Play Fantasy Arsene Wenger - we owe Sp*rs after last year

By Avenell Dave

Well, there's no doubt about it, this is one of the games we all look forward to, taking on greater significance after T*tt*nh*m's start to the season.

It didn't take long, did it, for their players to start spouting off about how much better than us they are, but more of that elsewhere today.

The fact is, while they aren't really rivals this year any more than in the last decade, we have had a few bitter results against them in recent memory.

The 5-1 defeat at Shite H*rt L*ne may have been in the Carling Cup with a few kids playing, but it's a result Le Boss shouldn't have let happen.

I almost ripped my chair out last season when we let a comfortable lead slip at home, let alone conceding four to them, and hopefully that will be all the focus we need to put indifferent results behind us on Saturday.

The big question is whether Manuel Almunia should start, and the media seems to think he will.

Arsene Wenger hinted that he knows who his number one goalkeeper is but would not say, so I expect to see Almunia back tomorrow or his Arsenal career is finished.

That said, I'm going to stick my neck out and still go with Mannone, who I keep maintaining is a better long term prospect.

Other than that, the team picks itself.

Samir Nasri played the 90 minutes on Wednesday mainly to build up his fitness and I expect him to come in, hopefully for Diaby, although it could be further forward on the right.

This is the sort of game we really need Tomas Rosicky and I'm gutted he is still out. He makes a real difference and it's no coincidence his absence has led to a wobble.

Eduardo wasn't on fire on Wednesday but I still think he brings something to the team, including goal poaching.

If Ledley King or Jonathan Woodgate fail to recover from their perennial injuries, this could be a great day for us Addicts.

We need to remind a few of them, clearly, where they truly sit in the big scheme of things, so I expect us to shove it down their throats tomorrow lunchtime.

Addict XI


Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Clichy

    Song Fabregas Nasri

     Arshavin RvP Eduardo

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