Arsenal look to exploit Toffees soft centre to sweeten league challenge

By Graham McNorthbank

Arsenal won a hard fought game against Wolves on Wednesday in what I believe could be the making of our season IF we can now build on it.

But it's November and we all know that the 11th month is not our favourite.

Nevertheless a trip to Merseyside this weekend is an opportunity to keep the pressure on at the top of the table and with unbeaten Man United away to Villa and Chelsea hosting Sunderland we should assume the teams ahead of us will take maximum points, making it crucial that we do likewise.

Having drawn half of their games so far this season, Everton could be a tricky proposition. Their defence is just as leaky as the Gunners with 11 conceded to date, but we've almost scored double the number o goals that the Toffees have (24 compared to 13) so on paper at least we should have the firepower to beat them.

But football doesn't work like that.

And it's November.

From a positive point of view, the injury situation is improving, if you ignore defence, so hopefully our squad members will be picking up their game in an effort to be selected by Le Prof.

In saying that, there isn't much room to manoeuvre at the back so i'll be Lukasz Fabianski in goal with Bacary Sagna, Sebastien Squillaci, Johan Djourou and Gael Clichy ahead of him. If they are a committed as the were on the road at Wolves, then we can ask no more.

I thought we were lacking a bit of bite in midfield on Wednesday an I think w might be in danger of overusing Jack Wilshere, so in the centre of the park I'd go for Alex Song, Cesc Fabregas and Tomas Rosicky.

And up front, let's just keep it simple - Marouane Chamakh, Theo Walcott and Samir Nasri are our top scorers this season, so let's try out that little combo to see if they can increase their tally. 

Actually I can't think of a more attacking first 11 at the moment, ignoring Robin van Persie, who isn't match fit and Andrey Arshavin who seems to have misplaced his scoring boots.

ButI know some of you will have other, maybe better, ideas of how we should line up, so feel free to share them using our comments facility.

Addict XI


Sagna Squillaci Djourou Clichy


       Fabregas Rosicky

   Walcott Chamakh Nasri