Its been a good week for Arsenal, 2 victories inside of 4 days with 7 goals scored none conceded. The victory on Sunday was massive for Arsenal, no doubting that Boyata’a wreckless challenge and red card after 5 minutes put Arsenal in the control of the game, they could even afford the luxury of a rare missed penalty from their talisman Fabbers. The win at Middle Eastlands puts them handily placed 5 points behind Chelsea, up next is home tie with basement club West Ham which should almost certinately yield 3 points.
Wenger also made comments recently that they intend to take Carling Cup seriously this year and field a more experienced side, the likes of Walcott, Rosicky, Eboue and Bendtner started in last nights 4-0 demolition of Newcastle. Arsenal should rightly be favourites to win the Carling Cup and end their barren run of 5 years without a trophy. Of course, its the Premier League title which drives on Arsene’s team but a nice little trophy in March would boost confidence and help them push on in the title run in.
Its my opinion that Arsenal may not need to look for a top GK in January, current keeper Fabianski will make a top goalkeeper in time, he proved this with some vital stops against Citeh on Sunday. There is a great article here about Krzysztof Dowhan, the famous Polish goalkeeper coach who honed and developed Fabianski as a youngster, I hope that Wenger trusts him with the number 1 shirt for the rest of the season, Manual Almunia is just a disaster waiting to happen.
Arsenal have been my tip pre-season to wrestle the Premier League title from the blue side of West London and I still believe they will, I think every neutral fan would like to Arsene’s patience and persisitence in his methods pay off with a big trophy this season, the Carling Cup could well be a stepping-stone to domestic glory.