Jegbie's Journal - Our forwards aren't mobile enough

These are exciting times for Arsenal.

 

Tasty Champions League fixtures await us as does a semi final with Ch*vski at Wembley.

 

Our best players are coming back when other teams are getting tired and we seem to have upped our game a bit.

 

What a gutter that Theo Walcott got injured today - he draws people to him and that creates space, which would have been vital tomorrow.

 

I praise the Lord that we signed Andrey Arshavin – he has been the catalyst for us playing Wengerball and is pure class. Our team will now be built around Arshavin and Fabregas.

 

We need to concentrate on the league now – 4th place is a must and whatever anyone says inside or outside of Arsenal, failure to qualify for Champs League would be an utter disaster.

 

A win over the Geordies will give us a great chance to put daylight between us and Villa with some hard games coming up for both teams.

 

But Newcastle is not an easy place to go. There's an intense atmosphere and Michael Owen can always cause problems, even when half-fit.

 

We are capable of the win but we need to work harder than we did against Hull.

 

I would not play RvP in this match because I think he slows our game up too much.

 

With Arsh in the side, he looks to move forward and play teammates in – Nik Bendtner compliments him more than RVP.

 

Wenger has a big decision to make over whether RVP or Ade fit into the team that is being built. They're not mobile enough but both are hugely talented.

 

RvP thiks about himself too much - he has a tendency to be too selfish, while Ade needs to get out of the comfort zone, if only to prove to suitors that he's worth signing.

 

Summer will tell what Wenger thinks.

 

I'm not alone in thinking Eduardo could be the man to displace, but he's going to have some more niggles as he recovers from his ankle snap, so we can't rely on him too much yet.

 

I still feel we need a hard as nails DM to help Song out as when Fab is fit .. who is his best partner? Not Diaby, not Denilson (although he has done very well recently) – when Fab is back there will be real competition for places to partner him.

 

At the moment Arsene Wenger doesn’t know who his best 11 is. When Fab, Ed and Ade are back he will have a much better idea.