Saturday, 22 November 2008

Arsenal preview

Two teams, defined by physical and mental weakness, unable to hold on to a lead, with no Plan B when the Brazil 1970 stuff doesn't come off, with no answer to physical strength or tenacity, with a captains who divide opinion, etc etc etc.

Whether we're described as 'a rich man's Arsenal', 'Arsenal Lite' or 'just a shit Arsenal', it's a comparison we've heard a lot - and rightly so. It fits. So we might get to see a great display of attractive football this afternoon. Leads will be won and thrown away, tackles will not be made, set pieces will go undefended.

But rather than play to our strengths in the knowledge that this is a game we won't get kicked out of, Hughes has stuck with Vassell over Elano. And Hart's playing!

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