One thing I’ve noticed while enjoying T*tt*nh*m’s predictable struggle over recent weeks was how quickly players have been incorporated into their team.
Despite his goal against the might of Newcastle last night, Roman Pavlyuchenko has looked worth at least £12,000 and after his moaning about the speed and passion of the Premiership, I wouldn’t be surprised to see him have as glittering a career in England as Sergey Rebrov.
Of course, Arsène Wenger introduced Samir Nasri to the side for our first Premiership game, but two goals in three Premiership matches says it all for the winger.
We’ll find out later today whether Nasri is fit again after getting injured for France and I fully expect Theo Walcott to be unleashed against Hull City.
Manu Eboue played one of his best games for the club on the left of midfield against Bolton last week but is he the long term option there?
The names on everyone’s lips this week have been Carlos Vela and Jack Wilshire, and justifiably so.
While Wilshire still has a way to go before he can expect to figure in the Premiership on a regular basis, the same cannot be said for Vela.
If he’s good enough to take Real Madrid apart and good enough to be a centre-forward for the senior Mexico team, he’s good enough for us.
So with a tricky Champions League game against Porto coming up, why not let him start against Hull?
I can’t see Manu Adebayor being dropped and after his lacklustre start to the season, perhaps a confidence-boosting display against Hull is exactly what Robin van Persie needs to get into his rhythm.
So why not let Walcott start on the right and play Vela on the left, where he shone for Osasuna last season?
There’s no doubt his future is as a centre-forward, but in order to really get used to the pace and pressure of the Premiership, an outing against Hull at home while his confidence is up is just what Vela deserves after his stellar performance against Sheffield United.
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