By Avenell Dave
There are so many ifs and buts going into the double-header we now face against Bolton Wanderers.
They were the team that effectively ended our title challenge a few years ago, clawing themselves back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 and taking Lauren and Freddie Ljungberg out of the equation for good measure.
Recently, perhaps coinciding with Gary Megson’s reign, the Trotters have turned from Bogeymen to rich pickings for the Gunners.
We’ve done the double over them in the last two seasons but a new manager brings new belief.
Megson may not have gained the affection of the fans but he actually hadn't done too badly.
The Trotters, though languishing in 18th in the table, only lost once in his lst six games and the Reebok is never a nice place to go.
Owen Coyle will continue no doubt, what he did at Burnley, and get his side playing attractive football but hopefully that transformation will leave the team uncertain as to his new vision when we play them on Sunday.
More troubling for us is who will play, particularly in midfield.
At the moment it's mainly a case of one in and one out as far as injuries are concerned. Will we ever see light at the end of the tunnel?
I still think Arsene Wenger will sign a forward before the deadline- especially with news that Theo Walcott's travails continue to hamper his pursuit of a sustained run in the side.
But with Denilson injured again, we're lacking a ball winner, something that could be vital in the next couple of games.
Can Abou Diaby do the job? Probably not, because he always has a tendency to attack, leaving Aaron ramsey most likely to be asked to hold.
The Welshman was indifferent against Everton but that's to be expected and he will learn every game.
What we can't have is a situation where Cesc Fabregas stays back because he feels he needs to cover, nullifying the great damage he can do in a forward position.
After the disappointment of drawing against Everton, which I've already said was actually one point gained, getting three points becomes even more vital.
We need Manuel Almunia to cope with the aerial bombardment that will come his way - and if you believe he can cope with that, you've been watching a different game to me lately.
Keep believing Addicts - this could be another weekend of glory!
Sagna Gallas Vermaelen Traore
Fabregas Ramsey Diaby
Nasri Eduardo Arshavin