
Arsenal can’t be ignored, despite their recent form. A home game with Bolton is a very nice fixture.
Bolton have lost their last 4 games, conceding 13 goals, and their defensive play has been woeful.
A lot of people have disregarded Arsenal as being awful, but look at their results, and they’ve still scored plenty of goals.
I still see potential in Arsenal’s attackers but would stay away from their defensive players.
I disagree with people who say Robin van Persie was poor against Blackburn.
He was statistically one of the most threatening players this Gameweek and can feel unlucky to only come away with one assist.
Robinson saved a couple of point blank efforts from the Dutchman, while Gervinho’s greed denied van Persie an almost certain goal when he failed to slot him in for a tap in.
Only Man United and Man City have had more attempts on goal this season, and Bolton are there for the taking.
So I personally believe we should keep faith with our Arsenal attackers.
The only worry is that Arsenal will be nervous and will face a lot of pressure in front of their own fans.
Man City are set to cause us plenty of rotation headaches.
They face a home game with Everton then travel to Germany 3 days later to face an excellent Bayern Munich side in the Champions League. That’s followed by a tricky trip to Blackburn.
Man City take on Birmingham on Wednesday in the Carling Cup so it’s possible the likes of Aguero, Dzeko, Nasri and Silva will rest for that one, increasing their chances of starting against Everton.
But there will inevitably be an element of doubt over City’s stars this weekend, whether they start the match, or the fear of being sacrificed early, so handing a Man City player the captaincy could be a risky business!
Let’s hope Mancini offers us clues into his thinking before the deadline!